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  • A temporary gallery store featuring alumni artists and designers, curated by Robert Apodaca, Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery.

     

    Reception for Alumni and Friends of Otis
    July 25, 3-5pm
    RSVP Required

  • Trials and Troubles

    Jul 25| Special Event
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    Rachel Kushner, Benjamin Weissman, Tom Brosseau; Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Land of the Bat, 2008 (detail)

    Saturday July 25, 7pm, Free
    Trials and Troubles: A Night of Songs and Stories with Tom Brosseau, Rachel Kushner, and Benjamin Weissman

  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Studio 6 Project in Seattle

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors' 2013 Studio 6: Building/Landscape "Going Soft" projects were sited in Seattle, WA. Students first worked in teams on Project No. 1 "PROJECTED PORT: Seattle 2100," which addressed the anticipated 3-5 feet rise in sea level in the Puget Sound by 2100. Students worked individually on Project No. 2, the "PACIFIC RIM DISASTER RESEARCH and EDUCATION CENTER."

Students focused on the issues (causes/effects), techniques and organizations of landscape form and ecology, and how these influence and can suggest siting and design strategy—in this case, that for a disaster research and education center. This relatively recent building type is both particular and increasingly necessary given the attention to the significant changes the global climate and resulting natural disasters affecting our built environment. - Greg Kochanowski, A/L/I Senior Lecturer, Studio 6 Instructor