• Otis College’s Fine Art Department presents:

    “How to Live?”

    Otis College of Art and Design
    Undergraduate Fine Arts Critic-in-Residence, 2016 – 2017


    7:30pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016
    In Otis College's Goldsmith Campus Forum
    Free and open to the public

  • Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.



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The Living Principles, a web for the global design community to co-create, share and showcase best practices, tools, stories and ideas for sustainable design across all disciplines.

Life Cycle Analysis: An Introduction to Sustainable Practice for Artists and Designers, a PowerPoint by Randy Lavender

Toy Design Methods: A Sustainability Perspective, Advances in Industrial Design Engineering, 2013.

Recommended Library Books

Title: Cradle to Cradle
Author: McDonough, William
Call Number: TD794.5 M395 2002

Title: Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Author: Janine M. Benyus
on order

Title: Local Action and Participation: Lessons Learned from Participatory Projects and Action Research in Future Megacities
Author: Schinkel, Ulrike, Angela Jain, and Sabine Schröder
on order

Title: Implementing Campus Greening Initiatives: Approaches, Methods and Perspectives
Author: Filho, Walter Leal, Nandhivarman Muthu, Golda Edwin, and Mihaela Sima
on order

Title: Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability
Author: David Holmgren
on order

Title: The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience
Author: Toby Hemenway
on order

Title: Product design in the sustainable era
Author: Reis, Dalcacio.
Call Number: TS171.4 R453 2010

Title: Green living : architecture and planning
Author: Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment.
Call Number: NA2542.36 P75 2010

Title: Eco fashion
Author: Brown, Sass.
Call Number: GT521 B76 2010

Title: Thinking, objects : contemporary approaches to product design
Author: Parsons, Tim.
Call Number: TS171

Title: Sustainable textiles : life cycle and environmental impact
Call Number: TS1446 S87 2009

Title: Social responsibility in the global apparel industry
Author: Dickson, Marsha Ann.
Call Number: HD60 D485 2009

Title: Packaging sustainability : tools, systems, and strategies for innovative package design
Author: Jedlicka, Wendy, 1959-
Call Number: TS195.6 J44 2009

Title: Designing sustainable packaging
Author: Boylston, Scott, 1963-
Call Number: TS195.4 .B69 2009

Title: Design is the problem : the future of design must be sustainable
Author: Shedroff, Nathan.
Call Number: TS171.4 S54 2009

Title: Design futuring : sustainability, ethics, and new practice
Author: Fry, Tony.
Call Number: NK1510 F77 2009

Title: Sustainable fashion : why now? : a conversation about issues, practices, and possibilities
Call Number: TT497 S87 2008

Title: Fashion & sustainability: design for change
Call Number: TT515 F437 2012

Title: Green homes : dwellings for the 21st century
Author: Rooney, E. Ashley.
Call Number: NA7117.5 .R66 2008

Title: FutureFashion white papers
Description: xi, 287 p. ; 20 cm.
Call Number: TT497 F87 2007

Title: The designer's atlas of sustainability
Author: Thorpe, Ann.
Call Number: HC79 E5 T486 2007 (and ebook)

Title: Sustainable by design : explorations in theory and practice
Author: Walker, Stuart, 1955-
Call Number: TS170.5 W45 2006

Title: Edens lost & found : how ordinary citizens are restoring our great cities
Call Number: HT175 E34 2006

Title: Earth-friendly graphics LOHAS : lifestyles of health and sustainability
Call Number: NC997 E25 2006

Title: Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-based Graphic Design
Author: Shea, Andrew
Call number: NC997 S455 2012

Title: Sustainability Principles and Practice
Author: Robertson, Margaret
Call number: On Order

Title: Beyond child's play: sustainable product design in the global doll-making industry
Author:Sally Edwards
Available as a full-text e-book through the Otis Library.

Title: Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability
Author: Alkon, Alison Hope., and Julian Agyeman
Available as a full-text e-book available here.


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