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City Heights Educational Collaborative
"The City Heights Education Collaborative is an innovative educational initiative that partners three San Diego Unified School District schools in City Heights with San Diego State University School of Education, San Diego Education Association and Price Charities.

In addition to the goal of inner city children achieving educational excellence, the three schools (Hoover High, Monroe Clark Middle and Rosa Parks Elementary) also operate as "community schools" providing comprehensive health and social services to students and their families."
cityheights  sandiego  education  openstudioproject  sdusd  sdsu  pricecharties 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Around the Counties: Mapping San Diego County Arts with Kinsee Morlan | San Diego | Artbound | KCET
"What makes San Diego County so attractive?

It's desert meets beaches. You can literally be out hiking in 100 degree temperatures, enjoy cacti and native scrub and later that day you'll be at the beach swimming in 60 degree water. I think that's unique to San Diego. San Diego is known as the "City of Villages." One complaint about San Diego is that there's no heart or soul of the city but really there's like 100 different little hearts and souls in San Diego. You've got South Park, Normal Heights, University Heights, Golden Hill. You'll definitely run into someone you know and it's like you're in a little town instead of this big ol' San Diego. I really like that about our city."

"Do you see any art trends in San Diego County?

• We've got these giant universities in San Diego. I think that's probably the biggest influence on our art scene here. UCSD is turning out these highly experimental conceptual artists. Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) also has this amazing art program and they're turning out some really interesting conceptual work. San Diego State University and Woodbury University, an architectural university, both are creating furniture designers. They make these pieces that I would categorize as art rather than design. So, in terms of trends we're seeing more experimental conceptual and then really high quality furniture art. We have a lot of active artists and it's hard to be a working and living artist but when you're in school you kind of have that time to dedicate to just doing your work.

• Tijuana, Mexico is right there so, I would say, you definitely see the Mexican influence on art in San Diego."
kinseemorlan  sandiego  art  tijuana  museums  galleries  vozalta  mcasd  sdsu  ucsd  quintgallery  thumbprintgallery  meyerfineart  jdcfineart  architecture  design  pointlomanazareneuniversity  periscopeproject  space4art 
march 2013 by robertogreco
10 Things To Know About San Diego's Craft History | KPBS.org
""San Diego's Craft Revolution: From Post-War Modern To California Design" opens October 16th at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. Since the show includes almost 70 artists and spans roughly 30 years of little-documented local art history, it's a lot to process. To give you a head start, we've put together a list of 10 things to keep in mind before you head out to see this groundbreaking exhibit."
sandiego  mingei  art  exhibits  craft  design  furniture  2011  history  glvo  allamariewoolley  jacksonwoolley  nortonsimon  harrybertoia  abstractexpressionism  enamel  alliedcraftsmen  convair  ryan  pointloma  kaywhitcomb  juneschwarcz  rhodalopez  jameshubbell  malcolmleland  svetozarradakovich  alinefisch  monatrunkfield  helenshirk  wnedymaruyama  johndirks  bauhaus  sdsu  jewelry  lynnfayman  california  marthalongenecker  ceramics  modernism  folktraditions 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Fab Lab San Diego — A place where you can make almost anything
"In 2007, a collaboration between the MIT & the San Diego-based non-profit Heads On Fire allowed for the creation of an advanced digital design & fabrication laboratory where community members can utilize high-tech tools to actualize ideas through design & fabrication.

Today, in addition to localized learning, Fab Lab programs are available in a distributed format, bringing the opportunity to turn concepts into creations to as many community members as possible. Fab Lab programs offer experiences in design, science, engineering, electronics, computation, mathematics & the scientific method, through project-based learning, resulting in personal development & real-world skill attainment.

By promoting learning that addresses empirical education, innovation, production & creativity, we aim to provide accessible & applicable educational experiences for individual learners in order to support the development of more ingenious & resourceful communities."
diy  sandiego  fablab  education  fabbing  hackerspaces  headsonfire  macsd  ucsd  sdsu  steam  engineering  classideas  edg  srg  fieldtrips 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Bezoar: The sorrows of finance capital
""It's an outrage that the priority of this university is not in favor with the students," said Jessie Fernandez, an SFSU senior who attended the meeting. His major, **urban studies and planning**, is currently threatened by the plan." (emphasis mine)

Urban Studies, of all things! So, Michael Maltzan, that's the crux of the neoliberal frenzy here in California. Where does architecture step in? Do we proceed with bloated buildings as the idea of what an open, accessible city is, or do we defend the spaces of our own discipline?"
javierarbona  sdsu  universities  finance  capital  architecture  michaelmaltzan  priorities  2011  education  highereducation  highered  open  accessibility  cities  california  budgetcuts 
march 2011 by robertogreco
SDSU's Downtown Gallery Debuts | KPBS.org
"MCASD, MoPA, OMA…the local art scene is awash in acronyms, and this weekend, one more will enter the fray: SDSU. Seven years in the making, university will finally debut its stand-alone gallery downtown, first of its kind in the area.

Housed in the former SDG&E building on Kettner & Broadway, the project began at hands of John Gordon, SDSU's former director of the department of art, design & art history, and is funded entirely on donations and grants - something made entirely possible by the fact that it's rent free.

You heard right - at a time when even established galleries in town are having trouble staying afloat, the new space's lofty 2,800-square-feet (roughly a city block) are leased gratis for 30 years, with a renewal option that "will probably work out to be 60," said Arthur Ollman, current director of SDSU's art department.

Ollman said the deal was spurred by SDSU's first brush with downtown in 2003, when a makeshift gallery was set up for a year in Gaslamp."
art  culture  sdsu  glvo  sandiego 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Bizarre Map Challenge
"The Bizarre Map Challenge is a map design competition open to high school, college, and university students in the United States. The goals of this challenge are: to promote spatial thinking; increase awareness of geospatial technology; and inspire curiosity about geographic patterns and map representation in students and the broader public."
sdsu  maps  mapping  competition  schools  highschoolcolleges  universities  projectideas  spatialthinking  geospatial  patterns  geography 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Street View Partner Program [Legoland California and SDSU are two of the examples]
"Do you manage a unique property (pedestrian mall, amusement park, university campus, etc.) that users would like to visit in Street View? Through our Partner Program, you can now request Google to collect imagery of your location. Once the images are added to Street View, people all over the world will be able to virtually explore your property. To learn more, check out our FAQs."
googlemaps  streetview  googleearth  mapping  maps  sdsu  legoland  california  sandiego 
september 2009 by robertogreco
SDSU University Gallery
"organizes and presents exhibitions of contemporary art by regional, national and international artists, providing a forum for artwork of a culturally-diverse and issue-charged nature."
art  galleries  sandiego  sdsu  glvo 
may 2008 by robertogreco

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