Author Archives : Lauren Pearson


Future of Cultural Criticism | Technology, Race, Popular Culture

Future of Cultural Criticism | Technology, Race, Popular Culture Art + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Feb. 27, 2017 By: Tonika Sealy-Thompson Through this series my peers and I have been given chance to think together with some of the sharpest commentators on contemporary culture.  We glimpsed the dizzying possibilities […]


The Arts and Public Service

The Arts and Public Service Thursday, May 11, from 6:00-8:00pm Koret Education Center, SFMOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco What role can artistic engagement play in imagining the future of public life? How might artistic research support public policy or strategies of social change? Join the Arts + Design Initiative, Yerba Buena Center for the […]

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA Video Archvie

This semester the Arts + Design Initiative presented a Spring 2017 season of lectures as part of our program Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA. Lectures were organized with multiple units on campus including the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, Arts Research Center, and The Future of Cultural Criticism.  Leaders and educators in arts and design […]


Clay Geerdes: Cockettes Go Shopping, 1972; digital print; 42 x 28 in.; courtesy David Miller, from the estate of Clay Geerdes.

California Countercultures Video Archive

This spring 2017 semester at UC Berkeley featured an engaging and informative lecture series Thinking Through the Arts and Design at Berkeley: California Countercultures, organized by Big Ideas Courses and the Arts + Design Initiative. The course and embedded lecture series, which will occur again in Fall 2017, is open to the public each Wednesday at noon in BAMPFA’s Theater. […]