Walls, Spies, East Berlin and the California Book Award

Anne Nesbet joins an illustrious list of UC Berkeley professors to receive a California Book Award gold medal, and is the first to earn the honor for a work of fiction.

The Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley

The Bay Area Book Festival returns to downtown Berkeley this weekend, June 3 and 4, with a focus on “literary activism.” The two-day Festival will welcome 200 local, national, and international authors and speakers in 100 literary sessions (panels, interviews, keynotes and performances) in auditoriums and theaters throughout downtown, and will e

Berkeley at the Venice Biennale Research Pavilion

Five UC Berkeley faculty are presenting on June 10-11 in a symposium on the topic of "Exclusive Access: On the Dynamics and Vocabularies of Co-Option, Care and the Subaltern", at the Venice Biennale Research Pavilion on Giudecca Island.

Reflections on a vibrant year with our arts and design community

It’s been quite a year—for our country, for UC Berkeley, and for the Arts + Design Initiative.  We have navigated changes in our political landscape and confronted the challenge of maintaining free speech and freedom of assembly.

Berkeley Arts + Design at Oakland Book Festival

Last weekend at Oakland City Hall, crowds of people showed up to attend the annual Oakland Book Festival, whose theme this year was “Equality/Inequality.” The festival featured lectures, book readings, and panels given by local and international writers, novelists, poets, activists, and artists.

ARC | Arts + Design Media Fellow (Videos)

Nikki Doung, the ARC | Arts + Design Media Fellow, has created these videos that highlight the creative campus and programs at UC Berkeley. 

‘Made at Berkeley’ showcases student arts, design projects on campus

Run by the Berkeley Arts + Design Initiative, “Made at Berkeley” is a campuswide showcase of student works, including visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, environmental design and more. The showcase brings together numerous departments that are individually presenting student projects, often senior theses, under a single banner.

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is a collection of thought-provoking lectures organized by faculty from across the Berkeley campus. The 2016-17 program featured topics ranging from new immersive art technologies, cultural critique, the role of the arts in social justice, and other timely offerings.

This spring 2017 semester at UC Berkeley featured an engaging and informative lecture series Thinking Through the Arts and Design at Berkeley: California Counterculturesorganized by Big Ideas Courses and t

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