Thursdays at 12:00pm, at the BAMPFA Theater.
Free and open to the public.

A+D Thursdays is a public lecture series embedded inside our Creative Gateway undergraduate course. The series exposes students and the public to a range of creative forms across the visual arts, performance, literature, film, and design. It introduces students and the community to our campus’s major museums, presenters, and academic departments, as well as to select Bay Area arts organizations and regional partners. 

Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA: Creativity, Migration, Transformation
Thursdays at 12:00pm, Free and open to the public

This series explores connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and/or social transformation. Curated by UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Alex Saragoza and supported by guest curator Kathryn Roszak, the series engages with pertinent questions such as: How do we understand the movement of people and change metaphorically and literally? What are the forces that motivate migration, and what transformations result from the movement of people from one place to another? How do artists represent and enact the vocabulary of migration? The approach of the series is relational and comparative, taking into account the diverse experiences of migrants and immigrants—Latinos and others, past and present. For more information, visit artsdesign.berkeley.edu/thursdays.

All talks are free and open to the public and are located in the BAMPFA theater. Lectures start at 12pm. Arts + Design Thursdays is made possible thanks to support from the Big Ideas Courses Program in the College of Letters & Sciences and from generous supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design.

Spring 2018 archived schedule and lecture videos for Experiment and Exploration can be found here


Fall 2018 Lecture Schedule

Series Introduction by Alex Saragoza and Guests
Thursday / 8.30.18 / 12:00


Photography: A Climate for Conflict with Nichole Sobecki
Thursday / 9.6.18 / 12:00


My Journey: From Venezuela to Principal Dancer of Diablo Ballet with Rosselyn Ramirez
Thursday / 9.13.18 / 12:00


Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary with Ronald Rael
Thursday / 9.20.18 / 12:00


Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon
Thursday / 9.27.18 / 12:00


Making the Movie Coco: Culture and Representation with Marcela Davison Aviles
Thursday / 10.4.18 / 12:00


Rita Moreno: From Puerto Rico to Stardom with Fernanda Fisher
Thursday / 10.11.18 / 12:00


Dance, Heritage, and the Island: A Cuban in Oakland with Royland Lobato
Thursday / 10.18.18 / 12:00


Bodies and Boundaries: Arts, Migrations, and Identities with Allan deSouza
Thursday / 10.25.18 / 12:00


On Routes of Slavery: The African Cultural Diaspora with Ahmad Sikainga
Thursday / 11.1.18 / 12:00


Picturing Franklin Lloyd Wright: Pedro Guerrero, Photographer with Ray Telles
Thursday / 11.8.18 / 12:00


Crossings: Facing the Boundaries of Gender, Culture, and Family with Carla Lucero
Thursday / 11.15.18 / 12:00



Arts + Design Thursdays is made possible thanks to support from the Big Ideas Courses Program in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley and from generous supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design. In-kind support is provided by BAMPFA.