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For the first time, CCA’s fall lectures are entirely online, bringing a diverse lineup of industry experts from around the world to audiences everywhere.
Architectural Ecologies Lab students let local craft and culture lead as they create solutions for climate change in the Maldives.
/ Sept. 11, 2020
In spring 2020, Sayer Al Sayer (BArch 2020) examined the spatial, social, and political properties of communal utopias, seeking to understand the relationship between ideology and form. Read more on Scaffold, CCA Architecture’s website.
"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.
In late August, the City of Oakland announced its plan to purchase CCA’s former residence hall, Clifton Hall, to provide sustainable and transit-friendly deeply affordable housing for Oakland families and seniors.
/ Sept. 8, 2020
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.
/ Sept. 6, 2020
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
/ Sept. 4, 2020
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.'
/ Sept. 1, 2020
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.
Recent graduate Esther Elia (BFA Illustration 2019) discusses inspiration, interdisciplinarity, and her favorite spots around San Francisco.
/ Aug. 28, 2020
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.
Professors reflect on how they adapted their pedagogy and collaborated with other artists during shelter in place.
CCA’s dean of Humanities and Sciences discusses advocating for immigrant justice and how immigrant stories influence their work.
CCA’s donor-supported Student Emergency Fund has raised over $30,000 to date, and federal CARES Act funding provides nearly $700,000 in emergency relief grants to students.
Josh Silverman brings decades of professional design strategy expertise to the graduate Interaction Design program.
/ Aug. 24, 2020
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.
/ Aug. 19, 2020
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.
We’re dedicated to bringing the campus experience to our students, no matter where you’re learning from. So we’re getting creative.
Get to know the work of Fashion Design alum Sajida Silva and their thoughts on sustainable fashion.
/ Aug. 14, 2020
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.
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