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Mon, Oct 22, 2018

CCA - Architecture Lecture Series: Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams: PRACTICE or Holding Space for ______.

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
Join us for an evening with Amanda Williams.
October 22nd, 6:00pm

Amanda Williams is a visual artist who trained as an architect. Her practice blurs the distinction between art and architecture through works that employ
color as a way to draw attention to the political complexities of race, place and value in cities. The landscapes in which she operates are the visual
residue of the invisible policies and forces that have misshapen most inner cities. Williams's installations, paintings, video, and works on paper seek to inspire new ways of looking at the familiar, and in the process, raise questions about the state of urban space in America.

Amanda has exhibited widely, including the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, a solo exhibition at the MCA Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and the
Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis. She is a 2018 United States Artists Fellow, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors grantee, an Efroymson Family Arts Fellow, a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and a member of the multidisciplinary Museum Design team for the Obama Presidential Center. She is this year's Bill and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Visiting Professor at
the School of the Art Institute and has previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at Cornell University and Washington University in St. Louis. She lives and works on Chicago's south side.

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

CCA - Architecture Lecture Series: Elena Manferdini

Elena Manferdini: What if

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
October 29, 6:00pm

Join Elena Manferdini for a lecture that will trace the professional work of Atelier Manferdini in the past 5 years, critically participate in the current debate about the state of technology for the production of architecture, and will question the formal implications of various digital representational modes, and their relationship with personal devices. In particular the role
of drawings and pictures, along with AR will be at the center of the discussion.

In this age of mediated communication and fake news, revealing the truth or creating a dialectic opposition is no more the engine for novelty, nor change. Manferdini argues that creativity is one of the fundament ability
that architect have to promote alternatives to reality. The act of imagining architecture is a fundamental civic act done by the architect, that recognize that political problems canít be solved by an atrophied collective
imagination. And such collective imagination has to be continuously trained.

Elena Manferdini, principal and owner of Atelier Manferdini, has over fifteen years of professional experience in architecture, art, design, and education.
She graduated from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and later received her MAster of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California Los Angeles.

More Info Contact architecture@cca.edu

Sat, Nov 3, 2018

#EQxDV: Voices, Values, Vision Symposium 2018

AIA San Francisco Equity by Design (EQxD) Committee is proud to present our 5th Symposium, #EQxDV - Voices, Values, Vision, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:30 Ė 5:00 pm at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Registration for #EQxDV open August 22 thru October 31

More info at here!.

Mon, Nov 5, 2018

CCA - Architecture Lecture Series: Anya Sirota

Anya Sirota: Almost Positive

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
Nov 5, 6:00pm

Through urban interventions, perceptual scenographies, urban hacks, and pop
actions, the Detroit-based studio Akoaki works to recover the political
dimensions of architecture in socio-economically vulnerable urban
environments. While aligned with the utopian aspirations of a growing cadre of idealist, contemporary practices, the effort self-consciously negotiates
the oft contradictory paradigms of architecture's recent social turn. The lecture will introduce the studio's exploratory methods, which with measured optimism aim to transform contextual susceptibilities into collective affordances.

Anya Sirota is co-founder and director of the Detroit-based architecture studio Akoaki. Through a distinct synthesis of aesthetics, social enterprise,
and cultural programming, the experimental practice has established a reputation for innovation in the urban realm. The work of the studio has been published in numerous international magazines including Frame, Architect, Future Anterior, ArtNews, and Monu, among others; featured in recent exhibitions at the Vitra Design Museum, the St Etienne International Design
Biennale, and the Chicago Cultural Center; and distinguished with the Architecture League Prize, the SXSW Eco Place by Design Award, and the R+D
Award from Architect Magazine. In parallel to her research and practice, Sirota is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michiganís Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she
teaches architecture and urban design, while concurrently directing the Michigan Architecture Preparatory Program.

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Now What Event! Advocacy Activism and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968

Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2018 2:30 PM
Hubbell Street Galleries

Now What?! is the first exhibition to examine the little-known history of architects and designers working to further the causes of the civil rights, womenís, and LGBTQ movements of the past fifty years. The exhibition content, conversations, and stories will inspire a new generation of design professionals to see themselves as agents of change by looking at the past to see new ways forward.

An exhibition by ArchiteXX.

Sun, Dec 9, 2018


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