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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]