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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 […]

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On Choreography, Power, and Public Space

ON CHOREOGRAPHY, POWER AND PUBLIC SPACE by Susan Moffat, Project Director, Global Urban Humanities Initiative Cross-Posted from the Global Urban Humanities Initiative Blog (link to original article here).   How do bodies construct and inhabit public space? In the past week I had the opportunity to participate in three transformative workshops—two sponsored by the Global Urban […]

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Architecture of Life Reader

This spring, the Arts + Design Initiative, in partnership with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, will present a series of lectures as part of the Big Ideas course co-taught by Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design, and Nicholas de Monchaux, Associate Professor of Architecture. Using  BAMPFA’s first exhibition […]


Berkeley at the Global Climate Conference

More than 30 UC Berkeley researchers, faculty members and graduate students are currently representing the university at the United Nation’s annual Climate Change Conference, including Associate Vice Chancellor of Art and Design Shannon Jackson who reported on her experiences at the summit and the connection to art practice here. Read more about the conference from Berkeley News […]

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Future Conditional: Artists and Designers at COP21 By Shannon Jackson

Here in Paris, international leaders wrangle about how to address the effects of climate change in ways that are both globally expansive and equitably conceived; the debate often focuses on measures that would stall the rising temperature of the earth’s core. Those ‘measures’ are of course complex, ambiguous, and under-felt for many of the world’s leaders […]


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Welcome to the Fall 2015 semester

Welcome to the Fall 2015 semester from Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts + Design and ARC Director Shannon Jackson It’s an exciting start to the fall semester, and already our many departments, centers, museums, labs, and theaters are mobilizing the creativity of our campus with new classes, exhibits, performances, lectures, and social events. It is also […]