Posted on Friday, November 26, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Congratulations to CCA's pioneer 2010 class of Leading by Design Fellows Program [photo: Jim Norrena]
Posted on Friday, November 5, 2010 by Sarah Owens
Several members from CCA’s community are engaging themselves in OPENwater, a two-day event scheduled for November 13–14 that celebrates the collaboration between SFMOMA and the artists, chefs, and educators who comprise OPENrestaurant—a self-described “collective of restaurant professionals who sought to move their environment to an art space as a way to experiment with the language of their daily activities.”Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Chris Bliss
Q. Your job involves a lot of international travel. What are some global trends in art and design education?
The overarching trend is simply the belief that art and design education has become more important—that it’s a lively, dynamic field. Creativity and innovation are the most valuable currencies of our time. We hear that China has started around 1,000 new art and design programs in the last 10 to 15 years, and there are similar government-led education initiatives across the globe, particularly in Asia (including India), starting at the primary and secondary school levels.
The premise is that the new global economy will be built on the creative industries, and there will be more professional opportunities and more spheres of influence for artists and designers. In much of Asia, traditional ways of teaching and learning are not seen as conducive to creativity and innovation. When I’m over there I’m often asked questions about how to teach and instill creativity.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Sustainable Skyscrapers: Vertical Ecologies and Urban Ecosystems
Paperback, 64 pages, $25
The skyscraper is architecture's ultimate icon. The term itself conjures images of seemingly impossible, awe-inspiring loft, and as a design proposition the skyscraper raises some of architecture's biggest questions. Is it possible for a sense of community to develop among inhabitants of a vertical, stratified environment? What is the essence of a slender form? This book, the latest installment in CCA's Architecture Studio Series, documents several innovative answers by CCA students and faculty. It is designed by Mike Hu and Mai Ogiva, Graphic Design undergraduates in CCA's Sputnik studio, and edited by Ila Berman (director of Architecture) and Nataly Gattegno (Architecture faculty).Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Sarah Owens
This summer Fashion Design students were busy helping kids make geometry come alive. As part of the Exploratorium’s Geometry Playground summer exhibition was the “You’d Be Naked Without Geometry” event that offered five California College of the Arts Fashion Design students the chance to spur children’s creativity by making opulent dresses out of pink pattern-making paper.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Samantha Braman
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Artist and furniture designer Scott Constable is fall 2010's Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Wood Arts. He is a woodworker who uses his craft to explore the social and philosophical issues of everyday life. His work, ranging from furniture to architecture and environmental sculpture, has exhibited internationally and garnered numerous design awards.Read the rest
Posted on Saturday, October 2, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2010 by Sarah Owens
CCA alumna Zara Franks (BFA Fashion Design 2009), owner/designer of Venn Apparel, is currently working with a unique research project, named “Fibershed,” that focuses for one year on a particular woman’s clothing. The project’s founder and subject, Rebecca Burgess, wears only locally produced garments made from sustainably manufactured fibers—all grown within 150 miles of her home in Marin County!Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by Clay Walsh
That’s right folks, the rumor’s true: It’s time again to break out your video camera and hit the streets for CCA’s R.A.W. (Real Artists at Work) Video competition.
This year’s theme: Bike Culture at CCA—as you define it!
What’s CCA’s R.A.W. Video competition? It’s the college’s annual student video competition that awards $500 cash to each juried winner of an original artistic point of view submitted in the form of a short video that depicts a designated theme.Read the rest