Creativity

This theme considers the strengths and weakness of various definitions of “creativity” while investigating and framing Berkeley’s distinctive capacities to develop multi-modal research and learning environments that value diversity, public impact, and cross-disciplinary intelligences and practices.

‘4.48 Psychosis’ offers scream of honesty into hollow space at BAMPFA

Often in art and theater, performers and artists reach within themselves to present their audiences with a picture of aestheticized pain.

Spring 2018 Student Showcases

Experience the creative accomplishments and original research of Berkeley’s talented students in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Film, Media, and Design.

Bay Area Book Festival connects to campus

The annual Bay Area Book Festival takes place in the heart of Berkeley, a city perhaps best known as the home of the flagship campus of the University of California.

FAST commends intersectionality through diversity of fashion in spring showcase

Aisles of antsy fashion hounds sported their best black-tie apparel with haute magazines and cellphone cameras in hand, decorating the expanse of Pauley Ballroom. Onstage, UC Berkeley’s Fashion and Student Trends, or FAST, introduced its 16th official fashion show, “INTERSECTION,” on Sunday.

Dreamer and more: Cal Performances shows off its new season

Cal Performances offered a preview of its upcoming season Tuesday, extending its usual impressive variety of artists, live art forms and venues with an emphasis on themes reverberating across the campus and the country: citizenship/home and equal rights/women.

An Interview with Creative Alum Eric McDougall

We caught up with Eric McDougall in anticipation of his Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA talk on Monday, April 23, 6:30pm to ask him about his creative and diverse experience as a student at UC Berkeley, design, art, and life.

After two decades at the helm of UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Archives, during which she more than tripled its holdings by acquiring the collections of a hundred-plus designers, Waverly Lowell is gearing up for retirement.

The women’s rights movement in the 1960s empowered women to work outside the home, but they were facilitated by the employment of women who have gone completely unnoticed and unrecognized in the battle for women’s equality — nannies.

Alvin Ailey and Cal Performances celebrate 50 years of inclusion, dance

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, or AAADT, was founded in 1958, on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement. Its mission? To develop a community of creation — performance art that unites people of all races, ages, and backgrounds through African American heritage and that of other cultures.

Gotanda’s ‘Dream of Kitamura’ redux

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performances Studies is staging The Dream of Kitamura, award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda’s early imagining of what theater might resemble for a young Asian American artist.