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

All talks are open to the public and are located in the BAMPFA theater. Admission is free unless otherwise indicated. Doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6:30pm. Ticket/seat reservation is required for select talks. *Indicates required ticket reservation. Tickets made available 10 days before event. 

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

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

Curated by: Graduate School of Journalism

Join us for a look at today's golden age of media innovation and reassembly, which allows us to bring complex issues to more people and with greater impact than ever before. This free evening will be a visual tour of outstanding work from Berkeley Journalism using such techniques as drone photography, 360-degree video, and animation. You'll see dramatic personal narratives and data visualization, as well as still photos and clips from docs. This is contemporary journalism in lively, colorful form and a rare chance to mingle with our students, faculty and alumni and see some of our most compelling work. Come be inspired! 

Presenters include:

Edward Wasserman is the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. He has worked as a reporter, editor CEO and columnist at US news organizations, and held the Knight Foundation chair in journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University from 2003 to 2012. He blogs at:  https://ewasserman.com/

Richard Koci Hernandez is an Associate Professor for New Media at the J-School.  He is a multimedia producer who worked as a visual journalist at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His photography has appeared in  The New York Times, Wired, and The Los Angeles Times. He has garnered numerous national and regional awards, including four national Emmy nominations.

Ken Light is a professor and curator of the Center for Photography at the J-School, which hosts the Reva and David Logan Documentary photo gallery. His photography has been published in nine books and over 190 exhibitions worldwide, as well as in numerous photo essays in print and electronic media. He was the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the Dorothea Lange Fellowship.

Monica Lam has traveled on five continents reporting, producing and shooting stories, from inside factories in China to the Amazon jungle. She is currently the senior producer of KQED's Emmy-award winning weekly TV program, KQED Newsroom. Previously she worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she won a DuPont for reporting on abuse of the developmentally disabled. Prior to that, she directed and produced the documentary Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter, about author Amy Tan. Follow her on twitter at @monicazlam.

 

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

 

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

 

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 at artsdesign.berkeley.edu/mondays.

 

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

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Arts, Technology and Culture Colloquium, Berkeley Center for New Media, Department of Art Practice 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

*Advance tickets required. Tickets will be available ten days in advance of the event at artsdesign.berkeley.edu/mondays.

Participating units at UC Berkeley: Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, Berkeley Center for New Media

 

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

*Advance tickets required. Tickets will be available ten days in advance of the event at artsdesign.berkeley.edu/mondays.

 

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.