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Arts Research Center UC Berkeley News December 2014

Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley – A think tank for the arts.
ARC’s 2014 Artist-in-Residence with Rick Lowe
Recap and Thanks!

The Arts Research Center would like to thank our community’s support of ARC’s 10-day whirlwind residency with artist Rick Lowe! Rick’s stay with us was jam-packed with a range of activities, from lectures and symposia to tours and studio visits, and we are so grateful for his unceasing energy and inspiration throughout.

Many of you joined us during his stay, whether it was helping us frame the residency during our Rebroadcast of the Creative Time Summit; through studio visits or on travels to a variety of sites throughout the Bay Area including San Francisco, the Headlands, the Richmond Greenway, Oakland’s International Boulevard, and the San Pablo Corridor in Oakland. Many of you attended public programs, salons, receptions, and symposia where we all thought deeply about the parameters and sustainability of social and community engaged work. If you missed any of these events, we will be publishing short blog posts from our community to ARC Muses throughout December, in addition to photos and short video clips. If you’d like to contribute to the blog, please send a 50-500 word reflection to sgibbons@berkeley.edu along with a one sentence bio of you or your work.

This residency would not have been possible without the support of the Berkeley Regents Lecture Program and the support of Reid Hoffman and Michelle Yee, in addition to the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, College of Environmental Design, and the Department of Art Practice.

We would also like to thank our many partners and co-sponsors who helped us to pull off this mini-residency. The Arts and Technology Lecture Series, including the Berkeley Center for New Media (Professors Ken Goldberg and Greg Niemeyer with Program Manager Lara Wolfe); The David Brower Center (Laurie Brown and Jackie Hasa); UC Berkeley Professor Stephanie Syjuco and her ART163 Social Practice class; California College for the Arts and Creative Time; Toody Maher, Executive Director of Pogo Park and Michele Seville, Arts & Culture Manager, City of Richmond; Jen Loy; UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice (Department Chair Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Farley Gwazda, and Leslie Dreyer, Michael Berens, Jingyi Zhu, Hil Goldberg); Assistant Professor Angela Marino, TDPS; Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design Walter J. Hood along with the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC); Professor C. Greig Crysler, Arcus Chair Of Gender, Sexuality & The Built Environment & Associate Professor of Architecture along with Anna Goodman, Ph.D Candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture; Tere Romo and the San Francisco Foundation; Associate Professor Nikki Jones and her Criminal Justice and the Community class; artist Binta Ayofemi; Susan Moffat and the Global Urban Humanities Initiative; the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive including Sherry Goodman, Aimee Chang, and Dennis Love; Dean Jennifer Wolch and the College of Environmental Design; Patricia Maloney of Art Practical; and special thanks to artist Amanda Eicher and OPENrestaurant and Aurora Catering. In addition to the above individuals, we want to give a huge shout-out of thanks to our crew of committed student helpers: Lyndsey Ogle, Megan Hoetger, Evan Bissell, Xandra Klotz, Sara Kimberlin, Kate Masancay, Kim Richards, Randi Evans, and especially Nick Randhawa.

photo: Images courtesy of The Arts Research Center. Image Credit: Nick Randhawa.

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