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ARC Reads: Rick Lowe Residency

The Arts Research Center is delighted to be hosting a 10-day residency with acclaimed artist and community organizer Rick Lowe. Lowe’s Project Row Houses, founded two decades ago, has created a blueprint for using urban renewal practices within an artistic context to enrich lives. During his time on campus, Lowe will present the 2014 Regents Lecture […]


Public Art/Housing Publics: Conversations on Art and Social Justice

Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Public Art/Housing Publics: Conversations on Art and Social Justice symposium will explore innovative collaborations across cultural and social justice sectors. How can we sustain affordable housing and healthy neighborhoods in our communities? How can we sustain a thriving artistic life for our citizens? Most importantly, how can we answer both of these questions together? Timed to coincide with the residency of UC-Berkeley Regents Lecturer, Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses, participants will include artists, scholars, civic organizers, and affordable housing developers from around the Bay Area.


Creative Time Summit: Stockholm Rebroadcast

November 14 & 17, 2014
Day One of Creative Time Summit at CCA
Day Two of Creative Time Summit at UC Berkeley

For the 2014 streaming event, we are delighted to once again coordinate with both Creative Time and CCA’s Graduate Fine Arts Department, in addition to Stephanie Syjuco’s Social Practice class project ART SCHOOL X. On Monday, at UC Berkeley, we will welcome ARC Artist in Residence Rick Lowe from 9:00am-12:00pm as he engages with students, faculty, and the public as we re-broadcast the second day of Creative Time Summit taking place in Stockholm. The remainder of they day will be open to the public to watch the Summit, converse among yourselves, and have a coffee on ARC!


Rick Lowe: “Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial”

November 17, 2014, 7:30-9:00pm
The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA

Rick Lowe is an artist and community organizer and founder of Project Rowhouses, a community-based arts and culture organization in one of Houston’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. In September, 2014, Lowe received a MacArthur Foundation “genius award” for his visionary work in purchasing and restoring twenty-two shotgun houses to create an arts venue and community support center. For his Regents Lecture, “Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial” Lowe will speak on socially engaged art and activism.


ARC Reads: Cheryl Haines & @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

As part of the Art, Activism and Technology lecture series, Cheryl Haines, Executive Director of FOR-SITE Foundation and Curator of “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” will present “Creative Interventions and Social Activation.” Below are selected reviews of the exhibition and readings in preparation for her talk.    Kenneth Baker, “Ai Weiwei Installation on Alcatraz: No Breakout,” San Francisco Chronicle, […]