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Follow Shannon Jackson – Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts + Design – as she reflects on the core Themes of Berkeley’s creative life and responds to the opportunities and challenges of sustaining creative experimentation throughout our public life.

Whether attending a conference or a biennial, interviewing an artist or critic, or exploring the vital connection between the arts and the future of health, climate, technology, or urban life, AVCAD Jackson offers her personal perspectives on cross-disciplinary experimentation and on the role of creativity for the greater good.

Re-Assembling Our Public: Highlights from the 2017-2018 Academic Year

By
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Berkeley Arts + Design

New leadership and a major anniversary. New staff, new courses, new website, new events… even some new pens! Now that the academic year has come to a close, we at Berkeley Arts + Design would like to take a moment to reflect and to extend our thanks to an incredible community of students, faculty, staff, and community partners.

Reflections on a vibrant year with our arts and design community

By
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts + Design

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.

Remembering that the University is a ‘Place’: On Placemaking and Institutional Leadership in the Arts and Design at a2ru

By
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Berkeley Arts + Design

Placemaking. It’s become something of a buzzword, with more than a little ambiguity about what it means.