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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

“The only value you ever create or that companies ever create happens in the context of a relationship. No relationship, no exchange of value on any level. The reason why experiences are so important is that that’s the container for a relationship, especially ongoing. So if you don’t have an experience, you can’t have a relationship. If you don’t have a relationship you can’t exchange value with anyone.” –Nathan Shedroff, Chair, MBA in Design Strategy, California College of the Arts (CCA) and author, Make it So

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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

CCA is the only fashion school in the U.S. that offers undergraduate courses on fashion sustainability. Students are required to take a theoretical and practical sustainability course in order to complete the program. The school’s overall sustainability mission is so respected the fashion department partners with Levi’s and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for the courses, with the students being evaluated by industry experts from both companies in their year-end review.

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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

One current AiR, Matt Hutchinson, is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts; he also has his own design and fabrication studio, called PATH. Hutchinson is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between design and fabrication, with a focus on the convergence of traditional techniques and digital processes. Understanding the capabilities of the laser cutter, in particular, was one of Hutchinson’s goals when he entered Pier 9 as an Artist in Residence.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Laura Braun

Going to California College of the Arts every year for the graduation fashion show is tremendously exciting. Wondering whether the tent would survive the ridiculously strong wind by the end of the night is always part of the experience of California College of the Arts student fashion show. When some photographers were nervous about falling lights and the videographer looked a little unsure, that’s when you know the wind was especially lively this year. But just like every other year, the California College of the Arts 2015 Fashion Show went off swimmingly.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

As the sun rose over an ash-pale stretch of Arizona desert sprinkled with saguaro cacti—a Western scene straight out of Central Casting—25 millennials emerged from bunks on refurbished 1950s Pullmans, grabbed coffee, and began to work.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

"Traditionally, a lot of comics and graphic novels — a predecessor to animation — were more geared to boys," says Bret Parker, Pixar animator and professor at the Bay Area's California College of the Arts. "That's shifted. Now young women are realizing animation is an accessible thing they can go into."

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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

David Meckel, director of research and planning at the California College of the Arts, said he’s pleased to see the new 55-bus line run directly to the campus.

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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

“I became completely obsessed with it and I shot hundreds of hours of footage, because even though it was always the same, there was this slow evolution to what was happening,” says the professor of film and a graduate at California College of the Arts. It also dovetailed with another project on the relationship of parents to children. “Part of it was letting the camera roll, but I had to be constantly present. I couldn’t leave because any moment something could happen, so it became a very meditative place for me in the studio, which is usually chaotic.

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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

At the upcoming Dwell on Design discussion, Reduce the Material Footprint: Strategies to Empower Design, architect, interior designer, and educator Amy Campos will walk the audience through a series of built and developing case studies from her practice and academic collaborations at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Cities across Canada connected via webcast on May 5 for the latest panel discussion hosted by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) exploring “The Future of Human-Centred Design” with panelists from Purpose, UX For Good and California College of the Arts.

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