Criticism + Critique

Whether considering the role of philosophical critique in aesthetics or the professional function of the critic in our contemporary moment, this theme tracks the vital role of writers and thought leaders who engage in deep cultural and theoretical investigations of arts and culture. What is the role of aesthetics in the history of critique?  How has criticism changed in response to different art forms--film, art, literature, dance, theater? How has the role of the journalist and critic changed in a digital age where where "everyone's a critic?" 

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

Fall 2022 Schedule Archive: A+D Fridays

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

 

Spring 2022 Schedule Archive: Arts + Design Fridays

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

 

Berkeley may take a first step Tuesday toward acknowledging the harm slavery and systemic racism has done to Blacks by hiring a consultant to develop a reparations process for the city.

SAN FRANCISCO — Ted Hernandez, tribal historical preservation officer of the Wiyot Tribe, said bringing home the remains of ancestors from the University of California, Berkeley’s Hearst Museum of Anthropology has been a long process, involving many people.

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.

“Truly lost.” That’s how Ivan Chavez says he felt when he arrived at UC Berkeley in fall 2018.