CCA Architecture Division Pop-Up

Visit the Ferry Building’s Back Plaza for our latest community pop-up!  

The Ferry Building is excited to promote and highlight local emerging artists with three California College of the Arts (CCA) exhibitions of architectural work by CCA students and faculty. The large-scale multimedia projections will be visible from the storefront windows on the south and southeast sides of the building every day from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Together, the three exhibitions ask viewers and makers alike to reflect on how past architectures move the many concepts of “us” into the future.

The first exhibition in this series, running from May 18th-June 3rd, presents a selection of work from the 2021 CCA Master of Architecture graduating class and from an advanced architecture studio titled “Sanctuary City.” In a year where gathering together was forbidden, CCA graduating March students looked to the future to think through ways architecture can bring people and their environments together as well as what emerges if we expand the definition of what public space is, where it can be, and whom it might serve?

The second exhibition, on view from June 4-June 24, will highlight work from the Urban Works Agency, a research lab in the Architecture Division at the California College of the Arts that leverages architectural design to affect social justice, ecological vitality, and economic resilience.

The final exhibition, open from June 25-July 10, will feature How We Hear Now, a participatory, collective artwork created by The ECOPOESIS Project, a multi-year initiative led by the Architectural Ecologies Lab and MFA in Writing program at California College of the Arts.

Learn more about CCA Architecture and the division’s four teaching and research labs at cca.edu/architecture. You can also find stories by and about CCA Architecture Division students, alumni, faculty, and friends at Scaffold, along with recordings of past events.