10.23.15: Art, Politics & the City in Mexico and China: Schedule

Wurster 112 Auditorium

8:30      Registration
9:00      Start of Symposium

9:00      Welcome - Anthony J. Cascardi, Dean, Arts & Humanities, UC Berkeley and Jennifer Wolch, Dean, College of Environmental Design

9:10      Orientation - Susan Moffat, Project Director, UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative

9:15      Keynote Talk - Ruben Gallo

9:45      Break

9:55      Panel 1: Modernity in Process: Creative Practice, Urban Experience and the City
             Tatiana Flores, Rutgers:  "Mexico City—Avant-Garde City?"
             Ed McCaughan, San Francisco State University:  "Art, Activism, and New Ways of Being Mexican"
             Daniel Hernandez, Vice News "Me Encanta la Ciudad!:  The Perils of a More User-Friendly Mexico City"
             Ivonne del Valle, UC Berkeley (Discussant)

11:25    Break

11:35    Introduction of exhibitions - Susan Moffat
             Margaret Crawford and Winnie Wong, UC Berkeley: Art+Village+City (Pearl River Delta)
             Jonathan Crisman and Dana Cuff, UCLA: Now Shanghai
             Kirsten Larson and Karin Shankar, UC Berkeley: Participatory Urbanisms
             Mia Narell and Lawrence Yang, UC Berkeley: Urban Pilgrimage

11:50 Exhibition toursWurster Gallery and Wurster Lobby
12:30 LUNCH—Wurster Courtyard
1:30 Exhibition tours—Wurster Gallery and Wurster Lobby
Wurster 112 Auditorium

2:00     Panel 2: Insurgent Cities: Politics, Space and Urban Action in Mexico D.F.
            Juan Carlos Rulfo, Filmmaker: “Searching for Identity”
            Minerva Cuevas, Artist: "Disidence, Mapping Resistance in Mexico City"
            Jesusa Rodriguez, Theater Director and Actor: "Mexico City:  The Insatiable Mouth"
            Gaston Alzate, California State University, Los Angeles (Discussant)

3:50     Break

4:05    Closing Remarks
           Maite Zubiaurre
           Michael Dear

4:30    Audience discussion

4:40  RECEPTION—Faculty Club