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

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Sustainability Radar

Aug 21, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
UPCycleDay2013Come to the courtyard to join us for a free materials grab!  It’s called UpCycle Day!  There’s no telling what you may find!  In previous years, we’ve had power tools, fabric, wood, drawing paper, portfolio cases, plastics, paint, and electronics!  AND IT’S ALL FREE FOR THE TAKING! Materials for UpCycle Day are supplied by the [more]
Jul 15, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
IMG_8030Students in Robin Murez’s Creative Action/Sustainability elective class “We are Surrounded” along with Interim President, Kerry Walk, and various Otis staff participated in the annual Westchester 4th of July Parade with an animal rights themed entry. Students created costumes and other swag items to showcase the difficulties surrounding animal ecology throughout the world. All outcomes made by [more]
Jul 14, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Stu4_SustainCompHMSp14Architecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors Merve Onur and Diana Gonong received Honorable Mentions in the “Getting L.A. to Zero” student competition sponsored by The Living Building Challenge Collaborative – Los Angeles.   “Getting L.A. to Zero” called for innovation in three categories: Design, Product and Strategy.  Five finalists (individuals or teams) in the Design Innovation Category presented their projects to a jury at Gensler, Los Angeles on May 15, 2014.  A team [more]
May 14, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
GreenRibbons_2014Graduation_detail  During the May 11th Commencement Ceremony, about 35 Graduating Seniors from a range of majors wore green ribbons on their gowns to signify their “pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job [they] consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which [they] [more]
May 7, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Graduation PledgeAs the first class of Sustainability Minors graduate this year Otis plans to recognize all graduates who take a pledge for social and environmental responsibility at their future workplaces. Students who take this pledge will get a green ribbon to wear on their gown which can be collected on graduation day from Dr. Carol Branch on the 4th [more]
Apr 24, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Here is a link to an illustrated guide on how to make compost in your apartment and reduce waste.     How To Compost In Your Apartment
Apr 21, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Bicycle Repair KitWe are happy to announce that TSS has included in their check out inventory a Bicycle Repair Kit. This Kit includes, among their usual array of wrenches and plies, a chain repair tool, sprocket wrenches, tire patches, tire levelers and much more. This useful addition was made possible by the help from Otis Student Activities [more]
Apr 21, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
GUILDThe Otis Resource Exchange just announced a new partnership with a local design/fabrication collective based in Hawthorne called Guild. Guild is opening its doors, or rather its waste bins, to the Otis Community. Guild is a large multi-city design/build enterprise and has a constant flow of new and exciting materials for Otis students to rummage [more]
Apr 1, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Angel AzulThe Creative Action class Movies that Matter, taught by Perri Chasin and Judy Arthur, in association with Otis Student Activities presents a special screening of Angel Azul Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 Otis Forum 7:00 – 9:00PM Free and open to the public [more]
Mar 11, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
The People's MovementThe Science and Sustainable Design class, taught by Lara Hoad and Sam Stier, is hosting visiting designer Mark Wystrach of The People’s Movement. Wednesday March 12, 10am Ahmanson 501 Open to the Otis Community.  

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