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5574Symposium: Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across Art and Public Space (UC Berkeley, 9/30)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    Sep 23 3:13 PM
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      From: Susan Moffat <susanmoffat@...>
      Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM
      Subject: Reimagining the Urban: symposium Sept. 30

      Dear Friend of the Global Urban Humanities Initiative,

      It is our pleasure to invite you to join us on September 30 for Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across Art and Public Space. This symposium will examine art, nature, economic development and equity in the Bay Area metropolis. Artists, curators, designers, environmentalists, and community organizers will gather to discuss the uses and abuses of the region’s creative and natural resources.  Our gathering seeks to take the temperature of current urban arts debates in the Bay Area—especially when it comes to the politics and poetics of urban planning, technological innovation, community engagement, and environmental repair.
      Reimagining the Urban is part of the Mellon Foundation-sponsored Global Urban Humanities initiative, a joint venture between the College of Environmental Design and the Arts & Humanities Division of the College of Letters & Science that brings together scholars and practitioners from the humanities and environmental design to develop new research methods and pedagogical approaches to the study of cities.  The symposium is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in the Arts and Humanities at UC Berkeley.

      Symposium participants will include:

      Ric Ambrose, Richmond Art Center
      Deborah Cullinan, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
      Raquel Gutierrez, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
      Jake Levitas, GAFFTA, San Francisco Mayor's Innovation Fellow
      Brad McCrea, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
      Marina McDougall, Center for Art and Inquiry, The Exploratorium
      Judy Nemzoff, San Francisco Arts Commission
      Rebecca Novick, California Shakespeare Theater, Triangle Project
      Elvin Padilla, Tenderloin Economic Redevelopment Project; The 950 Project
      Louise Pubols, Oakland Museum of California
      Ava Roy, We Players
      Joel Slayton, ZERO1
      Susan Schwartzenberg, Independent Artist
      Andy Wang, Forest City 5M Project

      Teresa Caldeira, UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning
      Margaret Crawford, UC Berkeley Department of Architecture
      Shannon Jackson, UC Berkeley Departments of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies and Rhetoric
      Nicholas de Monchaux, UC Berkeley Departments of Architecture and Urban Design
      Linda Rugg, UC Berkeley Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature
      Susan Schweik, UC Berkeley Department of English

      Reimagining the Urban will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Tamalpais Room of the Brower Center (2150 Allston Way; http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ArtsResearchCenterat/97be2fad67/TEST/3bd34c05a3), concluding in the early evening. A complete schedule is available here (http://reimaginingtheurban.wordpress.com/schedule/). Seats are filling fast, so we invite you to pre-register (http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ArtsResearchCenterat/97be2fad67/TEST/0a73222670).
      We very much hope that you can be part of this exciting conversation!

      Sincerely yours,

      Jennifer Wolch
      Dean, College of Enviornmental Design

      Anthony Cascardi
      Dean, Arts & Humanities Division, College of Letters & Science