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Read about the latest news in the realm of Visual arts, performing arts, literature, media, film, design, and intersections with UC Berkeley Arts + Design across the world.

For some people, art and blindness are often thought of as incompatible. But blindness itself can be “a variety of visual experience,” UC Berkeley lecturer Georgina Kleege remarks in an interview with The Daily Californian. Even sighted people have various levels of visual ability, with congenital blindness at one end of the spectrum.

Calling all actors, designers, playwrights and directors of all levels for the chance to prototype a new experimental performance with internationally renowned director, playwright, and Cal alum, Stan Lai ("The best Chinese language playwright and director in the world" - BBC), and earn units (not to mention it’s a great resume builder

From her New York City hospital bed, Candy Darling summoned photographer Peter Hujar, who stood out for his portraits of the Warhol crowd lying down.

The city of Berkeley is recognized for its openness to new developments. This is why the town was selected to host Our Music Festival, the pioneering music event driven by a digital currency.

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, or TDPS, hired a group of Bay Area professionals for its design team on its upcoming production — with the exception of one. That exception is senior theater and art practice double major Alexandra Grabow — the only student designer for the show.

When A24 first popped onto the film scene in 2012, it was relatively quiet — just another indie production and distribution company competing with its counterparts to find the next “Little Miss Sunshine” or “Donnie Darko.” Yet in its astonishingly short six years of existence, A24 has made a household name of itself.

Watch: Stephanie Syjuco on art, culture and politics

What’s behind Stephanie Syjuco’s “Counterfeit Crochet Project,” in which she invites people around the world to hand-make the designer handbags they covet but can’t afford?

October and November On Campus Event Highlights, curated by students and for students!

Berkeley Arts + Design is creating a video of campus that seeks to highlight the rich creative culture that one experiences simply by walking across campus! We need student clubs that highlight visual arts, performing arts, literature, media/film, and design.

Before your Fall 2018 schedule fills up, plan to experience the incredible events, performances, and exhibitions that are available to UC Berkeley students for free, available in the campus Arts Passport! Download the UC Berkeley Mobile App (the blue and gold BK symbol in the app store) and select the Arts Passport at the very top!