As part of the preparation for our trip to Berlin, the class spent the first 3 weeks in Pasadena at the Art Center campus. Week 1, we were treated to a wonderful presentation in the James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library at Art Center by Robert Lundquist (Liaison Librarian & Access Coordinator) on the use of our trend services and research of Berlin based designers.
At Art Center we have CMTEL (Color, Materials & Trends Lab) with a great collection of industrial materials. On Tuesday of Week 2, our class had a wonderful presentation of the collection by Marshall Hamachi, Associate Director of CMTEL.
On Thursday of Week 2 as part of our downtown LA field trip we visited the FIDM TEXTILE LIBRARY with a wonderful presentation by Kristine Upesleja, Manager of Textiles & Materials at FIDM.
The FIDM Library is open to the public for research by appointment.
By Justine Parish