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Integrated Learning StudioILMS300An upper-division interdisciplinary studio course offering unique core content that shifts from term to term. This studio affords students the opportunity to engage with professionals from various fields and expand their notion of problem solving beyond their major in public site realworld challenges. A limited choice of ILMS300 courses will count for the Sustainability Minor. Please see the Interdisciplinary Studies Director.Examples of previous and plannedILMS 300 courses:Ban the Bottle Abolish the BagStudents learn ways to reduce plastic pollution in oceans, starting by conducting research on the impact plastic trash has on our local oceans, wildlife, and communities. They will then work in multidisciplinary teams to develop proposals to educate and encourage the reduction, reuse, and refusal of plastic bags, bottles, and containers.Mobile Local: LA’s Food Truck RevolutionMobile Local will focus on issues of social sustainability and cultural inuence through systemic under- standing of Los Angeles and its unique pedestrian culture. Qualitative, ethnographic research techniques, interviews, site visits, and eating will be used as primary research methods.Comic Heroes: From 2–D to 3–DThis class is an exploration of comics and their 3–D counterparts. Students’ work in the course could result in an intriguing marketing promotion or perhaps a “final product,” which could range from a virtual world, to an action figure, a digital game, or even a user-created and edited website.Partner: Top Cow / Hero InitiativeRADI-OStudent teams learn about FM, AM, and Internet radio production, producing content that reports, engages, and rediscovers the Westchester community. Students gain hands-on experience in the audio production studios at both Otis and Loyola Marymount University (LMU), while learning to listen, record, and edit the sound around them. In class, students will produce a creative, fun, and informative radio show to be available online at Otis and rebroadcast on the LMU radio stations. Partners: KXLU, KLMUCommunity Crossover: Identity-Based Projects in the Public RealmConceptualize and produce art and design interventions in collaboration with partners Breathe LA. Research their rich history, identify core values, and help to convey their unique character to intended audiences. Outcomes may include digital and graphic media campaigns, unique product development, physical space alterations, or experiential events and exhibitions. Partner: Breathe LANeighborgapbridge: Changing the World, One Neighborhood at a TimeCan artists and designers collaborate and assume the role of ethnographers to investigate our Otis neighbors? Can they identify “gaps” in communication, interests, and values, and propose ”bridges” to connect them? Creative. Blue Sky. Out There. Walking Distance. Elementary School, and The Custom HotelOtis Goes Green—Global Green USAThis course provides art and design students with the knowledge and tools needed to make ecodesign an integral part of the design process. Students in this course will have an opportunity to help Otis become Green, discuss Green Design with top Green Designers, and attend a Green Design Show. Partner: Global Green InternationalMade for Kids: Childhook Learning and Development StudioOtis students from all departments will develop tools, toys, clothing, and learning spaces for the students and faculty of a local elementary school. Collaboration with Catastrophe: Disaster Design Are we ready for the unexpected? If the Big One or another catastrophe hits Los Angeles tomorrow, how can artists and designers help to mitigate the crisis and participate in the rebuilding of the city? Results will range from preventative design, to survival design, to design for a postcatastrophic future. Partner: City of El SegundoJunior BlindMultidisciplinary student groups engage in research and exercises, interacting with the students of Junior Blind and working blind artists, in an attempt to understand what it is to be visually impaired or blind. Art and design projects will be developed from collaborative “visually impaired” experiences to enable and enhance the creativity and imagination of the students at Junior Blind and to encourage Otis students to rethink the ways in which the nonvisual world engages with art and design disciplines.Design Challenge: Ningbo, ChinaStudents will learn about bamboo in an integrated context. Industrial: growing, harvesting, processing, physical properties, and sustainable attributes. Design: develop a toy that is in compliance with regulatory product safety laws, and of course, “fun.” Practicum: students will attend a monthlong “Bamboo Workshop” near Ningbo, China. Each student will design and fabricate a toy made of bamboo. **This course will take place every other Monday during the spring semester, with one month in China during the summer.Design for Social Impact:Students will be introduced to the complexities of social design leadership and will be taught to design local product systems that can be validated and scaled to fit different contexts. Engaging directly with local communities in need, students will conduct hands-on research and develop actionable social design strategies, with an emphasis on systems and tools. Partner: Urban Compass.
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Communication Arts presents a lecture by visiting artist Kevin Bradley of Church of Type.
Fine Arts presents Hannah Whitaker, a photographer who received her BA from Yale University and MFA from Bard College. She has been featured in numerous shows at Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris, Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York City, Y Gallery in Queens, and Kumukumu Gallery in New York City.
Open to all. Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim.
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 DONGHIA DESIGNER-IN-RESIDENCE LECTURE by JOEP VAN LIESHOUT
07:00pm Open Seating 07:30pm Lecture 09:00pm Reception. This lecture and cocktail reception are free and open to the public.
Ahmanson Auditorium at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Amir Fallah.
Thursday, March 13th 11:00am - 12:30pm
MFA Studio Building: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230
Andrew K. Currey
Graduate Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
March 9 - March 13
Closing Reception: Thursday, March 13, 6pm - 9pm
Spring break through March 23