Category Archives : ARC Past Events


Poetry & the Senses Fellows’ Reading: Dec 9

Poetry & the Senses Fellows’ Reading Wednesday December 9, 2020, 5:00-6:30 PST This reading took place online. Find the full recording here. The Arts Research Center celebrated the 2020 Poetry Fellows with a year-end reading featuring: Menat Allah El Attma, Nathalie Khankan, Gracia Mwamba, Rusty Morrison, Beth Piatote, Jared Robinson, Alex Saum-Pascual, and Jenif(f)er Tamayo. […]


Danez Smith and Patricia Smith: Dec 3

Danez Smith and Patricia Smith | Readings + Conversation Thursday, December 3, 2020, 5:00-6:30 PST This event took place online. Find the full recording here. Danez Smith and Patricia Smith had a joint reading and conversation. This reading was generously funded by the Engaging the Senses Foundation, and was part of ARC’s ongoing Poetry and the […]


Visual Activism: Day With(out) Art: Nov 30

Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS Monday, November 30  This event took place online. Find the full recording here. The Arts Research Center was proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video […]


Visual Activism: Ajuan Mance: Nov 24

Ajuan Mance: 1001 Black MenTuesday, November 2411:30-12:30pm PST This reading took place online.Find the full recording here. Ajuan Mance is a Professor of English at Mills College and a lifelong artist and writer. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. In both her scholarly writing and […]


Visual Activism: Histories of Dance: Nov 12

Histories of Dance Julia Bryan-Wilson and Olivia Ardui in conversation with Thomas Lax Museu de Arte de São Paulo Thursday, November 12 4:00-5:30pm PST This event took place online.Find the full recording here. The event is live & true captioned. This conversation celebrated the publication of the exhibition catalog for the show “Histories of Dance,” curated […]


Visual Activism: Erin McElroy : Nov 3

Erin McElroy from the Anti-Eviction Mapping ProjectTuesday, November 311:30-12:30pm PST This event took place online.Find the full recording here. Erin McElroy is a postdoctoral researcher at New York University’s AI Now Institute, researching the digital platforms and technologies used by landlords in order to surveil, track, and racialize tenants. Erin is cofounder of the Anti-Eviction Mapping […]


Visual Activism: Michael Rakowitz: Oct 20

Michael Rakowitz Tuesday, October 204:00-5:30 PDT This event took place online.Find the full recording here. Michael Rakowitz was in conversation with Anneka Lenssen, Associate Professor of History of Art, and graduate students Alejandro Múnera, Tausif Noor, and Anna Riley. Michael Rakowitz is an artist living and working in Chicago. His work has appeared in venues worldwide including […]


Visual Activism: Devi Peacock: Oct 6

Devi Peacock from Peacock RebellionTuesday, October 6 A recording of this event is unavailable. Devi Peacock is a sixteenth-generation storyteller; a comedy writer; co-organizer of the Liberated 23rd Ave. cultural land trust; and the founding Artistic and Executive Director of Peacock Rebellion, a Huichin (Ohlone land/Oakland) -based crew of queer and trans Black, Indigenous, people […]


Visual Activism: Alfredo Jaar: Sept 22

Alfredo Jaar: When the Music Stops Tuesday, September 22, 20204:00-5:30pm PDT This event took place online.Find the full recording here. Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), […]


Visual Activism: Favianna Rodriguez: Sept 15

Favianna Rodriguez Tuesday, September 15 11:30-12:30pm PST This event took place online.Find the full recording here. Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and praxis address migration, gender justice, climate change, racial equity, and sexual freedom. Her practice boldly reshapes the myths, stories, and cultural […]