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Media coverage / Sept. 11, 2020

On Associate Professor Irene Cheng’s new book, "Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present"

"Race and Modern Architecture" challenges the architecture field to write race back into its history by confronting how racial thinking has intimately shaped some of the key concepts of modern architecture and culture over time.


Media coverage / Sept. 8, 2020

Ceramics Monthly highlights the work of CCA alum Shalene Valenzuela

Ceramics Monthly highlights the work of Shalene Valenzuela (MFA Ceramics 1997), who uses trompe l’oeil “with a twist,” reimaging everyday objects into more than meets the eye.

Shalene Valenzuela’s Telephone: Yellow Tangle, 9 in. (23 cm) in length, slip-cast earthenware, underglaze illustration, 2019.

Media coverage / Sept. 6, 2020

CCA alum Toyin Ojih Odutola’s Barbican show covered by Frieze

In A Countervailing Theory, Toyin Ojih Odutola’s (MFA Painting/Drawing 2012) show at London’s Barbican, Odutola tells the story of “two lovers caught up in a matriarchal society” through 40 black canvases illustrated exclusively in chalk, pastel, and char

Toyin Ojih Odutola, Imitation Lesson; Her Shadowed Influence, 2019, charcoal, pastel and chalk on board. Courtesy: the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Media coverage / Sept. 4, 2020

Critical Studies chair Patricia G. Lange wins National Communication Association award

Patricia G. Lange is the 2020 recipient of the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression for her 2019 book 'Thanks for Watching: An Anthropological Study of Video Sharing on YouTube.'

Cover of 'Thanks for Watching: An Anthropological Study of Video Sharing on YouTube' by Patricia G. Lange

Media coverage / Sept. 1, 2020

CCA’s Decolonial School featured in the September issue of Communication Arts

Indigenous designers and designers of color in academia are laying the foundations for new design methods that decenter white European-based visual culture. Communication Arts features practitioners and educators decolonizing design in its latest issue.

CCA faculty members welcome keynote presenter Dr. Dori Tunstall to the Decolonial Unconference held at the school’s San Francisco campus in February 2020

Media coverage / Aug. 28, 2020

Helen Maria Nugent talks about CCA’s new residence hall and resiliency through design on Pier 70’s “Pier 2 Peer”

CCA Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent spoke with Pier 70’s Marcy Coburn for the organization’s weekly conversation series “Pier 2 Peer” about CCA’s campus unification, Founders Hall, and how creativity and design can help people be resilient.

Helen Maria Nugent on Pier 70's "Pier 2 Peer"

Media coverage / Aug. 24, 2020

CCA alum Lava Thomas announced as a recipient of 2020 San Francisco Artadia Awards

Lava Thomas (BFA Ceramics 1999) and Marcela Pardo Ariza were named the recipients of the 13th annual San Francisco Artadia Awards, which includes $10,000 in unrestricted funds and access to Artadia’s artistic programs.

Artist Lava Thomas, a 2020 Artadia Award winner, stands inside her studio in Berkeley in 2019.

Media coverage / Aug. 19, 2020

OCAD’s Dori Tunstall gives props to CCA’s Decolonial School in Fast Company

Tunstall visited CCA in February before COVID–19 hit and said her “mind was blown away by the passion and the meaningfulness of the projects” that students were doing through the Decolonial School.

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Media coverage / Aug. 14, 2020

Freida Pinto to star in and produce TV series based on Alka Joshi’s The Henna Artist

Miramax TV has optioned the rights for CCA alum Alka Joshi’s (MFA Writing 2011) best-selling debut novel, The Henna Artist, for a TV series produced by and starring Freida Pinto.

Alka Joshi

Media coverage / Aug. 7, 2020

Design Milk’s “Friday Five” with CCA alum Nastaran Mousavi

Nastaran Mousavi (MArch 2013) talked to Design Milk about growing up in Iran and the places, people, and things that inspire her.

Nastaran Mousavi (Photo by Meg Sexton)

Media coverage / Aug. 6, 2020

Three CCA alumni announced as finalists in the 2020 San Francisco Artadia Awards

Sofía Córdova (MFA 2010), Chanell Stone (BFA Photography 2019), and Lava Thomas (BFA Ceramics 1999) were announced as finalists for this year’s Artadia Awards. (Photo of Lava Thomas by Justine Danielle Marasigan.)

Lava Thomas (Photo by Justine Danielle Marasigan)

Media coverage / Aug. 4, 2020

Alum Maja Ruznic featured in 'The Nation'

Art critic Barry Schwabsky examines “how the act of scrutinizing art online has changed the role of the critic” and draws attention to CCA alum Maja Ruznic’s (MFA Fine Arts 2009) work.

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Media coverage / July 29, 2020

Alum Miriam Hillawi Abraham (MFA Interaction Design 2019) wins prestigious Graham Foundation Grant to develop her MFA Design thesis

Abyssinian Cyber Vernaculus seeks to activate architectural landscapes while it uncovers and reinstates the presence and power of those marginalized by the dominant conservative ethos of Ethiopian society.

Miriam Hillawi Abraham, 2019. Exhibition of thesis work, “Abyssinian Cyber Vernaculus,” at the Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco.

Media coverage / July 15, 2020

Exceptional MFA work from five CCA grads

Hyperallergic highlighted the work of five CCA MFA students—Hannah Waiters, Hoi Chang, Margot Becker, Narges Poursadeqi, and Christine Lyon—for a roundup of standout artwork from graduating students at CCA, UC Davis, and CSU Chico.

Hoi Chang, 'Old girl' (2019)

Media coverage / July 12, 2020

How Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno conceived next-gen workspaces

CCA Architecture professors Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno were interviewed for “Throughline," a special section in the San Francisco Chronicle that envisions the city after the pandemic and protests.

A rendering of Futureforms’ Supergalaxy.

Media coverage / July 11, 2020

'Upside down floating reef' in the San Francisco Bay could change ecology of shoreline

Architectural Ecologies Lab (AEL) Directors Adam Marcus and Margaret Ikeda updated ABC7 on the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab this month.

CCA Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab deployed in the San Francisco Bay. Photo by Adam Marcus.

Media coverage / July 7, 2020

CCA alum Woody De Othello is shaping the future of ceramics

Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) spoke to Galerie about how his recent work at Art Basel and John Michael Kohler Arts Center uses mundane objects to explore larger issues.

Installation view of Woody De Othello, Cool Composition, 2019, in Jessica Silverman and Karma Gallerys' booth, at Art Basel in Miami Beach, 2019. Courtesy of Art Basel, Karma Gallery, and Jessica Silverman Gallery.

Media coverage / July 7, 2020

In Plain Sight—a collective of 80 artists, including Tina Takemoto and alum Hank Willis Thomas—skytyped powerful messages above ICE detention centers over July 4 weekend

XMAP: In Plain Sight is a nationwide artist-led intervention fighting migrant detention and the culture of incarceration.

XMAP: In Plain Sight

Media coverage / June 29, 2020

Four DMBA alums help America ditch dairy with JOI, a new almond milk company

Tony Jimenez, Isabelle Shu, Dave Korstad, and Mike O'Hagan, all Class of 2015 graduates of CCA's MBA Design Strategy program, were interviewed in the Miami Herald about their new almond milk company, JOI.


Media coverage / June 23, 2020

The Nation’s review of Dodie Bellamy Is On Our Mind from the CCA Wattis

Writer Claire Mullen on Dodie Bellamy Is On Our Mind, a collection of essays published by the CCA Wattis Institute and Semiotext(e).