• Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures

    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.


    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects


KCET on Alumnus Mario Ybarra Jr.’s Residency at 18th Street Arts Center

Slanguage Speaks Slanguage

By Betty Marín
Since April, Slanguage Studio artists Monica A. Martinez, Emilio Venegas Jr., Karla Diaz, and Mario Ybarra Jr. have taken over the 18th Street Arts Center gallery as Artist Lab residents. Their residency and exhibition, "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost" is on view through June 26th. Central to their project is a speculative fiction narrative they developed over the course of their residency, which has generated several short films and will culminate in a limited-edition comic book. Their story introduces us to an underground homeless rebel group leading a futurist revolution to protect their city from the powers that be.
The speculative fiction world of the 18th Street Arts Center installation is one version of the hybrid cultural spaces Slanguage inhabits. This narrative speaks to the collective's identity bridging vernacular and high art forms, and their almost fifteen year history of surviving and thriving with limited financial support. By valuing street culture and other histories often dismissed by the same institutions with which they are in dialogue, Slanguage claims a piece of the art world on their own terms and speaks their own artistic language.
Within the gallery space, they've created a rich installation composed of video and other artifacts, telling about this fictional world and the characters that live there. Using the gallery "as a lab and art studio," as co-founder Karla Diaz describes, the artists first presented research, which eventually grew into the exhibition on view. Research included the materials they collected to build costumes for their characters and some of the drawing and writing exercises that led them to the speculative fiction narrative at the heart of their residency. The intention of the Artist Lab Residency is precisely for artists to experiment and create a project that an audience can see and interact with during its development. Diaz explains how they "built characters and landscapes of different futuristic, sci-fi worlds" through cosplay, collaborative automatic writing, and drawing workshops, and by recording videos and sound. Read more here.
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