Black Futures lecture
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 spring we will explore the specific and metaphoric connections amongst creative action, the experience of migration and movement, and the possibility of personal, scientific, and social transformation. What is the nature of creativity? How do we understand movement, migration, and change both metaphorically and literally? How do artists working in literature, visual art, film, performance, and design explore and enact transformation? How can we gain a better understanding of a variety of artworks with these forces in mind? We will explore these ideas by focusing first on creativity, based on Shanghai-based theater artist Stan Lai’s innovative concepts. Thursday lectures and talks will be given by a series of highly regarded arts professionals: actors and playwrights, dancers and choreographers, curators and producers. Guests will include novelist Isabel Allende; playwrights Jimmy Lopez, Caridad Svitch and Mary Zimmerman; dance scholars and choreographers Joe Goode, Rachna Nivas, and Marni Thomas Wood; and curator Lucinda Barnes.

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.

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