NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE

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In this interdisciplinary class artists and designers assume the role of ethnographer to investigate our immediate neighborhood. Otis College of Art and Design students partner with the Westchester Senior Center focusing on three investigative phases: Neighbor, Gap + Bridge. By observing and analyzing the distinguishing characteristics of both their own site and the Senior Center site, as well as the space that separates them, students begin to develop the visual language of reciprocity, and compassion necessary to propose design solutions to connect these spaces.
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Patricia Kovic
pattykovic@gmail.com
310 459 4475

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June 15, 2010
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INDONESIA: NGB
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LOS ANGELES: NGB
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99Cent store lamps light up the Senior Center
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A simultaeous Installation at Otis and The Westchester Senior Center
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A simultaeous Installation at Otis and The Westchester Senior Center
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Students are invited to apply what they have learned from our small neighborhood experience to the broader fabric of culture by proposing “bridges” that extend beyond our neighborhood connecting a broad array of people, nations and cultures.

 
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Projects are anticipated to engage a variety of media, and students are highly encouraged to pursue and propose designs that privilege experimental, challenging concepts over practical, buildable solutions.