Author Archives : arc_berkeley


Architecture of Life Reader

This spring, the Arts + Design Initiative, in partnership with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, will present a series of lectures as part of the Big Ideas course co-taught by Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design, and Nicholas de Monchaux, Associate Professor of Architecture. Using  BAMPFA’s first exhibition […]

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Op-Ed: Chancellor’s Corner

In his monthly op-ed for the Daily Cal, Chancellor Dirk highlights exposure to the arts as central to the undergraduate experience. Academic study and practice in arts and design fields can have an incredible impact on our work…as well as in our lives. These disciplines encourage creativity and imagination, expose people to new ideas, bring […]


Berkeley at the Global Climate Conference

More than 30 UC Berkeley researchers, faculty members and graduate students are currently representing the university at the United Nation’s annual Climate Change Conference, including Associate Vice Chancellor of Art and Design Shannon Jackson who reported on her experiences at the summit and the connection to art practice here. Read more about the conference from Berkeley News […]

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Future Conditional: Artists and Designers at COP21 By Shannon Jackson

Here in Paris, international leaders wrangle about how to address the effects of climate change in ways that are both globally expansive and equitably conceived; the debate often focuses on measures that would stall the rising temperature of the earth’s core. Those ‘measures’ are of course complex, ambiguous, and under-felt for many of the world’s leaders […]


The Builders Association: Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater, Interview with Shannon Jackson and Kate Mattingly

What inspired you to write The Builders Association: Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater? I learned about The Builders Association when they performed in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  I thought theirs was such an intriguing aesthetic, joining the arts and technology in such an interesting way. I ended up getting to meet […]

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Social Practice in Digital Form: Shannon Jackson contributes to the Art of the MOOC

114 countries, 29 guest speakers, 2 teachers, 4,000+ enrolled participants These are some of the elements of the Art of the MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC, designed by artist and Duke University professor, Pedro Lasch, and co-taught with Creative Time chief curator, Nato Thompson. The course is available from October 19 to December 6, 2015 […]


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Curatorial Residency with Charlotte Street Foundation

Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri is accepting applications for an 18 month curatorial residency. The residency includes furnished housing with utilities provided, along with a $1,000/month stipend, and a separate working budget for exhibitions and programs. Potential teaching opportunities with partnering academic institutions are an additional possibility. The application deadline is November 30th. Click here […]