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Spring 2021 Schedule: Arts + Design Mondays

Spring 2021 Schedule
Arts + Design Mondays: Together: Reinventing Politics, Reimagining Health
 

Monday, February 1, 6:30pm
Performing Cultural Exchange on Ohlone Homelands in Huichin
Presented by UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Berkeley Center for New Media.
Pauline Lampton (Director of Miriki Performing Arts), Corrina Gould (co-founder of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust), Erica Estrada (Northern Pomo Dancer)
View the video here.
 

Monday, February 22, 6:30pm
Photographer Dorothea Lange and the Berkeley Connection: Forty years of Lange Fellowship Winners
Presented by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Ken Light (Logan Professor of Photojournalism), Clara Mokri (Visual Journalist), Wesaam Al-Badry (Social Documentary Photographer), Steve Saldivar (Video Journalist), Tristan Spinski (Photographer and Writer)
View the video here.
 

Monday, March 1, 6:30PM
A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies
Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media and the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series.
Margo Robbins (co-founder and president of Cultural Fire Management Council), Valentin Lopez (Native American Advisor to University of California, Office of the President)
View the video here.
 

Monday, March 8, 6:30pm
Gender Justice: Perspectives on Transgender Health and Policy
Presented by the Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive.
Clair Farley (Senior Advisor to San Francisco's Mayor London Breed and eDirector of the San Francisco Office of Transgender Initiatives), Jenna Rapues (Program Director of Gender Health SF at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Mere Abrams (Researcher, Writer, Consultant, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
View the video here.
 

Monday, March 15, 6:30pm
Against Isolation: Pandemic Connections through the Arts
Presented by the Future Histories Lab, a project of UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative, and UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies.
Erika Chong Shuch (Performance maker, Choreographer, Director), Amara Tabor-Smith (Choreographer/Performance maker and the Artistic Director of Deep Waters Dance Theater), Miyuki Baker (Zainchi artist, zinester + scholar finishing their PhD in performance studies at UC Berkeley)
View the video here.

 

Monday, March 29, 6:30pm
City/Cité: Translating Cities and Cultures
Presented by California Humanities & Villa San Francisco.
Anya Sirota (Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Initiatives at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and founding principal of Akoaki in Detroit), Connie Spreen (Director of Experimental Station in Chicago), 
View the video here.

 

Monday, April 5, 6:30pm
In Conversation with Norman Foster, Vishaan Chakrabarti, and John King 
Presented by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.
Norman Foster (Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners), Vishaan Chakrabarti (William W. Wurster Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, Founder and Creative Director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism), John King (Urban Design Critic at the San Francisco Chronicle)
View the video here.

 

Monday, April 12, 6:30pm
Black Girls, Black Voices, Black History with reelaviolette botts-ward, Zachary McRae, and Rasheed Shabazz
Presented by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, the Arcus Endowment Diversity Platform Committee and the Arcus Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and the Built Environment.
ree laviolette botts-ward (Artist, Nontraditional community curator) Zachary McRae (Master of City Planning, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design), Rasheed El Shabazz (Master of City Planning, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design)
View the video here.

 

Monday, April 19, 6:30pm
Black Wednesday Wall: Reimagined
Presented by UC Berkeley’s African American Student Development Office.
 

Monday, April 26, 6:30pm
Monumental: Part Two, with Lava Thomas and Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Lava Thomas (Artist), Kenyatta A.C Hinkle (Artist, Writer, Performer)
 

Monday, May 3, 6:30pm
Experiments in Joy: A Black Feminist Trajectory
Presented by UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Department of African American Studies.
Gabrielle Civil (Black feminist performance artist, Poet, Writer), Kenyatta A.C Hinkle (Artist, Writer, Performer)
 

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Arts + Design Mondays is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co-curated by the African American Student Development Office; Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive; Berkeley Center for New Media and the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series; College of Environmental Design, the Arcus Endowment Diversity Platform Committee and the Arcus Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and the Built Environment; Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Future Histories Lab, a project of UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative; Graduate School of Journalism; California Humanities and Villa San Francisco. In-kind technical support and presentation offered by BAMPFA and the UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science, Division of Arts & Humanities. 

The 2021 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks to the generous financial support of Nancy Olson and Buzz Wiesenfeld. In-kind support provided by BAMPFA.