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: Public Art and Belonging
Thursdays at 12:00pm, Free and open to the public

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, all remaining events will be moved online. Please check back for more details regarding individual events.*

This lecture series explores relationships between art and belonging, with a focus on race. Might more art remind us of the forgotten, excluded, and devalued contributions of marginalized people to our rich history, or is public art merely a way to manage multiculturalism and silence dissent? How would Berkeley look if art and design were used to create spaces of care for relationships of justice and equity? Join a range of artists and thinkers to investigate how publics might be represented by, formulated through, or critiqued in artworks. For more information, visit

All talks are free and open to the public. Lectures start at 12pm. 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.

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