Category Archives : New and Noteworthy


Campus Programming taking place during Inauguration Week at UC Berkeley

Campus Programming taking place during Inauguration Week at UC Berkeley   January 10, 2017: As Chancellor Dirks announced to the UC Berkeley community in November, our campus remains steadfast in our values, committed to the safety, growth, and well-being of all of our students, faculty, and staff.  The first week of our new semester (January 13-20, 2017) coincides […]


Berkeley students present Fall capstone projects in arts and design

Berkeley students present Fall capstone projects in arts and design   Berkeley, CA — From sculptures made of found wood stacked like a Rube Goldberg machine to wheeled robots that navigated obstacle courses, craft and creativity were on display across UC Berkeley’s campus at the end of the Fall 2016 as students across disciplines presented […]


UC Berkeley’s Fall Arts and Design Showcase: Bringing Talent into Focus

    UC Berkeley’s Fall Arts and Design Showcase: Bringing Talent into Focus From November 29 through December 7, 2016, students enrolled in arts and design courses all across the UC Berkeley campus will display a diverse array of final projects in dozens of presentations, exhibitions, performances, and design reviews. Celebrate the accomplishments of Berkeley’s […]


Welcome Back to Fall 2016!

Welcome Back! We are all getting ready for a new academic year filled to the brim with exciting courses, exhibitions, performances, and a range of public events that feature UC Berkeley’s rich and bracing creative culture. After reviewing our first start-up year of the Arts+Design Initiative, it is a thrill to anticipate a new one. […]


ARC Fellows: Neurodiversity, Autistic Semiosis and Acts of Translation

  Neurodiversity, Autistic Semiosis and Acts of Translation Submitted by our 2016 ARC Fellow Team: Shari Paladino (Art Practice) and Laura Sterponi (Graduate School of Education) Against the backdrop of dominant medical characterization of autism as disease and increasingly alarmist discourses on autism as a crisis and an epidemic, our project advances a view of autism […]


ARC Fellows: Faini-Feldman Reflections

  Faini-Feldman Reflections Submitted by our 2016 ARC Fellow Team: Maria Faini (Ethnic Studies and Critical Theory,) and Keith Feldman (Ethnic Studies) The ARC Fellowship has enabled us to expand our understanding of poetry and performance across disparate zones of incarceration, statelessness, and occupation. Maria Faini has focused on a selection of her dissertation, tentatively titled “Relational […]


April Greeting from Shannon Jackson

April Greeting from Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design Shannon Jackson April always brings many flowers to Berkeley, and this month is no exception. As our faculty and students head into the last month before commencement, the campus is positively brimming with exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, and lab demonstrations. It is bound to be an […]


Kate Mattingly on Trajal Harrell’s “The Ghost of Montpellier meets the Samurai.”

By the end of the performance, the stage of Zellerbach Playhouse was strewn with costumes, toys, and vegetables. Five white squares that had served as platforms and pedestals for dancing were empty. The microphones the performers used to address us, to sing, and to provoke “historical impossibilities” lay silent on a table. Last Thursday, March […]