Table of Contents Publisher’s Note: As DOT 19 goes to press, it is with great sadness that we note the passing of Don Kubly (1917–2011), Art Center’s second president, alumnus, mentor and friend. An inspirational and indispensible figure in the College’s history, Don’s visionary leadership touched countless lives and advanced Art Center’s reputation as a worldclass institution of art and design education. A public celebration is being planned at Art Center that will pay homage to Don’s life and legacy; please visit artcenter.edu for details.
Message from the Chair 3 Why Diversity Matters Board Chairman Bob Davidson discusses the role of diversity in creating robust learning environments.
Features 4 Create Change Art Center President Lorne Buchman offers readers his 10 reflections on the College’s 2011–2016 strategic plan: Create Change.
8 Perspectives on the Plan From future educational models to ensuring access, fostering the art/design dialogue to developing new spaces for learning, Create Change covers much territory. To help illuminate some of the larger themes, we’ve asked faculty and planning committee members to weigh in.
17 Emerging Ambitions: Scholarships Support Tomorrow’s Artists and Designers Easing students’ financial burdens is a critical element of the College’s new strategic plan. Here, we profile three students and one recent alumnus who have benefitted from scholarships.
Spotlight 29 Storytelling is the Big Concept We talk with Tim Flattery, the new Chair of the Entertainment Design Department, about a College in transition and what changes he has in store for his students. Issue 19, June 2011 DOT magazine is published by the Department
Testlab Dispatches Students into Foreign Lands
of Marketing and Communications
Last summer, 15 Art Center students operated a pop-up studio in the center of Berlin for a sponsored project. Could this new model be the future of education?
Art Center College of Design 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 artcenter.edu Editor: Vanessa Silberman Senior Writer: Mike Winder Art Director: Winnie Li
Designer: Yasmin Khan
Alumnus Leads Rebranding Strategy at PayPal
Advertising alumna Cynthia Maller describes her most recent branding challenge.
Production Manager: Audrey Krauss Chairman of the Board: Robert C. Davidson Jr. President: Lorne M. Buchman Senior Vice President, Development and External Affairs: Arwen Duffy
New Demo Shop Benefits Students More space for critical tool demonstrations—thanks to a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.
Director, Public Relations and Communications: Jered Gold Director, Design Office: Ellie Eisner © 2011 Art Center College of Design. All rights reserved. DOT, Art Center, and Art Center College of Design are trademarks of Art Center College of Design. Student works reproduced or referenced in this publication
33 The Last Word
Members of Art Center’s visioning and strategic planning processes discuss their experiences.
Cover: Detail of alumnus Jamonn Roberts’ FINE ’10 meditation sanctuary, which is installed on the Art Center hillside.
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Published on Jun 9, 2011
Published on Jun 9, 2011
DOT 19 is dedicated to the Art Center College of Design’s new strategic plan, Create Change, which sets the stage for the next era of growth...