This lecture series asks: What is the role of public assembly in our current moment?
Hear from famed activist, scholar, and educator Angela Davis, whose recent work has focused on the prison industrial complex and the possibility of its abolition.
Artist Ian Cheng discusses his work, which explores the nature of mutation and the capacity of humans to relate to change.
The illustrious Barcelona-based architect discusses her recent work.
An evening with artist Irena Haiduk, founder of the “oral corporation” Yugoexport.
UC Berkeley Professor Judith Butler and Turkish political philosopher Zeynep Gambetti discuss the idea of public happiness in the wake of public resistance.
Gina Pell talks about the group she calls Perennials—people who represent a mindset, not a generational demographic. She is joined by Susan Hoffmann, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Join us for a conversation between Beka Economopoulos, cofounder of Not an Alternative, and Dan Kammen, professor of energy at UC Berkeley.
Artist and filmmaker Emily Jacir delivers this year’s talk in UC Berkeley’s prestigious Regents’ Lectureship program.
An evening with MIT Media Lab cofounder and technology pioneer Nicholas Negroponte.
Ohio State University professor of art history and film studies Kris Paulsen discusses the semiotic notion of the index in the age of the digital interface.
Edward Wasserman, Richard Koci Hernandez, Monica Lam, and Ken Light share innovative work by students at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.
The two artists of Bull.Miletic consider the visual paradigm of aerial imaging technologies including satellites and drones.
Award-winning artist and filmmaker Julien returns to BAMPFA to present his film Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, followed by a discussion with UC Berkeley professor Butler.
Kun, a writer, curator, USC professor, and MacArthur Fellow, explores how music can engage histories of erasure and displacement while imagining new forms of community and collaboration.
The University of Chicago’s deputy provost for the arts excavates the deep philosophical history of assemblage.
The acclaimed designer, educator, and author talks about the pervasive influence of design in contemporary life.
Keltner, a UC Berkeley professor and codirector of the Greater Good Science Center, talks about art and empathy.
Artist, activist, and cultural critic Cirio discusses how socially engaged Internet art can maximize both social and artistic efficacy.
Drew, an influential blogger and the social media manager for The Met, discusses curation, social media, race, and institutions with UC Berkeley professor Best.
An evening with Abeyta, an acclaimed Navajo contemporary artist based in Berkeley and Santa Fe.
Artist and activist Tania Bruguera discusses the concept of Arte Útil, or “useful art.”
Foer, a staff writer for the Atlantic, exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. Wired editor Nicholas Thompson joins him in conversation.
The author of the bestselling book Strangers in Their Own Land talks about theater and community with actor and researcher Ben Russell.
UC Berkeley’s associate vice chancellor of arts and design joins Cal faculty to discuss the Arts + Design Initiative and reflect on the concept of assembly.