Category Archives : Blog


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 […]

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Craig Baldwin in Archive

Cinema collages

Cinema collages Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Experiment and Exploration talk with Craig Baldwin on January 24, 2018. Craig Baldwin’s pace and excitement as a presenter directly reflects on his professional production. Media artist, filmmaker, instigator, provocateur… For the past thirty years Baldwin’s work is a great example of San Francisco’s alternative […]


Assembling through Music

Assembling through Music Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Hit Parade: Musical Archives and Public Knowledge with Josh Kun with Thao Nguyen, November 20, 2017 Assembling through music happens all the time, but often we fail to notice how powerful this can be. Writer, curator and professor Josh Kun […]

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Curating Time-based Works

Curating Time-based works Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Curation Across Disciplines talk Curating and Collecting Across Media with Aebhric Coleman, November 15, 2017. It might seem hard to believe for some of the younger generation today, but video and electronic art was not always a popular form of expression. “Today this […]


Assembly and Coherence in Design

Assembly and Coherence in Design Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series We must conjure our Gods before we obey them with Michael Rock, November 6, 2017 As an architect myself, I could hear the buzz amongst the students from the College of Environmental Design about that Monday’s lecture. […]

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Intertwined Threads

Intertwined Threads Laura Belik on Making as Research | Artist Talk with Angie Wilson, November 2, 2017 Artist Angie Wilson inspired the audience with her approach to textile art and the idea of “making” as a tool of empowerment. From “introspection rugs” to “protest curtains”, everyday objects are transformed through their materiality and meanings. Questions of […]


The Movement of the Cursor

The Movement of the Cursor Laura Belik on Movement as Research | Cursors: Undoing Bodies Moved by Language, Artist Talk with Will Rawls, October 18, 2017 Will Rawls’ strong and remarkable presence on stage is not limited to dance. In order to tell the audience about his experience, he decided to share a piece that he wrote about […]

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Art, Social Media and Inclusion: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew

Art, Social Media and Inclusion: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Black Futures: On Race in Art, Curation, and Digital Engagement with Kimberly Drew and Stephen Best, October 16, 2017 It was hard to find an empty seat that evening in the auditorium. Kimberly […]


Visibility and Recognition

Visibility and Recognition Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Assembling the Native Commons with Tony Abeyta and Corrina Gould, October 9, 2017 Tony Abeyta and Corrina Gould’s presentation had a special connotation as it was held during Indigenous People’s day. While many parts of the country celebrate Columbus Day, […]

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Cinematic experience: Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay

Cinematic experience: Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Curation Across Disciplines talk Cinematic experience: Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay (BAMPFA), October 4, 2017. “To start this conversation, let’s watch a movie” The lights come down and […]