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  • Charlotte Cotton

    “Photography is Magic!”


  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event

    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures

    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event

    Highly Recommended for Sophomores


Materials Resources

This page is just for reference.

Subscription Databases

Inventables - Inventables

Material Connexion - Material Connexion

Optional: To set up a personal account (with Otis email) which will enable you to save materials and searches, click here.



Materia - database with manufacturers contact info.

Materio  - costs a lot to join, but the pictures are nice.

Core77  - There's an RSS Feed on this blog that could be good for this page...


http://ecolect.net/ - sustainable



http://www.mindsetsonline.co.uk/index.php - has materials you can order, like inventables. REALLY fun stuff.


http://www.matrec.it/en/ -  requires subscription, education discount.

CCA Material Library - nice database, open

Wearable Technology

MaterialProject.org  - a material and building reference

Materials for Designers

Style Park  - database of materials with manufacturer info.



Transmaterial - blog.

http://ecolect.net/blog/ - blog

http://www.architerials.com/ - blog about new materials

Harvard Material Library blog




http://extranet.kingston.ac.uk/rematerialise/search-materials/search.asp - nice searchable. must register, though.

http://inhabitat.com/products-2/  - a nice blog with new products