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: Fact and Fiction
Mondays at 6:30pm, doors open at 6pm, open to the public

Fact and Fiction: What do we make now of this classic opposition? For centuries, artists and critics have placed pressure on both of these terms, often asking us to question how to separate truth from lies, the real from the artificial, and fact from fiction. Addressing a range of political contexts and utilizing an array of creative forms, speakers in this series offer new approaches to these age-old questions. Asking for both solutions and speculations, accuracy and imagination, we consider the role of critical creativity in education and in politics, for our region and for the world.

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 9/10 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.

Spring 2018 archived schedule and lecture videos can be found here. 


Fall 2018 Schedule of Events

"Roxane Gay: With One N" with Roxane Gay
Monday / 9.10.18 / 6:30

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media


Creative Aging: Celebration as Strategy with Dominic Campbell
Monday / 9.17.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


Arts + Design & the Global Climate Summit: Reflections and Next Steps with Shannon Jackson, Dan Kammen, Orville Schell, Kim Anno and others
Monday / 9.24.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Graduate School of Journalism and CIEE


Systems and the Politics of Representation with Charles Gaines
Monday / 10.1.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Department of Art Practice


The Networked Avant-garde with Kelani Nichole
Monday / 10.8.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media


Image and Amnesia with Kerry Tribe
Monday / 10.15.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media


Night Watch with Shimon Attie
Monday / 10.22.18 / 6:30

Presented by Headlands Center for the Arts and the Department of Art Practice


The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth with Kim Stanley Robinson
Monday / 10.29.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media


The Other 1968s: Counterrevolution, Communism, and Desublimation with Todd Gitlin
Monday / 11.5.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Townsend Center for the Humanities 


Daemons Tools Art Tech with Marisa Morán Jahn
Monday / 11.19.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media


ART21 Season 9 Screening and Conversation with Stephanie Syjuco & Lynn Hershman Leeson
Monday / 11.26.18 / 6:30pm

Presented by the Department of Art Practice and Art21


Branches from the Same Tree: The National Academies on the role of humanities and the arts in "STEM/M" learning
Monday / 12.3.18 / 6:30

Presented by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research


Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co curated by Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium at the Berkeley Center for New Media; Department of Art Practice; Graduate School of Journalism; Townsend Center for the Humanities; The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and in collaboration with the Headlands Center for the Arts; Fort Mason Center/ COAL + ICE; CIEE; Art21; and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The 2018-19 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Jacqueline Jackson and other supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design.