BAMPFA theater
Mondays, doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6:30pm.
Open to the public.

Join us every Monday evening to explore cutting-edge thinking and making on topics of current interest to UC Berkeley’s creative faculty.

Arts + Design Mondays @BAMPFA: Public (Re)Assembly 
Mondays at 6:30pm, doors open at 6pm, open to the public

PLEASE READ: All talks are free and open to the public and are located in the BAMPFA theater. Doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6:30pm. Most talks reach the theater capacity. Audience members are encouraged to arrive at 6pm when doors open for seating. Ticket/seat reservation is required for talks scheduled on 3/12, 4/16, and 4/30 as we expect the theater to reach maximum capacity. Tickets will be made available 10 days before event. Please see individual events for ticket links. If you are a ticket holder, please be aware that if you are not seated in the theater by 6:30pm, we will be opening up the theater to people waiting at the door and on the waitlist. Pending approval, select events exceeding capacity may be available via livestream and if so the link will be made available on the Berkeley Arts + Design Facebook page @berkeleyartsdesign and Twitter @brklyartsdesign.

What is the role of public assembly in our current moment? And to what degree are new models necessary to respond artistically and technologically to our political climate? After a highly successful launch of Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA in Spring 2017, Berkeley Arts + Design is pleased to present a new suite of exciting lectures that explore the theme of “public (re) assembly” from a variety of perspectives. The word assembly carries a range of associations. It challenges us to think about the democratic right to assemble; it recalls the artistic history of assemblage. It provokes us to imagine new systems of arrangement that respond to a digital age. It asks to consider how UC Berkeley might re-imagine the “school assembly” as a site of social transformation.

Fall 2017 archived schedule and lecture videos can be found here

Up Next

Reassembling Hope with Rebecca Solnit, Dacher Keltner, Dan Kammen, Shannon Jackson, and Friends of the Bay Area Book Festival
Monday / 4.30.18 / 6:30

*Seat reservation required. Reservations will be available ten days in advance of the event on April 20, 10am. Reserve tickets here. 

Join author and UC Berkeley alum Rebecca Solnit and others as they bring both Arts + Design Mondays and the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival to a close with a conversation on the idea of hope. Solnit, together with a range of Berkeley professors, authors, and community activists, will discuss our fraught political landscape, how literature and art help us to navigate through crises, and how hope helps us to assemble and reassemble our communities and social movements.

 

Spring 2018 Schedule of Events

Visualizing the World: Storytelling with Images from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Monday / 1.22.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

Participating unit at UC Berkeley: Graduate School of Journalism

 

Indexical Ambivalence with Kris Paulsen
Monday / 1.29.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Berkeley Center for New Media; Arts, Technology and Culture Colloquia; History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

 

Connectivity as Human Right with Nicholas Negroponte  
Monday / 2.5.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Berkeley Center for New Media; Arts, Technology and Culture Colloquia; Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 

Emily Jacir: 2018 Regents Lecture
Monday / 2.12.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Art Practice, Regents' Lectureship Program

 

The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature with Beka Economopoulos and Dan Kammen
Monday / 2.26.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Arts + Design, Arts Research Center, Energy & Chair Energy and Resources Group, Science at Cal, BERC (Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative).

 

The Perennial Mindset in the Era of Ageless with Gina Pell
Monday / 3.5.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Arts Research Center; Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; Graduate School of Journalism; Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Regents' Lectureship Program; Department of Art Practice; Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities; and Department of English, all at UC Berkeley.

 

Public Happiness with Judith Butler and Zeynep Gambetti
Monday / 3.12.18 / 6:30

*Advance tickets required. Tickets will be available ten days in advance of the event. Reserve tickets here. 

 

Yugoexport Is the Name of This Oral Corporation with Irena Haiduk
Monday / 3.19.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

Participating Units: Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM); Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Art Practice's Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series

 

Carme Pinós: Recent Works
Monday / 4.2.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Berkeley Architecture

 

New Art, Flag Art, Good Art, Portal Art with Ian Cheng
Monday / 4.9.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

 

Abolition Feminisms with Angela Davis
Monday / 4.16.18 / 6:30pm

*Seat reservation required to attend this talk. All reservations have been claimed and the talk and waitlist is currently sold out. 

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM); Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

 

On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks with Eric McDougall
Monday / 4.23.18 / 6:30
Free, no ticket needed. 

 

Reassembling Hope with Rebecca Solnit, Dacher Keltner, Dan Kammen, Shannon Jackson, and Friends of the Bay Area Book Festival
Monday / 4.30.18 / 6:30

*Seat reservation required. Reservations will be available ten days in advance of the event on April 20, 10am. Reserve tickets here. 

 

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co curated by the Arts Research Center; Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; Graduate School of Journalism; Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Regents' Lectureship Program; Department of Art Practice; Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities; and Department of English, all at UC Berkeley.

The spring 2018 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Jan and Buzz Wiesenfeld. In-kind support is provided by BAMPFA.