Author Archives : arc_berkeley

Review: Artist Talk by Cara Romero by Menat Allah El Attmah

When learning the Novel, you learn that the first novel emerged in the late 17th century. Such novels recorded voyages to strange new lands and even stranger bodies who peopled the land. On their return, there grew a complete market to consume the literature that was the spectacle of difference. With the innovation of photographs […]

Feb 2024 – Reclamation Poetry Gathering

A trans-Indigenous conversation, with juxtapositions that decenter European thought and begin to translate an oceanic-to-desert-to-river-to-forest poetic imaginary. Reclamation Poetry Gathering February 15 – 18, 2024 Led by Facilitators:Beth Piatote, Arts Research Center and lukupsíimeyCraig Santos Perez, University of Hawai’i at MānoaNatalie Diaz, Arizona State University + Center for the Imagination in the Borderlands RECLAMATION will […]

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Co-Sponsored Events

Part of our research mission as a think tank for the arts is to be a hub and meeting place, a place to support conversation, dialogue and debate. We extend that to uplifting the work of our colleagues and partners. This year, we were excited to learn from our brilliant colleagues at the Engaging the Senses Foundation, […]

Spring 2023 Fellows Reading

Poetry & the Senses 2022/23 Fellows Reading Thursday, May 4th, 20235:00 – 6:30pm PDT WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE The Arts Research Center will celebrate the 2022/23 ARC Poetry Fellows with a reading of work created during their fellowship semester! Under the theme of Reclamation, the 2023 Spring Poetry & the Senses Fellows were led by Indigenous […]

04/21/23 Screening: The Story of Everything

SCHEDULE Opening Chant: Oli/Honoring Land by Kealoha (Writer, Hawaii Poet Laureate, Star in Film) Introduction: Mona Abadir (alumna) CEO Engaging the Senses Foundation/ Executive Producer/ Producer TSOE Film Screening: The Story of Everything Q & A: ARC Director Beth Piatote with Kealoha, Solomon Enos (visionary artist for the film) and Jamie Nakama (Dancer in the […]

04/20/23 Poets Laureate Reading

California Laureate Lee Herrick, Hawaiian Laureate Kealoha & Oakland Youth Laureate Nadia Elbgal Thursday, April 20, 20235:00 – 6:30pm PDTDurham Studio Theater, Dwinelle Hall (map here) WATCH THE EXTRAORDINARY READING & CONVERSATION! The Arts Research Center is thrilled to bring together three poets whose dedication to craft is an inspiration for anyone seeking to approach […]

04/11/23 Artist Talk with Cara Romero

Cara Romero (b. 1977, Inglewood, CA) is a contemporary fine art photographer. An enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Romero was raised between contrasting settings: the rural Chemehuevi reservation in Mojave Desert, CA and the urban sprawl of Houston, TX. Romero’s identity informs her photography, a blend of fine art and editorial photography, shaped […]

04/10/23 Chapbook Celebration

Chapbook Celebration Featuring: Menat Allah El Attma, Nathalie Khankin, Rusty Morrison, Gracia Mwamba, Beth Piatote, Jared Robinson, Alex Saum-Pascual, Jennif(f)er Tamayo Monday April 10th, 2023 | 5:00 – 6:30p PDT Hearst Field Annex D23 – ARC This event is presented by the Arts Research Center and Engaging the Senses Foundation. On Monday April 10th, at 5pm […]

Spring 2023 Flash Reading Series

To train myself, in the midst of a burning world,to offer poems of love to a burning world.– Katie Farris ARC 2023 Flash Reading Series Featuring Andrea Abi-Karam, Kaylan Black, Gloria Frym, Yona Harvey, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Rina Huang, Việt Lê, Muriel Leung, Adam Mansbach, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Dr. Alan Pelaez Lopez, Tony Robles & Natalia […]

03/23/23 Poetry Reading: Noʻu Revilla, D. Kealiʻi Mackenzie, and Donovan Kūhiō Colleps

Noʻu Revilla, D. Kealiʻi MacKenzie, and Donovan Kūhiō Colleps in conversation with Craig Santos Perez Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 5:00 – 6:15pm PST WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE READ THE BLOG POST HERE by Eva Whitney Please join us in welcoming three extraordinary poets from Hawaiʻi to ARC’s virtual stage: our own Poetry and the Senses Fellow […]