Amy Franceschini: Presence as Practice

Lecture | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Amy Franceschini

 Arts + Design

Amy Franceschini, founder of Futurefarmers

This week’s A+D Thursdays speaker is Amy Franceschini, the founder of Futurefarmers, a group of artists, designers, farmers, and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. Their work uses various media to enact situations that disassemble habitual apparatus: public policy, urban planning, educational curricula, and public transportation plans. Futurefarmers produce relational sculptures and tools for audiences to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry—not only to imagine, but also to participate in and initiate change in the places we live.

Amy’s work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Whitney Biennial in New York, MOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale and she is the recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2019 Rome Prize Fellow in Design. She received her MFA in New Genres from Stanford University in 2002 and her BFA in Photography from San Francisco State University in 1992.

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