Category Archives : New and Noteworthy


ARC Fellows Applications due 12/14/18!

ARC Fellows Applications due 12/14/18!   The ARC Fellows Program advances interdisciplinary research in the arts at UC Berkeley by supporting self-nominated pairs of graduate students and faculty members as they pursue semester-long collaborative projects of their own design.   The goals of this program are: to encourage collaboration across disciplines, departments, and colleges; to […]


The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe

The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe Felix Rosen on Politics & Poetics on September 13, 2018 Concerned with the way in which a white epistemology breeds a racial, capitalist consciousness, SA Smythe — writer, translator, performer, and scholar — began their presentation with a performance of their poems “Some […]


Mediations & Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas

Mediations & Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas Felix Rosen on Mediations & Collaborations on September 10, 2018 Susan Meiselas’ latest exhibition Mediations, on display at SFMOMA until October 31st, is a summation of her most important work from the past several decades. In conversation with Natalia Brizuela, Interim Director of the Arts Research Center, and […]


Mapping as Research with Trevor Paglen

Mapping as Research Laura Belik on Mapping as Research: Trevor Paglen in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson on April 24, 2018 Trevor Paglen’s work and interpretation of space are great examples of the association between art and research. Blending photography, installation, investigative journalism and science, Paglen’s approach reveals that there is always more to an image than what we […]


ARC Fellows: Refiguring Toxic Ecologies: Radioactive and Chemical Futurity

ARC Fellows: Refiguring Toxic Ecologies: Radioactive and Chemical Futurity Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Natalia Duong (TDPS) & Daniel O’Neill (East Asian Languages and Cultures) At the start of the semester, we sought to explore inter-medial artistic representations of toxic ecologies that complicated the legibility of scientific data about radiation and chemical exposures. […]


ARC Fellows: Ice

ARC Fellows: Ice Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Zachary Blinkinsop (Department of Scandinavian) and Karin Sanfers (Department of Scandinavian) A few months before the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, 1,000 small ice sculptures of human bodies were placed by the Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo under the Berlin sun to melt […]


ARC Fellows: Tech Landscapes as Art and Research

Tech Landscapes as Art and Research Submitted by our 2018 ARC Fellow Team: Marcus Owens (Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning) and Louise Mozingo (Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning) Until recently, Silicon Valley was known as a diffuse agglomeration of unprepossessing office parks stretched out along the freeways extending some 100 miles down the peninsula between San Francisco and […]


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 […]


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 […]