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Art, Social Media and Inclusion: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew

Art, Social Media and Inclusion: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Black Futures: On Race in Art, Curation, and Digital Engagement with Kimberly Drew and Stephen Best, October 16, 2017 It was hard to find an empty seat that evening in the auditorium. Kimberly […]

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Visibility and recognition: Assembling the Native Commons

Visibility and recognition: Assembling the Native Commons with Tony Abeyta Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Assembling a Native Commons | Assembly and Activism through the Indigenous Artist’s Eyes with Tony Abeyta in conversation with Corrina Gould, October 9, 2017 Tony Abeyta and Corrina Gould’s presentation had a […]


Curation as research and resistance

Curation as Research and Resistance Laura Belik on Curation as Research | Contemporary Art in Central America: Miguel López and Emiliano Valdés in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, September 19, 2017 The work of a curator is one of great responsibility, but often in different ways. Not only does the curator construct stories and introduce different […]

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Creative Assembly Assembling on Mondays

Creative Assembly Assembling on Mondays Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series On Public (Re)Assembly with Shannon Jackson (Arts + Design and TDPS, Rhetoric), joined by Julia Bryan-Wilson (History of Art, ARC), Stephen Best (English), Ken Goldberg (Industrial Engineering), Nicholas de Monchaux (Architecture, BCNM), and Deirdre English (Journalism) As I […]


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 […]