Daily Archives: May 1, 2015


IMPOSSIBLE MACHINES: PUPPETS, POLITICS & TRUTH COMMISSIONS

This symposium is the culmination of “South Africa in the West,” a semester-long events series at UC Berkeley. It reflects on legacies of reconciliation, accountability, and impunity in South Africa and elsewhere in the world, and benefits from the participation of Ubu and the Truth Commission co-creators and theatermakers Handspring Puppet Company, William Kentridge, and Jane Taylor.

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Questioning Aesthetics: Mapping the Conversation

Mapping the Conversation The Questioning Aesthetics Symposium takes up the term aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines. In relation to the evolving conversations around participation, computing and the contemporary, scholars and artists from around the US will come […]


Shannon Jackson appointed Associate Vice Chancellor of Art and Design

We are thrilled to announce the creation of a new faculty leadership position, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts and Design, and equally delighted to inform you that Professor Shannon Jackson has agreed to take on this role. As the current Director of theArts Research Center, and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Shannon is uniquely qualified and positioned to develop and advance our aspirations in the realm of the Arts and Design.

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