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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

"We are winning today. Today is going to be a great day. There is breakfast casserole!" Randi Gloss, 24, loaded up a square paper plate with food and swung herself into one of the lilac velour lounge car booths on the train she was riding: the Millennial Train Project, a 10-day journey which carried millennial social entrepreneurs and innovators across the country this week. As the train stopped in cities across the southern United States, the riders conducted individual project research and received mentorship from thought leaders spanning a number of industries.

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Bernardi, an installation artist and printmaker, is a professor at the California College of the Arts. Born in Argentina, her work investigating crimes in that country has led her to teach on art and human rights.

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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Six Plus One: CCA Writers Speak: Faith Adiele (“Meeting Faith”), Dodie Bellamy (“The TV Sutras”), Gloria Frym (“The True Patriot”), Elaine Kahn (“Women In Public”), Kevin Killian, Joseph Lease (“Testify”), and Shanthi Sekaran (“The Prayer Room”)

Of politics, poetry, memoirs and art: A dynamic set of readings by six brilliant writers who teach at California College of the Arts, as well as one CCA alumna. (The Marsh Cabaret)

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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

When most people look at the streets of the Tenderloin district in downtown San Francisco they see drugs, crime, and homelessness. But Michael Swaine sees it differently.

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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Swaine is an instructor at the California College of the Arts, where he teaches ceramics. However, it isn’t his pottery talents that he is putting to use for the people in San Francisco’sTenderloin District; notoriously gripped with poverty and crime. Instead, for the last 12 years, he’s been using an old-fashioned treadle sewing machine mounted onto an ice cream cart and dedicating the 15th of every month to patching up clothes for whoever wants to use his services—free of charge.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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