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  • Presidents' Day Holiday

    Feb 15| Academic Dates
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    Otis offices are closed for the Holiday.

  • Oliver Kellhammer is an independent artist, writer and researcher, who seeks, through his botanical interventions and social art practice, to demonstrate nature’s surprising ability to recover from damage. His recent work has focused on the psychosocial effects of climate change, cleaning up contaminated soils, reintroducing prehistoric trees to landscape damaged by industrial logging and cataloging the ecology of brownfield ecologies. He currently works as a lecturer in sustainable systems at Parsons in New York City.
     
  • Emily Kendal Frey is the author of the poetry collections The Grief Performance, selected for the Cleveland State Poetry Center's 2010 First Book Prize by Rae Armantrout, and Sorrow Arrow, as well as the the chapbooks Frances, The New Planet, and Airport. The winner of the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award, Frey's poetry has appeared in the journals Octopus and the Oregonian. She lives in Portland.

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  • Performance : Proust in one hour

    by Véronique Aubouy

    Duration : 60 minutes chrono

    In this performance I try to summarize in 60 minutes In search of past time with my own words, as a story of another time which reveals itself contemporary. I deliver my own intimate and personal perception of this book which radiates in my life. Each performance is another opportunity to explore different zones of the book, proceeding at random, inspired by an aleatory and fickle memory.

  • Rear Window

    Kristin Moore
    Thesis Exhibition
    Feb 16th-19th, 2016

    Reception:

    Thursday, Feb 18th, 6-9PM

    Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. 
    Los Angeles, CA 90045 
    310.846.2614


    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm

     

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.4 by IÑAKI ÁBALOS

  • Mr. Yang Chen worked in real estate development companies for eight years and in architecture design companies for fourteen years, serving as architect, General Manager, and Executive President. From 2002 to 2007 he was General Manager of China Construction Design International (CCDI) Shanghai and COO of its headquarters in Shenzhen. He played a significant role in CCDI’s transition from a regional company of around 100 employees to a national corporation of over 3000 employees.

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Sustainability Radar

Feb 3, 2016
Sustainability
OliverKellHammer-flyer2016Feb. 16 11:00am-12:15pm in the Forum Creative Action, Foundation and Fine Arts present a lecture by visiting artist Oliver Kellhammer. Kellhammer is an independent artist, writer and researcher, who seeks, through his botanical interventions and social art practice, to demonstrate nature’s surprising ability to recover from damage. His recent work has focused on the psychosocial [more]
Dec 11, 2015
Sustainability
Today’s post comes a day late, as I am reporting on the Sustainability Capstone presentations that the seniors just gave Thursday evening. In this class, taught by Claudia Hernandez Romero, students reflect on their studies over the past three and a half years with a particular focus on an aspect of sustainability that informs their [more]
Dec 9, 2015
Sustainability
AmericanAnarchyposterAlthough the Communication Arts department does not explicitly offer classes that focus on sustainability, many of the students recognize the power of graphic design and advertising to influence culture towards making positive changes. Matthew Velarde’s advertising designs focussed on issues of health and safety in food and cleaning products.   Melvin Alvarez‘s work was made in response to the [more]
Dec 8, 2015
Sustainability
portfolio_jdruffner3_Page_09Product Design is another department at Otis that challenges all students, whether they are in the Sustainability minor or not, to create work that is both socially and environmentally responsible. Students work in a range of materials, designing everything from decorative and functional objects, furniture, fashion accessories, and consumer products, to the packaging for such items. Jasmin Druffner, Product Design junior minoring [more]
Dec 7, 2015
Sustainability
planters1Human Ecology, taught by Elektra Grant, is the first required course for Otis students enrolled in the Sustainability minor. The course is designed to engage students in the practice of collaborative, integrative and multidisciplinary research needed for creating sustainable futures while introducing them to the relationship between cultural, social and ecological systems and the current and historical critical sustainability [more]
Dec 6, 2015
Sustainability
otis-expansion-Aerial-Dusk_7pmSo how is Otis addressing sustainability through its current campus improvements and expansion? rendering by Ehrlich Architects and Frederick Fisher and Partners Andrew Armstrong, Otis alumnus, Director of Technical Support Services, and co-chair (with me) of the Environmental Steering Committee has been working the Senior Administration to address sustainability issues as the campus expands. Ehrlich Architects and Frederick [more]
Dec 5, 2015
Sustainability
NSCI305HexLifeOne of the required courses for the Sustainability Minor at Otis is Science and Sustainable Design, taught by Lara Hoad and Sam Stier. In this course students learn about climate change, biodiversity, cradle to cradle, Life Cycle Analysis and Biomimicry, which is studied in depth and used to inform the final project. Last semester, students from [more]