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Future of ___________ Belonging

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dec 01

Wed, Dec 1 2021, 11AM - Fri, Dec 10 2021, 4PM

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries | 161 Hubbell Street, San Francisco, California, 94107 View map

Eye Contact – Intervention – Fence_Page_26.jpg

Organized by

Cristina Gaitán, Assistant Chair, Graduate Design Program and Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Program

Event description

We are mapping a liberatory zone, expanding what we think could be and asking what we think should be, beyond the known constraints of the present.

The work in this exhibition represents the research, experiments and projects that came out of one semester’s investigation in the Studio Forward class. Studio Forward is a topical, year-long sponsored studio course that brings together graduate and advanced undergraduate students from different disciplines at CCA. Students leveraged their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and practices to collectively investigate The Future of Belonging while developing collaborative ways of working in multidisciplinary teams. The way each collective uniquely approached the idea of belonging spanned scales, relationships, and time leading to themes and outputs/mediums that are as diverse as the student body - from posters, to websites, from speculative artifacts to future machines. Ultimately, together, the Studio created a vibrant and speculative view of what it means to belong with oneself, with each other, and with our earth.

Participating students: Eryn Bathke, Christopher Chen, Apurva Chinta, Tin Dinh, Katie Harper, Leah Kallen, Melinda Kreuser, Scott Marlowe, Toni Olutomiwa, Melissa Ortiz, Akshat Prasad, Jack Shugrue, Stella Zhu, Tony Bernardo, Emilie Cevallos Paredes, Cheng-Tsung Hsu, Valerie Liu, Yuliia Andriivna Ostapovych, Krystle Reynolds, Stella Sun, Morgan Wash, and Kai Yu Yang

Sponsor: Google

Studio Forward Program Director: Rachel Berger

Graphic Design: Malik Sapp

Image: Eye Contact by Yuliia Ostapovych, Scott Marlowe and Christopher Chen

Entry details

Gallery hours: Wednesday–Friday 11am–4pm

Free and open to the public with proof of vaccination. Faculty may arrange class visits to the Galleries by emailing Upon arrival, please check in with the attendant in the gallery at 161 Hubbell Street.

Stay at home if you are feeling sick: Please do not visit the gallery if you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times indoors (ages 2 & up). Hand sanitizer is available for all.

The CCA Hubbell Street Galleries are wheelchair accessible. Please email access questions to