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  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • 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.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

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

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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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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October 05, 2013
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