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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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PALS 2013 Summit — Sessions open to students & faculty

October 2  & 3

Co-hosted by Otis College of Art and Design and Art Center College of Design

PALS Fellows from AICAD institutions across the US and Canada will convene for the fourth annual Summit. PALS leverages and shares resources among AICAD schools to collectively integrate sustainability into undergraduate and graduate art and design education.

 
Watch via Google Hangout – RSVP to sustainablepals@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, October 2nd — OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

1:30pm Ahmanson 102 (The Forum)

 

1:45 pm Welcome to Otis!

Kerry Walk, Provost & Michele Jaquis, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:00 pm Keynote presentation Ezio Manzini via Google plus

Ezio Manzini is perhaps the world's leading expert on sustainable design, with a focus on scenario-building toward solutions encompassing both environmental and social quality.

He is professor of Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic, as Director of CIRIS (the Interdepartmental Centre for Research on Innovation for Sustainability), where he focuses on innovative processes in the system of production and consumption and, in particular, on the relationship between product strategies and environmental policies in the perspective of sustainable development.

Manzini is the author of several design books, including The Material of Invention, Artifacts: Towards a New Ecology of the Artificial Environment, and Solid Side: The Search for Consistency in a Changing World (with Marco Susani). His recent book, Sustainable Everyday envisions what life might be like in a sustainable society, putting forth possible scenarios and workable alternatives.

 

2:30pm Otis Panel

Individual presentations and discussion following
Rich Shelton, Director of Creative Action/Integrated Learning
Lara Hoad, Creative Action & Sustainability Minor Faculty member
Rose Brantley, Fashion Design Chair

 

Thursday, October 3rd — ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

1:15 pm Art Center Panel

Individual presentations and discussion following
Mariana Amatullo, Vice President, designmatters
Marshall Hamachi, Director, Colors Materials Trends Exploration Lab
Daisuke Yamaguchi, Faculty & Advisor, EcoCouncil

 

2:15 pm Break

 

More info

Michele Jaquis, Otis Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and PALS Fellow

310-826-2632 /mjaquis@otis.edu

 

 

October 02, 2013
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October 05, 2013
Special Event
Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) Summit
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Special Event
Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) Summit
Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, L.A. 90045