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Re-cap: Stan Lai Residency

The Arts Research Center saw a whirlwind of activity in recent weeks, when Taiwanese playwright/director extraordinaire (and UC Berkeley alum) Stan Lai came to campus as an ARC artist-in-residence and Avenali Resident Fellow January 28 through February 8, 2013. A photo album capturing some of his activities can now be viewed on the ARC Facebook page.

Lai’s residency kicked off with a public conversation at the Institute of East Asian Studies titled Theatrical Engagement. An online video of Lai’s exchange with the distinguished historian Wen-Hsin Yeh, Director of IEAS, is now available.

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Studio Time: Recap

The crowd listened in rapt silence as Adamson, the author of Thinking through Craft, editor of The Craft Reader, co-editor of The Journal of Modern Craft, described his personal journey towards a career focused on craft, and then made this extraordinary statement:

I’ve thought about this a lot, and I’ve decided that this is the last public talk I’m going to give about craft, at least for a while. The Invention of Craft, which I mentioned earlier, will also be the last book I write with craft in the title… again at least for a while.

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On October 12, the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley and the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts partnered to host a live-streaming of the Creative Time Summit. This annual conference in New York brings together cultural producers–including artists, critics, writers, and curators–to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. Summit themes this year included Inequities, Occupations, Making, and Tactics. Keynote speakers included Pablo Helguera, Martha Rosler, Tom Finkelpearl, and Slavoj Žižek.

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