INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY EXHIBITION + LASER TALK
International Womens Day Exhibition – JANE CHANG MI + ELÍ JOTEVA
MARCH 8, 2018 | ArtSci Center Gallery | CNSI Building, 5th Floor | 5-6pm
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LASER TALK – KATHY RAE HUFFMAN + MARISA CAICHIOLO + PEGGY WEIL + INA CONRADI + JANE MI + MARY FLANAGAN
8 Mar 2018 | 6-8 pm | UCLA CNSI Building | 5th Floor Presentation Space
MARCH 1-2, 2018 | Visual Arts Opening Reception – March 1 5:30pm | Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Thinking Gender is an annual public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality, and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. This year’s conference theme, Pre-existing Conditions, will focus on the connections between health and gender as in the context of on-going discussions about gender-focused health and healthcare.
The conference will feature paper, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and visual arts presentations.
DIANE BURKO : FROM LANDSCAPE ARTIST TO EXPLORER ACTIVIST
February 28th, 2018 | 12:30 – 1:45 PM, Haines A25
LEONARDO ART AND SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS
FEBRUARY 1ST, 2018 : 6-8pm UCLA Broad Art Center | EDA | 1250, first floor
CHRISTA SOMMERER + LAURENT MIGNONNEAU
ISLA HANSEN + CRISTINA ALBU + DAVID FAMILIAN + TUCKER MARDER
Art | Sci Center is hosting a very special visit from Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, founders of the Interface Culture program at the Linz University of Arts, Department of Media. They will be visiting class with Victoria Vesna and giving a pop up evening lecture on their work, joined by Isla Hansen, Cristina Albu, David Familian, and Tucker Marder.
FEBRUARY 1, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
Activists and scholars will offer live reflections on how the past lurks in our shared food future, and what to do about it.
Food justice and food waste activists:
Tanya Fields (Founder and Executive Director, The BLK ProjeK), Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia (Co-Editor, Poor Magazine; author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America), Rick Nahmias (Founder and Executive Director, Food Forward LA)
Heather Paxson (Professor of Anthropology, MIT; author of The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America), Kyla Wazana Tompkins (Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, Pomona College; author of Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century)
TOSHIO IWAI : UCLA REGENTS LECTURER – DMA LECTURE SERIES 2017-18
Toshio Iwai is a Japanese interactive media and installation artist who has also created a number of commercial video games. In addition he has worked in television, music performance, museum design and digital musical instrument design.
DMA MFA OPEN STUDIOS
February 10, 2018, 4:00-7:00 pm »
The MFA candidates of the Design Media Arts (DMA) program at UCLA would like to invite you to their Open Studios. A wide array of new works from both first and second year graduate students will be on display along with work from DMA’s Conditional Studio and Art Sci labs. For more information, including a list of participating artists please visit the facebook page. Refreshments will be served.
The graduate students of the Design | Media Art department at UCLA proudly invite the public to visit their studios. Explore new work and enjoy light refreshments, guided studio tours, and musical performances. More information on guided tours and music coming soon!
Creative Boot Camp
72 & Sunny : 12101 W. Bluff Creek Dr.
Playa Vista, California
Creative Boot Camps are an immersive 4-day workshop designed to provide aspiring creatives the opportunity to learn what it takes to be successful in the advertising industry. Students then are given a creative brief and split into teams of 5 to begin brainstorming. On day two and three, mentors from any nearby agencies will help shape the student’s ideas into a presentation. The final day culminates with students presenting to a panel of judges for the chance to win prizes.
If you are interested in attending as a student or mentor you can sign up here.
Ocean Imaginaries & Urban Perspectives
Linda Williams, RMIT University
Thursday, January 25, Humanities 193, 4-6pm
For the first time, most of the world’s populations now live in cities, and it is estimated that by 2030 this will extend to 60% of the global population- a third of which will live in urban centres of over half a million people. At the same time, anthropogenic changes to the earth’s climate and the pollution of vulnerable ecosystems have now led to the point where the world’s oceans and their rich biodiversity are at risk. Yet from the perspective of people living in cities, many such changes to the world’s oceans have remained essentially invisible; a problem arguably compounded by a gap in public awareness about how urban life itself affects the oceans. In response, this paper identifies some of the recent cultural representations aiming to visualise environmental changes to the oceans from an urban perspective. I argue that these recent representations are part of a wider cultural turn towards a more benign view of the ocean that has been gathering momentum from the mid-20th century, though the question of to what extent it might enable the mitigation of environmental threats to the world’s oceans necessarily remains open.
Prof Williams will be speaking about her most recent exhibit at RMIT Ocean Imaginaries, which focuses on some of the contradictions and conflicted feelings raised by how theocean is imagined in an age of environmental risk. https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/exhibitions/2017/may/ocean–imaginaries
Linda Williams is Associate Professor of Cultural and Environmental History at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Her most recent publications in the field of the environmental humanities can be accessed at https://rmit.academia.edu/LindaWilliams including her recent co-authored book Screen Ecologies: Art, Media and Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region (2016, MIT Press)
Co-sponsored by the Postcolonial Literature and Studies Colloquium, LENS, The Environmental Humanities Fund, & CounterForce Lab.