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Spring 2018 CORE SEMINAR: POPULISM, ART, AND THE CITY

Populism is intrinsically about people, social interactions and collective identifications. But as much as it is embodied, populism also shapes—and is shaped by—urban environments around the world, constructing the very terms of ‘the people’ and civic belonging through various kinds of utopian, contingent and informal design. More...


SITEWORKS: UNDERSTANDING PLACE THROUGH DESIGN and pERFORMANCE, APPLY Today!

This year, the Research Studio will focus on the Albany Bulb, a construction debris landfill in San Francisco Bay known for its informal art, spectacular views, and for many years, a longstanding homeless community.  What will the Bulb become?  Using methods of urban and natural observation and experiments in performance and documentation, students will seek to understand this complex space. More


GUH CERTIFICATE ELECTIVES FOR SPRING 2018

See the latest undergraduate certificate electives here.

See the latest graduate certificate electives here

 


amateurism across the arts conference 3/9
9:30am-6:15pm Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY productionin music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance,  and new media– especially in relation to raced, classed, and gendered notions of value. More