Category Archives : Recommended Reading


ARC Reads

 

ARC Reads is an online space for our audiences to connect with written work, video and other online content, before and after our events. Our hope is to continue the many conversations on that take place at ARC’s symposiums, conversations, and lectures, online and off the page.


Architecture of Life Reader

In Spring 2016, the Arts + Design Initiative, in partnership with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, presented a series of lectures as part of the Big Ideas course co-taught by Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design, and Nicholas de Monchaux, Associate Professor of Architecture. Using  BAMPFA’s first exhibition […]


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 […]


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 […]


ARC Reads: Rick Lowe Residency

The Arts Research Center is delighted to be hosting a 10-day residency with acclaimed artist and community organizer Rick Lowe. Lowe’s Project Row Houses, founded two decades ago, has created a blueprint for using urban renewal practices within an artistic context to enrich lives. During his time on campus, Lowe will present the 2014 Regents Lecture […]


ARC Reads: Cheryl Haines & @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

As part of the Art, Activism and Technology lecture series, Cheryl Haines, Executive Director of FOR-SITE Foundation and Curator of “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” will present “Creative Interventions and Social Activation.” Below are selected reviews of the exhibition and readings in preparation for her talk.    Kenneth Baker, “Ai Weiwei Installation on Alcatraz: No Breakout,” San Francisco Chronicle, […]