Author Archives : Lauren Pearson


The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature

The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature with Beka Economopoulos and Dan Kammen Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature with Beka Economopoulos and Dan Kammen on February 26, 2018 Nowadays a very effective way of understanding and calling […]


Jacob Gaboury on Experiment and Exploration

Jacob Gaboury on Experiment and Exploration Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Barbara Hammer on February 21, 2018. In this week’s lecture, Jacob Gaboury, assistant professor of new media history and theory at UC Berkeley presented the connections between experimentations in Computer Sciences and Art. Focusing on the period of […]


Regents’ Lecture with Emily Jacir

Regents’ Lecture with Emily Jacir Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series The Clock Tower at Jaffa Gate, Sheikh Suleiman Jacir, the Jerusalem Hebron Road, and other disappearance with Emily Jacir on February 12, 2018 Invited to UC Berkeley through the Art Practice 2018 Regents’ Fellowship program, Emily Jacir’s lecture at BAMPFA was […]


Connectivity as Human Right with Nicholas Negroponte

Connectivity as Human Right with Nicholas Negroponte Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Connectivity as Human Right with Nicholas Negroponte on February 5, 2018 “Is this a required lecture for a class?” Asked the person seating next to me in a packed auditorium. Seeing Nicholas Negroponte’s talk was definitely an […]


Amateurism Across the Arts: March 9

Amateurism Across the Arts Conference Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:30am-6:15pm Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance,  and new media– especially in relation to raced, classed, and gendered notions of value.  How do […]


ARC Fellows: Dioscorides as Art and Research

Dioscorides as Art and Research Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Andrew Griebeler (History of Art) and Maria Mavroudi (History) The oldest surviving comprehensive Greek botanical work was written by Dioscorides around the first century AD. Other technical authors from around the same time were Galen on medicine, Ptolemy on the mathematical sciences, and […]


Barbara Hammer on Experiment and Exploration

Barbara Hammer on Experiment and Exploration Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Barbara Hammer on January 31, 2018. “I am a lesbian feminist filmmaker”, Barbara Hammer emphasized as the lecture started. Her production of over eighty iconic films and videos touches upon topics that were just starting to […]


It is all about the story

It is all about the story Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Visualizing the World: The New Reporting from the UC Berkeley Journalism School on January 22nd, 2018 UC Berkeley’s Journalism school started off the Arts + Design lectures this semester by showcasing their understanding of assemblage through […]