Dec 9 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, PNCA’s BFA Design Arts, and MFA in Collaborative Design/MA Design Systems are excited to welcome Rosten Woo to PNCA for a talk on their work and practice in conjunction with his inclusion in the Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements exhibition.
Rosten Woo is a designer, writer, and educator living in Los Angeles. He produces civic-scale artworks and works as a collaborator and consultant to a variety of grassroots and non-profit organizations. including the Advancement Project, the American Human Development Project, the Black Workers Center, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, as well as the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Netherlands Architectural Institute, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and various piers, public housing developments, tugboats, shopping malls, and parks in New York and Los Angeles. His work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. He is co-founder and former executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York Based non-profit organization dedicated to using art and design to foster civic participation, winner of the 2016 National Design Award for institutional achievement. His book, “Street Value,” about race and retail urban development, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010.
He teaches art and design at the California Institute of the Arts, Pomona College, and Art Center College of Design and has lectured internationally at such institutions as the Netherlands Architectural Institute, Brown University, the University of Chicago, MIT, Princeton, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the California College of the Arts, and the Chicago Art Institute. He has served on the boards of the Los Angeles Forum, Place in History and Groundswell Community Mural Project.
This lecture is funded in part by the support of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.
Free and open to the public. Image: Tell Us How You Really Feel, 2017