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The innovative approach of the Environmental Design Library towards artists’ books is featured in the current issue of ACSA News. Revealing the Hidden Beauty of Artists’ Books Through Events and a Virtual Catalog, authored by David Eifler and Molly Rose, describes the importance of getting these amazing objects out of the locked cage and to the user — both physically, and virtually.
Please join us for a conversation about the recently published book Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School (Oxford University Press, 2016).
- Thursday, September 8, 3:30 – 5:00pm
- Education/Psychology Library
- 2600 Tolman Hall
Edited by Professors Rhona S. Weinstein (Psychology) and Frank C. Worrell (Graduate School of Education), the book tells the story of a remarkable 10-year collaboration between UC Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools to develop and nurture the California College Preparatory Academy (CAL Prep). Framed by a longitudinal lens, findings from community-engaged scholarship, and a diversity of voices from students to superintendents, it charts the journey from the initial decision to open the school to the high school graduation of its first two classes. Readers are taken inside the workings of the partnership, the development of the school, and the spillover of effects across district and university.
Running from September 8 to November 27, the Oslo Architecture Triennale promises an in-depth exploration of many challenges facing the architectural field, including refugees, migration, homelessness; new mediated forms of domesticity and foreignness; environmental displacements; tourism; and the technologies and economies of sharing. The conference will also feature 17 speakers from across the global design scene, including Columbia GSAPP Dean and Work Architecture Company co-founder Amale Andraos, Atelier Bow-Wow Founders Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, and OMA Partner Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, just to name a few.http://archpaper.com/2016/08/oslo-architecture-triennale-first-look/
Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5-6pm
The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence
Education Psychology Library, Seminar Room
Professor Dacher Keltner will be speaking about his new book, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence (http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/power_paradox), which synthesizes his twenty years of scientific research on power. How we handle power impacts our happiness, our stress, and our physical health — as well as that of people around us.
Dacher Keltner is famous for his ability to make complex psychological research interesting and actionable (he and Paul Ekland were responsible for the science behind Pixar’s Inside Out, for just one example!) Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Keltner on the timely and important topics explored in his new book.
Date: Friday, August 26
Place: Environmental Design Library Atrium, 210 Wurster Hall
Artists’ books defy conventional “reading” and involve the viewer through sight, touch, and physical manipulation. These books are too often locked behind exhibit cases, but the Environmental Design Library will have 20 recently-purchased books on hand for you to touch, turn pages, and experience.
Hosted by David Eifler, Jennifer Osgood, Molly Rose and Lauri Twitchell
Wine and light refreshments will be served
This event is free and open to the public