Architecture Department of California College of the Arts is proud to work with Hudson Pacific properties, Co-owner of the Ferry Building with Alliance, is presenting a series of three pop-up exhibitions of architectural work by CCA students and faculties at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The three exhibitions, which can be seen through July 10, focus on the history and future of the Bay Area, social justice and territorialization, as well as ecology and climate change, and rethink our relationships with architecture in a rapidly changing world.
“We are excited to support emerging local artists while bringing thought-provoking artwork to the community around the Ferry Building,” he said Jane Connors, General Manager of the Ferry Building.
Each pop-up exhibition challenges longstanding architectural norms by presenting works through three large-format multimedia projections visible from the shop windows on the south and south-east sides of the Ferry Building. The multi-faceted series of exhibitions, which will be shown in one of the most famous public spaces in San Francisco, is based on ideas of making, not-making and re-making. Together, the three exhibitions challenge viewers and makers to reflect on how past architectures shift the many concepts of “us” into the future.
“CCA Architecture is excited to partner with Hudson Pacific Properties this summer to showcase forward-thinking architectural work from our community,” he says Keith Krumwiede, Dean of Architecture at CCA. “These three pop-up exhibitions explore how our students and faculty envision life after last year’s challenges, anticipating society’s needs and considering new ways to gather in a post-pandemic world. We look forward to it us to share these considerations work in the Ferry Building. “
Unsettling + Sanctuary 2121: Future Visions for the Bay Bridge (May 18th to June 3rd)
The first pop-up exhibition in this series, from May 18 to June 3, shows a selection of work by CCA Master of Architecture 2021 graduates looking to the future after a year of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This selection of works considers how architecture can bring people and their surroundings together, and takes into account how we can collect ourselves when there are so many variables in the time to come. The exhibition also includes work from CCA’s advanced architecture studio, Sanctuary City, run by CCA professors Jason Kelly Johnson and Carlos Sabogalwho, by studying the Bay Bridge, adopts the anti-monumental. In their studio, the faculty and students rethink and envision alternative possibilities for bridges within urban culture as functional transport locations and symbolic places of connection and relationship. Read more about this upcoming exhibition.
Urban Works: Working on the Urban (June 4th to June 24th)
The second exhibition, which runs June 4-24, features work by the Urban Works Agency, one of CCA Architecture’s four research laboratories that use architectural design to influence social justice, ecological vitality and economic resilience. Read more about this exhibition.
As we hear now (June 25th to July 10th)
The final exhibition, which runs from June 25 to July 10, features How We Hear Now, a participatory, collective work of art created by the ECOPOESIS project, a multi-year initiative from the Architectural Ecologies Lab and the MFA in Writing program at California College of, was created The Arts. As We Hear Now Examine the many audible changes around us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about this exhibition.
Information on the CCA architecture
Architecture students at California College of the Arts need to be creative and visionary. In four academic programs and four research and teaching laboratories, they design, taking aesthetic, social and ecological aspects into account, and produce works that combine image with identity, form with performance, and order with justice.
CCA believes that architecture and interior design are important cultural practices that can and should serve the common good. Architecture at CCA is an arena for the free and open exchange of ideas about the future – our buildings, cities and planets – and a laboratory where these ideas are tested through speculative architectural research. CCA architecture students challenge conventional ideas at every turn in an innovative culture that combines discipline-specific skills and knowledge with new technical and conceptual methods.
Find out more about CCA Architecture and the department’s four teaching and research laboratories at cca.edu/architecture. You can also find stories by and about students, alumni, faculty and friends of the CCA architecture on Scaffold, as well as records of past events.
About the California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) trains students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of the arts, architecture, design, and writing. Benefiting from its location in the San Francisco Bay Area, the college prepares students for lifelong creative work by promoting innovation, community engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
CCA offers a rich curriculum of 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in arts, design, architecture, and writing taught by a faculty of professionals. CCA attracts promising students from around the nation and around the world and is one of the 10 most diverse colleges in the United States. Last year, the US News & World Report ranked CCA as one of the top 10 fine arts graduate schools in the country.
Graduates are in great demand with companies like Pixar / Disney, Apple, Intel, Facebook, Gensler, Google, IDEO, Autodesk, Mattel, and Nike, and many have started their own successful businesses. Alumni and faculties are often recognized with the highest honors in their fields, including Academy Awards, AIGA Medals, Fulbright Scholarships, Guggenheim Scholarships, MacArthur Scholarships, National Medal of the Arts and the Rome Prize.
CCA is creating a new, expanded college campus at its current location in San Francisco, led by the architectural firm Studio Gang. The new campus design will be a model for sustainable building and action. will bring the college’s arts, crafts, design, architecture and writing programs into one place to create new neighborhoods and interactions; and will offer more student housing than ever before. More information can be found at cca.edu.
About the ferry building
The Ferry Building has been the gateway to San Francisco since 1898. Located on the San Francisco coast on the Embarcadero, this landmark serves as a destination for Bay Area residents and tourists, and attracts around 8 million visitors annually. Opened in 2003, the marketplace on the first floor is home to nearly 50 restaurants, cafes, and retail stores serving a variety of foods, beverages, groceries, merchandise, and merchandise, as well as sweet treats to celebrate the best of the Bay Area. The magnificent Grand Hall on the second floor houses first-class office space on an area of 193,000 square meters. The building and its squares are next to a thriving transportation hub. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, run by the Center for Urban Education on Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), takes place in the building three times a week. More information is available at ferrybuildingmarketplace.com.