601 City Center construction barrier murals created by students of Eduardo Pineda's ENGAGE: Mural Arts class, Spring 2014

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Pineda, Eduardo (professor) Faculty - Diversity Studies Program - 2011- - Began teaching at CCA in Fall 2011. Taught mural design and painting at Berkeley City College, Art Department 2013. Taught at Mills in the Education School as a student teacher supervisor 2008-2010.
Date created: 2014
Work type & Measurements
Paintingmural painting
6 murals: 3 murals on panel 8 x 8 ft.; 3 mural on panels 8 x 16 ft.
In spring of 2014 Eduardo Pineda's ENGAGE: Mural Arts class completed a three year project which created murals for the barrier fence surrounding the 601 City Center construction site in downtown Oakland (bounded by 11th and 12th Streets, Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. Streets) for Shorenstein Properties LLC. This was part of ENGAGE@CCA, a community-engagement program of CCA’s Center for Art and Public Life. In this third and final year, the class responded to historical research produced by the California State University East Bay (CSUEB) History Department’s Public History class, under the direction of Linda Ivey, Department Chair. In Fall 2013, Public History students researched the neighborhood surrounding the construction site called Old Oakland. The research materials, that included research papers and historical photographs, were given to the mural class. Inspired by landmark cultural institutions, performing arts traditions, and community and professional leaders, the mural designs highlighted the resilience of Oaklanders since the early 1900s. In total, three Mural Arts classes worked to develop a vibrant temporary visual environment in downtown Oakland during the period of the Great Recession of the late 2000s, when construction of the 601 City Center office tower was halted, and the site was left unbuilt. The murals were painted on panels and were rearranged once, when construction was restarted, in order to accommodate the changing configuration of the barrier fencing. The building was completed and opened in 2019, and the murals were destroyed.
Time period: 2010-2019
Geographic: Oakland, Calif.
Name: Pineda, Eduardo
Name: Brookshire, John
Name: Butler, Bradford
Name: Chen, Patty
Name: Goldsmith, Griffin
Name: Gong, Steven
Name: Gonzales, Marlena
Name: Hoffman, Kevin
Name: Kim, Sooyoung
Name: Miras, Cecile
Name: Monroe, Monreaux
Name: Mulcahy, Patrick
Name: Akiko, Neumann
Name: Pagkalinawan, Manuel Carlo
Name: Tadeo, Brianna
Name: Wang, Hsiao Ai
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Series: Spring 2012 ENGAGE: Mural Arts class, 1st year of 601 City Center mural project
Location: https://vault.cca.edu/items/2a4feccb-c161-42f2-a706-403066cc9578/1/
Series: Spring 2013 ENGAGE: Mural Arts class, 2nd year of 601 City Center mural project
Location: https://vault.cca.edu/items/713546bc-a38f-469d-a661-a88f22b803b2/1/?search=%2Faccess%2Fmyresources.do&index=0&available=288
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