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  • 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.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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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
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October 05
Special Event
Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) Summit
October 02 -
October 05
2013-10-02 00:00 2013-10-05 00:00
Special Event
Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) Summit
Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, L.A. 90045