Past Events

Photograph of a woman before a scene of the Moldovan countryside.
Photographs by Mimi Chakarova, Keli Dailey & Gosia Wozniacka
Exhibit
Wednesday, Sep 1, 2004 to Friday, Oct 15, 2004
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

After the collapse of communism, more than 200,000 young Moldovan women have been trafficked and sold abroad. Poverty and desperation are the prevailing factors in this modern-day flesh trade. Chakarova’s photographs examine the living conditions in the villages of the poorest country in Europe.

Photo of Ann Chamberlain.
Artworks by Ann Chamberlain
Exhibit
Friday, Mar 26, 2004 to Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Ann Chamberlain explains that “Islands of San Francisco is an exercise in mapping the city as a series of islands, imagining what is isolated, revealed, concealed, or adrift. Perhaps this is an exercise in mythologies of place—archipelagos or constellations, sacred mountains, gated enclaves, nature preserves, or even penal colonies—all linked by common species, activities, or interests. By mapping I hope to reveal some of these layers and associations, both the pinnacles and the underbelly of the city.”

With Una's Lecturer Mary Louise Pratt
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A roundtable with Mary Louise Pratt and Berkeley faculty.

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Mary Louise Pratt, Claire Kramsch (Berkeley Language Center), Bharati Mukherjee (English), Geoffrey Nunberg (Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University) and José David Saldívar (English, Ethnic Studies)

Photo of Mary Louise Pratt.
“English Only vs. National Security: Language and Contemporary Geopolitics”
Una's Lecture
Monday, Mar 15, 2004 | 7:30 pm
Morrison Reading Room, Doe Library
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United States

Mary Louise Pratt is Silver Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University.

Image of a print of a somber-faced Kabuki actor.
Memorial Prints of Kabuki Actors from the private collection of Professor Al Dien
Exhibit
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004 to Friday, Mar 19, 2004
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In Actors in Death: Commemorative Prints from the World of Kabuki, the Townsend Center presents memorial prints of Kabuki actors, woodblock prints from the collection of Stanford professor Albert Dien that date from the late 18th century through the early 20th century and the heyday of Kabuki theater in Japan.

Close photo of a rose.
Photographs by Stephen Palmer
Exhibit
Monday, Oct 27, 2003 to Friday, Dec 19, 2003
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Stephen Palmer, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley, explores the connections between visual perception—the focus of his research and teaching—and his recent work in color photography.

With Avenali Lecturer Donna Haraway
Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panelists: Donna Haraway, Chris Chafe, Greg Niemeyer, Charis Thompson, and Alla Efimova.

Photo of Donna Haraway.
“From Cyborgs to Companion Species: Dogs, People, and Technoculture”
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 | 7:30 pm
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United States

Donna Haraway is a prominent theorist of the relationships between people and machines, and her work has incited debate in fields as varied as primatology, philosophy, and developmental biology. Haraway’s The Cyborg Manifesto, first published in 1985, is now taught in undergraduate classes at countless universities and has been reprinted or translated in numerous anthologies in North America, Japan, and Europe.

Close photo of an orchid such that it resembles an orifice of the human body.
Film Stills by Greg Niemeyer, Chris Chafe, & Christine Liu
Exhibit
Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 to Thursday, Oct 16, 2003
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

The Townsend Center, in conjunction with the BAM show Gene(sis), presented a suite of 22 film stills from Organum, the computer graphics animation film by Greg Niemeyer, Chris Chafe, and Christine Liu. The stills present a linear narrative on which the complete film is based (although the film itself is non-linear)

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