Category Archives : ARC Picks


Review: dg okpik Craft Talk

by Eva Whitney, February 21, 2024 Poet dg okpik visited the Arts Research Center on October 5, 2023 for a craft talk following her reading through the Lunch Poems series. The full recording of the craft talk is available for viewing on ARC’s YouTube channel, here, and the Lunch Poems reading is available for viewing […]

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grimy, Martinez, and Cutler pose together

Review: Poetry Reading with J. Michael Martinez & Aracelis Girmay, in conversation with John Alba Cutler by Eva Whitney

by Eva Whitney, January 30, 2024 Latinx poets J. Michael Martinez and Aracelis Girmay came together at UC Berkeley on September 28, 2023 for a reading of their work, followed by a conversation with Professor John Alba Cutler (event info here). The full recording of the event is available for viewing on ARC’s YouTube channel, […]


IMPOSSIBLE MACHINES: PUPPETS, POLITICS & TRUTH COMMISSIONS

This symposium is the culmination of “South Africa in the West,” a semester-long events series at UC Berkeley. It reflects on legacies of reconciliation, accountability, and impunity in South Africa and elsewhere in the world, and benefits from the participation of Ubu and the Truth Commission co-creators and theatermakers Handspring Puppet Company, William Kentridge, and Jane Taylor.


Peter Glazer’s Heart of Spain

Peter Glazer’s Heart of Spain Monday, March 30, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm) $16 adv / $18 door Purchase tickets online Please join us for a concert performance of Heart of Spain: A Musical of the Spanish Civil War, co-written by Peter Glazer, the creator of Woody Guthrie’s American Song, and Eric Bain […]


Berkeley Public Forum on Religion: Transactional Reality and the Regimes of Truth

The premise of this talk is that knowledge is not something that we can discover but rather only something that we can produce. As such, each new instance of knowledge emerges transactionally through the interaction of configurations of materiality, discourse, and ideology—realities that are themselves the product of complex transactions.


Between Campesino and State: Photography, Rurality, and Citizenship in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Between Campesino and State: Photography, Rurality, and Citizenship in Post-Revolutionary Mexico History of Art Department March 12, 2015 308A Doe Library, UC Berkeley 5:30 pm Robin Greeley, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art History, Berkeley PhD 1996, will return to the Department to give a public lecture on her current book project, […]


Disability Incarcerated: A Symposium

A symposium and gathering that responds to the recent book of that title, bringing together the editors and other scholars, students, activists, and community members to map the intersections of policing, imprisonment, and the disabled body. The event seeks to step into the conspicuous void within critiques of the “prison industrial complex” – namely the absence of discussion of disability oppression, despite the disproportionate representation of people with disabilities within prisons and gated institutions. Free and open to the public.