Category Archives : ARC Past Events


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 […]


Alex Donis in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson: April 28

Alex Donis in conversation with Julia Bryan-WilsonTuesday, April 28, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm PDT This event took place online.Find the full recording here. Artist Alex Donis—whose work has engaged in queer Latinx histories and has been subject to frequent censorship —was in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson about his then recently completed commission for the exhibition Historires of Dance, co-curated […]


Joy Harjo, Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate: April 22

Joy Harjo, Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate In conversation with Beth Piatote Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:30 – 7:00pm PDT Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and Engaging the Senses Foundation, with additional support from the English and Ethnic Studies Departments, the Native American Studies Program, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Race […]


Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder: April 16

Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder With Cannupa Hanska LugerThursday, April 16, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm PDT This event took place online.Find the full recording here. Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Ethnic Studies Department, the Native American Studies Program, and Berkeley Arts + Design This event was part of the Arts + Design Thursdays series.  […]


Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures: March 5

Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures with Tourmaline + Chris Vargas In conversation with Eric Stanley Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 5:30-7:00pm Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley You can find the full recording of this event here. Find ARC’s blog post on this event here. Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center, the Center for the Study […]


Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture: Feb 27

Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture With Horace Ballard In conversation with Justin Underhill Thursday, February 27 | 5:00-7:00pm Visual Resource Center, Room 308A | Doe Library, UC Berkeley Find ARC’s blog post on this event here. Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Berkeley Center […]