Blog Archive

June 16, 2016

Community Development Student Recieves 2016 Emerging City Champions Fellowship

Author: Tracy Purdy

Knight Foundation and 8 80 Cities have selected 20 civic innovators to participate in the 2016 Emerging City Champions fellowship program. The participants will receive $5,000 to implement one project in one year that will improve mobility, public spaces or civic engagement in their home cities. Bradley Vassallo (CDEV ’16) is the recipient of one of these fellowships. His project idea?  PUMP (Pop-Up Market Place): Using shipping containers as venues to sell products and services from aspiring entrepreneurs. Brad came to Temple with a specific goal — “to have a tangible effect on communities.” Read More

June 9, 2016

MFA Student Natalie Kuenzi assisting Roberto Lugo

Author: chaddcurtis

Congratulations to MFA Ceramics student, Natalie Kuenzi, who is working as Roberto Lugo's studio assistant this summer at The Clay Studio. From The Clay Studio's website: Roberto Lugo has aspired to work with The Clay Studio since college when his ceramic professor told him about the Artist Residency Program. Lugo sees the Guest Residency at The Clay Studio as a pivotal moment in his career. Through his work with students through The Claymobile and personal explorations of the murals and Philadelphia neighborhoods, he will draw inspiration from the city while exploring the question: how does my past make me who I am today? During his time at The Clay Studio he plans to create vessels that portray images of people not commonly found on porcelain vessels, people of color, with a focus on those from the history of Philadelphia. Read More