Category Archives : New and Noteworthy


Making as Research: November 2 & 3

Artist Talk with Angie Wilson Response by Olivia K. Young (African American & African Diaspora Studies) Thursday, November 2 at 5:30 pm Dwinelle Annex, Room 126 (map) Angie Wilson mines seismic cultural shifts and the subtleties of consciousness in her textile-based sculpture and installations. She will be discussing current and recent projects including Protest Curtains, […]


Amateurism Across the Arts: March 9

Amateurism Across the Arts Conference Friday, March 9, 2018 Location TBD 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 the implicitly skilled “arts” […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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. […]

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

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UC Berkeley’s Spring Arts and Design Showcase

UC Berkeley’s Spring Arts and Design Showcase: Experience what’s being “Made at Berkeley”   April 3, 2017, Berkeley, CA—Experience the creative accomplishments and original research of Berkeley’s talented students in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Film, Media, and Design. A celebration of student creativity is on view across the UC Berkeley campus with a diverse array of final […]


ARC Fellows: Celluloid Landscape

Celluloid Landscape Submitted by our 2017 ARC Fellow Team: By Gene Stroman and Chip Sullivan (Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Design)   Cinema can be useful for landscape architects and other designers of the built environment. Over the course of the Spring semester, Professor Chip Sullivan and I have been exploring this proposition. We have […]

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Newly Launched Berkeley Certificate In Design Innovation Promotes Creativity, Collaboration

  Newly Launched Berkeley Certificate In Design Innovation Promotes Creativity, Collaboration   What do classes in costume design, product development, solar powered vehicles and needfinding in the wild all have in common? All four courses — along with dozens of others across departments and disciplines on campus — will be offered to UC Berkeley undergraduate […]