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Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 by Laura Braun

“It started as an idea to plant new trees,” says urban gardener Hui, but government organizations balked at her public planting efforts. Then, at a permaculture guild in 2010, she met c an educator at California College of the Arts in Oakland. The pair formed the Guerrilla Grafters, a group of furtive fruit activists whose mission is to transform existing ornamental trees into fruit producers. “I was interested in what makes an urban agriculture project legal or not,” says Haughwout, a former volunteer at the Hayes Valley Farm. “Why are only some projects permitted?”

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Jim Norrena

Editor's note: FACULTY SPOTLIGHT is an editorial series that showcases CCA's wide range of professional faculty members.

Here we learn more about Writing and Literature and MFA in Writing faculty member Faith Adiele, who was born of a Nordic-American mother and a Nigerian father. 

Adiele was raised as the sole African girl on a farm in the Pacific Northwest. She later won a fellowship to Nigeria, where she met for the first time her father -- originally thought killed in the Biafran War -- and her siblings.

Adiele serves as an advisory faculty member position for the college's Students of Color organization. She has lectured and taught writing all over the world.

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Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

Raised in Tehran, Iran, and living and working in San Francisco, Taraneh Hemami continues to explore themes of displacement, preservation and representation in her collective and curatorial projects, creating connections through experimental projects between artists, writers and scholars.

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

He later developed the glass program at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland -- now the California College of the Arts -- where he remained until 1987, when he left to work full time in his studio in Berkeley.

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Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

Tina Takemoto, an artist and associate professor of visual studies at California College of the Arts, discussed the display on Jiro Onuma, a gay Japanese immigrant who arrived in California in 1923. The exhibit, which was curated by Takemoto, contains photographs of Onuma with his friends and lovers around San Francisco and a small selection of homoerotic kitsch, including his postcard of a matador with a bronze erect penis, which could be detached and used as a necktie pin (then placed back on the matador at the end of the day), she said.

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Laura Braun

Lipofsky did that in two ways: he made glass art, and he taught other people how to do it, from the very beginning. The ink was barely dry on Lipofsky’s diploma when he was hired by UC Berkeley to launch its glass program. That program didn’t last, and Lipofsky went on to launch another program at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland (now the California College of the Arts).

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Laura Braun

Almost immediately after receiving his master’s degree in fine art in 1964, he was asked to join the decorative arts department at Berkeley and create a glassblowing program. He taught at Berkeley and in 1967 also began teaching part-time at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he became a full-time teacher in 1972 and remained until 1987.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

The art of comics, it should now be clear, has advanced well beyond the likes of Bazooka Joe wrappers, Jack Chick tracts, and old back issues of Hot Stuff The Little Devil to become one of the most vital forms of expression of the 21st century. Comics adaptations, long a staple of motion pictures, are now beginning to dominate television (ArrowThe Flash) and even Broadway as well (Fun Home).

Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 by Jordana Moore Saggese

Visual Studies faculty member, Dr. Nilgun Bayraktar, has just published her first book Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art, as part of the Routledge series: Advances in Film Studies. Joining attention to aesthetic experimentation with a focus on sociopolitical concerns, this book offers a detailed account of the ways recent cinematic and artistic works engage Europe's increasingly diversie and complex relationship to migration. Dr.

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

Intrigued by the intersection of tech and maker culture in the Bay Area, Marcus moved in 2013 to become an assistant professor at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. He encourages his students to have a pragmatic approach to design. “I often say to students, ‘OK, you can model it, but how do you make it?’ ” he explains. “For me, it’s about how computation can be leveraged to further architectural, social, or programmatic goals.”

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