Cities

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. 

Fall 2022 Schedule Archive: A+D Fridays

Fall 2022 Schedule
A+D Fridays: A Year on Angel Island

 

Fall 2022 Schedule Archive

Fall 2022 Schedule Archive: A+D Thursdays

Fall 2022 Schedule
A+D Thursdays: Creativity in Practice

 

Thursday, September 1, 12:45pm

Spring 2022 Schedule Archive: Arts + Design Fridays

Spring 2022 Schedule
Arts + Design Fridays: Perseverance, Renewal, and Reflection in a Changing World

 

In case you were wondering how the Berkeley Art Museum, a Brutalist structure close to Northern California’s Hayward Fault, was converted into a new state-of-the-art incubator lab, a simple answer can be found in the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub’s new logo (by design firm twoxfour), on which an abstraction of the building’s unusual radial floor plan h

Berkeley’s ongoing discussion to create 9,000 homes over the next decade will include plans to accommodate artists with affordable housing that meets their needs, including flexible live-work spaces throughout the city.

Some of Berkeley’s most recognizable blocks are poised for a major makeover.

On Monday, Telegraph for People, a campus advocacy group for a car-free Telegraph Avenue, released its illustrated plan for Telegraph Avenue entitled “Option Five.”

 

On chilly Saturday, winter graduates turn to their future

Xander Young was just a few weeks into his first semester at UC Berkeley in March 2020 when in-person life ended and he, and all his fellow classmates, moved classes, clubs and college comradery online.

Campus launched the Berkeley Discovery Initiative in hopes of transforming the undergraduate experience at UC Berkeley.

The goal of the campuswide plan is to ensure every undergraduate has the opportunity to pursue creative, independent “discovery projects” that can serve as a career foundation.