9.30.13: Reimagining the Urban: Schedule

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