The role of the arts in the future of cities is a vibrant topic, and a fraught topic. Explore past and contemporary debates on the design of cities, on place-making, and on gentrification, whether in our own Bay Area or in urban destinations throughout the world. 

Much of the Bay Area’s history exists out of sight. Or at least out of notice.  

Berkeley Journalism lecturer, students and alumni honored in 2021 Pulitzer Prizes

The work of a Berkeley Journalism lecturer, five students and two alumni was honored in the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes, in the Breaking News, National News and Public Service categories, Columbia University announced.

UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED) today (June 10) announced a transformative $5.3 million gift, from Berkeley alumnus Jon Stryker, that will fund a four-year fellowship program aimed at providing debt relief to more than 100 graduate students.

Summer 2021 Courses in the Arts + Design

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Spring 2021 Schedule Archive: Arts + Design Thursdays

Spring 2021 Schedule
Arts+Design Thursdays: Time-Based Media Art

Spring 2021 Schedule
Arts + Design Mondays: Together: Reinventing Politics, Reimagining Health

The College of Environmental Design is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 John K.

Jennifer Bonner, Walter Hood, and Olalekan Jeyifous named 2021 USA Fellows

The Chicago-based nonprofit United States Artists has unveiled its list of 2021 USA Fellows, awarding 60 creatives from across the country $50,000 in no-restriction grant

William Russell Ellis’ songwriting career had an unlikely start. After reading an article about a writer cleaning houses to get by, Ellis decided to greet his family’s housekeeper every day by singing her name — a habit that turned into a song, aptly named “Eliza.”