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  • Otis Radio: Hot News

    May 02| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is Hot News with DJs Cindy Ho, Ana Molina, and April Oh who cover all the trending NEWS!

     
    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Cafe and archived on otisradio.tumblr.com

  • Otis Radio: flashback

    May 02| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

    This week from 5:00pm - 6:00pm is flashback: nostalgic static with DJ's Alix, April and Dane. Come listen and chat about nostalgic representations that make us who we are, from music, accessories, to fashion mistakes.


    Listen online at KLMU.

  • Graduate Fine Arts presents

    Now What?

    Class of 2016 Final MFA Exhibition  

     

    Family and Friends Night Celebration: Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm

    Ashton Allen

    Amanda Benefiel

    Ok-Young Choi

    Janet E. Dandridge

    Melany Dierks

    Elif Erkan

    Kathryn Kert Green

    Elizabeth Medina

    Kristin Moore 

    Jeisung Oh

    Zachary Roach

    Regine Rode

     

  • Learn about the Teacher Credentialing process with:

  • Otis Radio Olympics

    May 03| Special Event
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    Otis Radio students Bree Miller, Natasha Carovska and Rania Ann Zahir present Otis Radio Olympics.

    Play Games and Win Prizes!

    Come join them outside to relieve your stress from finals by playing Musical Chairs, Red Light Green Light, Simon Says, and other beloved childhood games.

  • Graduate Public Practice 
    2016 MFA Degree Presentations

    Henderson Blumer
    Jeanette Degollado
    Margarethe Drexel
    Tonya Ingram
    Jenny Kane
    Shefali Mistry
    Beth Ann Morrison
    Catherine SCOTI Scott
     

    EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS:

     
    Tuesday May 3, 7 – 9:00 p.m. 

    Shefali Mistry leads Michelada Think Tank event on artists of color

  • For decades, the Los Angeles–based artist Lita Albuquerque has blurred distinctions between Land art and Light and Space on increasingly grander scales, whether it be building installations surrounding the pyramids in Egypt or placing sculptures across Antarctica to mirror the formation of the stars. Her cosmic explorations continue with two new bodies of work that are currently being shown at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood, from January 9 through February 27, 2016, and at USC’s Fisher Museum of Art, from January 26 through April 10, 2016.

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Sustainability Radar

Mar 15, 2016
Sustainability
Otis3_web_t600Originally published by: By Deborah Belgum  | Thursday, March 10, 2016  | California Apparel News Despite more subways and light-rail train options than ever in the Los Angeles area, ridership has slipped 4 percent in nearly two years. So last year, the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority—which runs the mass transportation systems in Los Angeles County with [more]
Mar 8, 2016
Sustainability
ilaria-mazzoleniThe Science and Sustainable Design class presents a lecture by Ilaria Mazzoleni, Wednesday March 9th at 9:45am in Ahmanson 512.  All are welcome. IM STUDIO Milano/Los Angeles, founded by Ilaria Mazzoleni, focuses on issues related to sustainable architecture and building technologies at all scales of design. Using new concepts, ideas and techniques, derived from bio-inspired investigation, the office is committed [more]
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]