Feature / Sustainabiltiy
Exhibition at Hurley H Space Gallery, Costa Mesa
Hurley “Considered” Project
Water In, Water Out
A partnership with Hurley and Nike resulted in what Fashion Design Chair Rosemary Brantley terms “the most inspiring project in all the years I have spent at Otis.” Students worked with experts from Nike and Hurley using the “Nike Considered Index Tool” to create apparel designs that use no-waste markers to minimize fabric waste, reversible fabrics, seasonless concepts, wrapping and tying for ﬂexible ﬁt, detachable collars and cuffs, repair kits, and educational labels. The goal was to reduce waste, use fewer resources, and be more respectful of human life, thus promoting whole system change.
In partnership with the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and the Surfrider Foundation, teams of students researched various processes that contribute to the pollution of the Santa Monica Bay ecosystem. They created abstract sequential imagery about one of these processes in “Color Through Connections,” a ﬁrst-year Foundation studio course, choosing colors and creating harmonies to construct meaning.