Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across the Arts & Public Space

Brower Center
Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Twitter: #ReUrb13


Welcome and Framing Discussion
Shannon Jackson (Rhetoric, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, and Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley) and Teresa Caldeira (City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley)

9:15 – 10:30
Session I:  Creativity and “Class”:  Bay Area Urban Experiments
Moderator: Margaret Crawford (Architecture, UC Berkeley)
Speakers: Andy Wang (5M Project, Forest City) / Deborah Cullinan (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts) and Elvin Padilla (950 Center for Art & Education)
Respondent/Discussant: Margaret Crawford

10:30 – 10:45

10:45 – 12:00
Session II:  On-line/Off-line: Digital Connection in Urban and Suburban Space
Moderator:  Nicholas de Monchaux (Architecture and Urban Design, UC Berkeley)
Speakers: Joel Slayton (ZERO 1) and Jake Levitas (San Francisco Mayor’s Office)
Respondent/Discussant:  Marina McDougall (Center for Art & Inquiry, The Exploratorium)

12:00 – 1:00

1:15 – 2:30
Session III:  What is Site in Site-Specific Art?: Comparing Practices
Moderator:  Susan Schweik (English, UC Berkeley)
Speakers: Raquel Gutierrez (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts) and Ava Roy / Lauren Dietrich Chavez (We Players)
Respondent/Discussant: Rebecca Novick (Triangle Lab, California Shakespeare Theater)

2:30 – 2:45

2:45 – 4:00
Session IV:  What is the “Bay” in the Bay Area?: Creating Nature
Moderator:  Linda Rugg (Scandinavian, UC Berkeley)
Speakers: Susan Schwartzenberg (Independent Artist) and Brad McCrea (San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission)
Respondent/Discussant: Louise Pubols (Oakland Museum of California)

4:00 – 4:45
Wrap-up: Opportunities, Obstacles, Provocations
Judy Nemzoff (San Francisco Arts Commission) and Ric Ambrose (Richmond Art Center)

Reception, Drinks, and Continued Conversation


One thought on “Schedule

  1. Have you invited anyone from the Presidio Trust Board? They are making a big decision about which organization and concept will take over the space across from Crissy Fields. They could benefit from this kind of discussion. Also the Parks and Rec people from SF could also learn so much from this kind of symposium.
    Thank you,

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