All of us in Creative Action (CAIL) and Otis College of Art and Design, hope you, your loved ones and friends, and your animal companions are doing as well as possible under these difficult circumstances.
One of our great assets as a program, as a college, and as designers and artists is that we are able to sustain community in times of acute distress, and so first and foremost, let’s please keep in touch with updates on how we are all doing. If you have any particular need, please let everyone know; maybe one of us can help. You can respond to this post below whenever you like.

All of us in Creative Action (CAIL) and Otis College of Art and Design, hope you, your loved ones and friends, and your animal companions are doing as well as possible under these difficult circumstances.
One of our great assets as a program, as a college, and as designers and artists is that we are able to sustain community in times of acute distress, and so first and foremost, let’s please keep in touch with updates on how we are all doing. If you have any particular need, please let everyone know; maybe one of us can help. You can respond to this post below whenever you like.

As you by now know, the Otis College of Art and Design campus is temporarily closed and will remain closed until further notice. Please make sure you regularly check your Otis College email for updates. Hopefully we will be back together in Westchester very soon.
In the meanwhile, we will be conducting classes online here.

Disasters strike when we least expect them and we cannot anticipate where we will be when they happen. This course sees the unexpectedness of displacement as an opportunity not just to sustain community but to construct a new community or "Neighborhood" fueled by the unique situation you happen to be in, at this time.
The people around you might be strangers and the specific challenges of the emergency difficult, but if they are viewed with the right Mindset we can survive and even thrive. Designers and Artists are valued for their open and positive Mindsets. Disaster Displacement is a unique opportunity to embody an open Mindset in order to rebuild Community and Social Capital.
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