Black Futures lecture
Thursdays at 12:00pm.
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: Creativity in Practice
Thursdays at 12:00pm, Free and open to the public online

UC Berkeley students may attend these events in-person at BAMPFA's Osher Theater with a valid Cal ID. All events will be held on Zoom Webinar for general public access. Pre-register for the events using the Zoom registration link in the event pages below. 

This fall series is about 'Creativity in Practice' as a vital resource in times of change. Together we focus on a central question: Why do we create?

World-renowned Berkeley faculty creators in practices ranging from biology to art, from poetry to data science, and from dance to robotics will provide many different answers. The speakers will share different views on creativity in their fields, and also establish common ground in their shared motivations to do social good, achieve personal fulfillment, and advance the constant process of cultural change. 


Arts + Design Thursdays is made possible thanks to support from the Big Ideas Courses Program in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley. In-kind technical support and presentation offered by BAMPFA and the UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science, Division of Arts & Humanities. For more information, visit

All events will be live captioned. If you require captioning to access a pre-recorded event on our site, please contact Evelyn Thorne at Please expect 7-10 days for captioning to be provided. All recorded videos will be uploaded to the Berkeley Arts + Design YouTube channel with the consent of the featured speakers.   

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