Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA: Responsible Design from Bits to Buildings

August 29–November 21, 2019

This lecture series examines the role of the designer in articulating new methods connecting the conceptual knowledge for asking why with technical skills for asking how.

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  • Thursday, November 21, 12 PM

    Amy Franceschini: Presence as Practice

    A talk by Amy Franceschini, the founder of Futurefarmers, a group of artists, designers, farmers, and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass.

  • Thursday, November 14, 12 PM

    Julien Beller: Atypical Architectures and Urban Belonging

    Architect Julien Beller illuminates his atypical approach to urban design: calling into question how a city is built, he works toward building a just city, constructed with pleasure, where everyone has a place.

  • Thursday, November 7, 12 PM

    Allison Arieff: Architecture, Urban Planning, and Well-Being

    A talk by Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.

  • Thursday, October 24, 12 PM

    Yanni Loukissas: All Data Are Local

    Yanni Loukissas delivers a talk drawing on his new monograph, All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society.

  • Thursday, October 17, 12 PM

    Refik Anadol: Space in the Mind of a Machine

    A talk by Refik Anadol, an Istanbul-born media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence.

  • Thursday, October 10, 12 PM

    CANCELED—Aza Raskin: Human Protective Design

    A talk by Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests.

    As part of the UC Berkeley campus power shutdown, BAMPFA will be closed until further notice for gallery visitors, film screenings, classes, and library access.

  • Thursday, September 26, 12 PM

    Melodie Yashar: Human Factors Within Autonomous Buildings: Design for Earth, the Moon, and Mars

    Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture, a group developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration.

  • Thursday, September 19, 12 PM

    Christine Gaspar: Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

    Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, a New York–based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.

  • Thursday, September 12, 12 PM

    Faculty Conversations on Design for Democracy

    UC Berkeley faculty join in a discussion of design and democracy.

  • Thursday, September 5, 12 PM

    Sara Dean: Environmental Exploits

    A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency.

  • Thursday, August 29, 12 PM

    Mimi Zeiger: Design, Citizenship, and the Need to Envision Tomorrow

    Cocurator of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Mimi Zeiger offers insight into the curatorial practices and research behind that project as well as the upcoming exhibition Soft Schindler.