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  • Mining fields like education, cinema, psychology, literature and art history Anna Craycroft examines cultural models for fostering individuality. Through drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, furniture, installations, books, workshops, or curatorial projects she works thematically on a single thesis over a series of exhibitions.

  • In his lecture, Laurence Rickels reenters the exchange between Walter Benjamin and Alexander Mette, which led to Mette’s review of Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels in Imago and brought Benjamin to consider the clinical picture of schizophrenia, the topic of Mette’s dissertation-book, which he in turn reviewed.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • Solmaz Sharif

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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

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Clubs and Organizations

Club Uber

Club Uber provides up to 3 monetary reimbursements per semester to students for the purpose of sourcing art supplies, visiting museums as required for class activity, or for grocery shopping. Club Uber locations are approved by a student run group on campus that meets weekly to decide how the club should be faciliated, including the adding or removal of approved destinations. If you want to be part of the group that contributes to destinational decisions, contact Deborah @ hjk_100@hotmail.com

Dirty Deeds Gardening Club

The purpose of this organization is to give the opportunity to learn about gardening and sustainable living. The club seeks to raise acknowledgement about environmental matters among students. - Contact - Jasmin  @ jasmin.druffner@gmail.com

Identity Gay/Straight Alliance

Identity is a student organization at Otis College of Art and Design. Our purpose is to promote awareness and educate our campus and community about various genders, sexual orientations and various other related minority identities. We endeavor to support students of all genders and sexualities. We provide a safe space for them on campus and strive to promote acceptance and education for our community. We also encourage acceptance, tolerance and self-pride within our community through community involvement.- Contact - Maya at otisidentityclub@gmail.com

Insdustrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Provides Product Design students at Otis College the opportunity to become a part of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)  As members, students  have access to the IDSA job boards and websites, discounts to IDSA events will have the opportunity to submit work for IDSA awards and recognition. Contact Adam Blish @ apblish@gmail.com

Otis Video Game Club

The purpose of this organization is to create a community within Otis where students with interests in games can meet up and create long-lasting friendships, learn and strategize through the game or just play for fun, and make a memorable college experience. Which is done through periodic meetings, casual gameplay, and eventually leading to competitive tournaments. Contact - Jonathan otisvgc@gmail.com

Muslim Student Association (OMSA)

The Muslim Student Association provides a means for students to connect with fellow Muslims, create a platform for dialogue and discussion surrounding and involving Islam, and will provide a designated space for the students to pray during designated prayer times. We will connect with other Muslim clubs in other universities and colleges in Los Angeles  via events and potential meetups. The club will also connect Otis students with the surrounding mosques and do some volunteer work through those organizations. Contact - Sabrine @ mengerinksabrine@gmail.com

Contact - Drew at ddavis1@student.otis.edu
Contact - Drew at ddavis1@student.otis.edu
Otis Christian Club (OCC)

The Otis Christian Club is a group of individuals who form a family through the love of Christ. The club holds weekly gatherings for worship, sermons, and fellowship to create an environment of comfort. We dedicate ourselves to grow in our faith as a group as well as our individual relationships with God. Contact - Eden at jessicalilyla@gmail.com Our Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/212891492185942/

Otis Mindfulness Group

Otis Mindfulness Group provides students and staff at Otis an option to practice mindfulness based meditation on campus. The club offers a guided meditation and the opportunity to discuss how the practice of mindfulness can enhance day-to-day life. Contact Adam Blish @ apblish@gmail.com

Otis Soccer Club

The Otis Soccer Club provides an opportunty for Otis College students, faculty, staff or alumni to enjoy a great time playing soccer, and offers the chance to meet people within the Otis Community. Contact Diego Hernandez @ diegogarcia53599@gmail.com

Ozine

OZINE aims to be the voice of the students, providing an empowering vehicle for students to deliver a broad spectrum of articles and media devoted to communicating and inspiring the Otis community. Contact Indica Kalivoda @ inda.kalivoda@gmail.com

Under the Baobab Tree (UBT)

Under the Baobab Tree is an organization dedicated to the retention of students of African descent and Latino students at Otis College of Art and Design. Through meetings, occurring twice a month, students will be able to socialize, exchange cultural knowledge, collaborate study efforts, and learn of the various resources available to them in terms of funding, academics, and employment. Contact - Noah or Bernard @ noahshumes@gmail.com or bfranklin@student.otis.edu

 

Club/Organization Recognition Online Form

If you are interested in creating a new club/organization on campus, please download the Clubs Training Manual and Registration Guidlines and submit an Application. The request will be forwarded to Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities. If you have questions, please contact 310.846.2595.

 

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