Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA: Equity and Democracy

September 9, 2019–April 13, 2020

Join Berkeley Arts + Design and dozens of UC Berkeley campus organizations every Monday as we explore the connections among creative practice, social movements, and the strategic research of our public university.

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Past Events

  • Monday, December 2, 6:30 PM

    Art, Health, and Equity in the City of Richmond

    Ruthie Dineen, Ciera-Jevae Gordon, Ptah Tracey Mitchell, and Dalia J. Ramos-Mucino  discuss the city of Richmond—its colorful past and shifting present, and how art and health play an integral role in its future.

  • Monday, November 18, 6:30 PM

    CANCELED: Sherin Guirguis: My Place Is the Placeless

    Egypt-born, Los Angeles–based artist Sherin Guirguis discusses her work, which investigates narratives and histories that have often been forgotten, marginalized, or erased.


  • Monday, November 4, 6:30 PM

    Guy Hoffman: Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

    Cornell University robotics researcher Guy Hoffman talks through some of the paradoxes involved in the development of social robots designed for connectedness.

  • Monday, October 28, 6:30 PM

    CANCELED: Nigel Poor and Michael Nelson on The San Quentin Project

    Artist Nigel Poor presents collaborative projects she has worked on inside San Quentin Prison, including the work on view in The San Quentin Project and the award-winning podcast Ear Hustle; Michael Nelson, whose work is featured in the exhibition, joins her in conversation.


  • Monday, October 21, 6:30 PM

    Leonel Moura: Non-Human Art

    Can a machine create its own art? Artist Leonel Moura considers the question, which is at the core of his work with robotics and artificial intelligence.

  • Monday, October 14, 6:30 PM

    Contemporary Indigenous Arts Showcase

    Celebrating UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Language, visual artists, dancers, and writers celebrate the creative pulse of the languages sustaining their works.

  • Monday, October 7, 6:30 PM

    Nona Faustine: I Was Brought Here to Stay

    Artist Nona Faustine discusses her work at the intersection between past and present, individual identity and collective history.

  • Monday, September 30, 6:30 PM

    What Is Strange? Rabih Alameddine and Lawrence Rinder in Conversation

    Beirut- and Bay Area–based, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of “strangeness.”

  • Monday, September 23, 6:30 PM

    Marisa Morán Jahn: The Copper in My Cooch and Other Technologies

    In this talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of co-designing with and for historically underserved communities.

  • Monday, September 16, 6:30 PM

    Patrick Martinez: Excavations of Recent History

    Multidisciplinary artist Patrick Martinez talks about his work, which excavates language, belonging, and the visual-cultural systems of the city of Los Angeles as a means of creating dialogue about gentrification and injustice.

  • Monday, September 9, 6:30 PM

    Madeline Gannon: Robots Are Creatures, Not Things

    Multidisciplinary designer Madeline Gannon discusses how art and technology are merging to forge new futures for human-robot relations.

Past Films

  • Tongues Untied

    • Monday, November 25 6:30 PM
    Marlon Riggs
    United States, 1989

    Free Admission!

    This screening is presented as part of Arts + Design Mondays. Tongues Untied also screens Wednesday, October 23 (with Elena Gross and Vivian Kleiman in conversation; regular admission prices apply).

    Riggs’s riveting combination of interviews, performance, stock footage, autobiography, poetry, and dance reveals the revolutionary potential of black men loving black men.

    Ken Light, Darieck B. Scott, and Leila Weefur in Conversation