APRIL 4th | 10 am – 5 pm

Arts based Research in times of Social and Climate Change

Location: South Campus -- California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium

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With interdisciplinary collaborations that span beyond the arts, crossing boundaries into the humanities and the sciences, the role of the artist as a catalyst becomes a critical issue to consider. This is particularly true for research universities, where the arts often not been given the same importance or weight as other disciplines. The symposium will also address some of the thorny issues that arise when faculty work across traditional modes of scholarship, therefore charting new territory in their practice. Even in universities where there is enthusiasm about interdisciplinary research, many faculty who bridge different fields find promotion policies do not always value innovative aspects of their work. How does this influence curricular decisions? What are the implications for students, faculty and the larger community, especially in times of climate change and social unrest?


April 4: 10-5pm
Location: Auditorium, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

Opening / welcoming remarks:
Victoria Vesna, Director, Art Sci center
Jeff Miller, Director, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Victoria Marks, Associate Dean of UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture

10:30 – 11:00
Keynote: Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

11:00 – 12:30
Art based Research in SOCIAL / ACADEMIC CLIMATE CHANGE – short presentations followed by a discussion followed by a discussion led by Gerald Bast
Cornelia Bast, Marisa Caichiolo, Ina Conradi, Alexander Damianisch, Gabriel Harp, Greg Lynn, Victoria Marks, Dajuin Yao.

12:30 – 1:30
Lunch break

1:30 – 2:00
Keynote: Linda Weintraub, author, What’s Next: eco-materialism in contemporary art

2:00 – 5:00
Art based Research in ENVIRONMENTAL CLIMATE CHANGE – short presentations followed by a discussion led by Ingeborg Reichle
Amir Baradaran, María Antonia González Valerio, Margarete Jahrmann, Dalila Honorato, Iain Kerr, Siddharth Ramakrishnan.


April 4th — 10am to 5pm


UCLA south campus: California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

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April 5th - 11am to 5pm

Eco materialism & contemporary art UCLA EDA, Broad Arts center

Limited space | Sign-up

Book signing: Fowler Museum | 6 pm

EXHIBITION of the Angewandte

April 6 to 27
Opening reception April 6 - 6-8 pm


Building Bridges Art Exchange
Bergamot Station, Santa Monica


Introduced and moderated by Victoria Vesna, UCLA Art Sci center, department of Design Media Arts.
Confirmed participants: Gerald Bast, Cornelia Bast, Amir Baradaran, Marisa Caichiolo, Ina Conradi, Alexander Damianisch, Wenda Gu, Gabriel Harp, Allison Leigh Holt, Dalila Honorato, Margarete Jahrmann, Iain Kerr, Terence Koh, Greg Lynn, Victoria Marks, Laura Parker, Ingeborg Reichle, Ruth Schnell, Siddharth Ramakrishnan, Jiayi Young, María Antonia González Valerio, Linda Weintraub, Vera Wittkowsky, Dajuin Yao.

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