Monday, November 6, 2017
New Research in Oral History: Shanna Farrell: Bay Area Cocktails: An Oral History of Culture, Community and Craft
Lecture | November 6 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room
Shanna Farrell, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
An American invention, the cocktail fluctuated in popularity following Prohibition and had firmly taken root in the culinary landscape by the 1990s. The Bay Area played a significant role in reviving itas much as New York and London. From the distillers who pioneered craft spirits and Alice Waters revolutionary take on simple, fresh food at Chez Panisse to the bartenders who cared enough to... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 5125 Dwinelle Hall
Jordi Falgàs, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí
Joaquim Cusí was a friend of Salvador Dalís father and he became an enthusiastic supporter of the young artist. Mr. Cusí was a successful pharmacist with no training in art, and yet he was the first one to purchase numerous paintings and drawings from Dalís earliest exhibitions. The works acquired by Mr. Cusí were not seen again on display during his lifetime, and scholars were never allowed to... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room
During World War II, workers from across Latin America and the Caribbean traveled to the Panama Canal to work on defense construction projects for the U.St. When they arrived, they encountered a binary system of segregation. that did not accord with their racial constructs and identities. This talk will consider how race, nation and segregation divided Allies engaged in a purported war for democracy.
Lecture | November 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Grant Faulkner, Executive Director, National Novel Writing Month
Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month, will discuss his new book, Pep Talks for Writers, and how writers must dive in, banish their inner editors, and take creative risks by writing with abandon. Come ready to write with abandon!
Lecture | November 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Monday, Nov 6, 6:00PM, Wurster Auditorium
Lecture | November 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Michael Rock, Designer, 2x4, New York
Design has become so elastic it is applied universally from chromosomes to climate change. We design spoons and tables and rooms and houses and computer programs and cities and power grids and national identities and international treaties and defense systems and, when all else fails, military campaigns. If design is anything that is planned and brought to fruition by human ingenuity, weve... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | BAMPFA
Michael Rock, 2x4 Inc.
Michael Rock, acclaimed designer, educator, and author talks about the pervasive influence of design in contemporary life. He is a founding partner and creative director 2x4 Inc., a multi-disciplinary design studio in New York City, and Director of the Graphic Architecture Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Lecture | November 6 | 8-9 p.m. | Alumni House
Jonathan M. Hall, University of Chicago
If there is one sentiment that is common to nearly all the accounts written by European travelers to the Peloponnesian town of Argos during the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, it is one of profound disappointment and shock at the lack of visible remains of a city whose fame had been so lauded in antiquity. Inevitably, perhaps, imagination filled the void that autopsy was unable to... More >