Understanding the forces behind naming on UC Berkeley's campus, 2020.
The goal of this project is to engage the UC Berkeley campus community and increase transparency among both students and administration to understand and acknowledge the history behind names of both halls and colleges on campus. Now is the time to raise awareness and bring attention to the histories of the people that we previously respected on our campus and really consider whether these are histories that we want to continue to exalt through naming. Our purpose is to educate and allow the community to participate. This project will allow viewers to better engage with Berkeley’s history and confront the work of those who have made it the university that it is today, without erasing any aspects of the campus’s past. By adding context for the names of both halls and colleges, we can contextualize bias and shed light on changing political and social views. We can recognize our history and the smaller communities within Berkeley while providing a means of communication and connection with current students.
B.A. Computer Science, B.S. Conservation and Resource Studies, 2020
B.S. Environmental Economics & Policy, Conservation and Resource Studies, 2020
B.A. Molecular and Cellular Biology & Business Administration, 2023