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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 […]


photo credit- Nick Singh Randhawa

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 […]


Revisiting South of Market: A multi-generational conversation about change in the Bay Area – June 12

Keeping San Francisco Alive: A Frank Conversation June 12, 2015 The second of three “Friday Nights” celebrating the work of Janet Delaney, this evening offers a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of the arts in urban planning and public policy in San Francisco. Discussions across the museum will explore exemplary case studies, pivotal policy decisions, […]

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ARC | A+D Working Group: The Arts and Economics

ARC | A+D Working Group: The Arts and Economics September 16, 11am to 1pm (recurring Wednesdays throughout the semester) Conceived as a forum to advance graduate study and to explore some of the institutional goals of UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative, this bi-weekly working group will focus on productive and fraught intersections between the […]


Questioning Aesthetics: Mapping the Conversation

Mapping the Conversation The Questioning Aesthetics Symposium takes up the term aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines. In relation to the evolving conversations around participation, computing and the contemporary, scholars and artists from around the US will come […]

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