AIM flag flying in the Emeryville Mudflats, 1975
Students drawing in front of the Carriage House circa 1966
left to right: Perham Nahl, art instructor; Xavier Martinez, painting instructor; Dr. William S. Porter, art patron presented with honorary degree of master of fine arts and Frederick H. Meyer, director of the school (transcribed from Post-Enquirer newspaper clipping)
This paper examines the revolutionary impact librarians had on American higher education in the late 19th century. Librarians were transformative agents in the evolution of today’s American higher education. The argument that libraries aren’t “just books,” reinforces negative perceptions and undermines the legacy of innovation and impact of historical librarians and library staff. We will benefit from better understanding our role in transforming higher education in the past, and championing our legacy as innovators.
What do cassette tapes, plastic water bottles, denim scraps, old television sets, house paint and wine corks have in common? They can all be recycled into sustainable new materials!
The CCA Materials Library is proud to highlight a selection of sustainable materials that are predominantly manufactured from recycled content. With the increasing awareness and urgency of climate change, sustainable materials and processes are now more necessary than ever. Each material sample is displayed with things that are recycled in order to create the new material.
California College of the Arts Commencement, May 13 2017.
Sasha Duerr’s Soil to Studio course introduces ideas of Slow Textiles, Slow Fashion, and plant-based color using the Oakland Campus’ Community Garden as its source of materials and inspiration. Her work combines a celebration of culture, ethnobotany, creative reuse, sustainability, and an innate sense of place. The garden, founded in 2009 by Susanne Cockrell (Community Arts) and Sasha Duerr (Textiles), grows an abundance of plants for community and curriculum uses; Including edible, medicinal, and pollinator plants on the Oakland Campus. Many of these plants grown have dye and fiber producing byproducts. Students from Soil to Studio helped to harvest the plants and dye the materials for this display, and for the Material Library’s collection. Additional colors were obtained from plants growing throughout the Oakland Campus.
A Dye & Fiber Seed Library, initially started in a collaboration between Permacouture Institute and Soil to Studio in 2010- was given a finished home in 2016 in a project created by CCA O…