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UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crocheting Workshops, WINTER schedule Crochet Coral Reef detail
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crocheting Workshops, WINTER schedule

Join UC Santa Cruz students and IAS interns Lucy Ashton, Sophia Dimatteo, and Gracia Brown as they lead crochet circles to create the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring.​ 

EXTRACTION: Decolonial Visual Cultures in the Age of the Capitalocene, January 17- March 14 Center for Land Use Interpretation, Still from Landscan: Houston Petrochemical Corridor, 2008.
EXTRACTION: Decolonial Visual Cultures in the Age of the Capitalocene, January 17- March 14

The Arts-led research project EXTRACTION, coordinated by TJ Demos of the Center for Creative Ecologies and A. Laurie Palmer of the Art Department, features an artist lecture program, film screenings, field trips, and a conference, interrogating the current cultures of extraction.

Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean, February 10- May 6, 2017 Crochet Coral Reef detail
Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean, February 10- May 6, 2017

Crochet Coral ReefCO2CA-CO2LA Ocean by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring opens at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery.

Evening of short films, February 28th Sammy Baloji, Mémoire, 2007
Evening of short films, February 28th

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for an evening of short artist films. This screening is part of EXTRACTION, a research program exploring the industrial operations which abuse natural resources and thrive off of labor exploitation and racialized impoverishment.

Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, March 7th Film still from Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, 2014
Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, March 7th

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of a screening of Elizabeth Knafo’s Rare Earth, 2014 and a presentation by the artist.

Celebrating Helen and Newton Harrison - 45 Years of Ecological Art, March 9
Celebrating Helen and Newton Harrison - 45 Years of Ecological Art, March 9

Since the 1970s, Helen and Newton Harrison have been creating art inspired by the earth and the environmental impacts of human development.

Screening of Sanjay Rawal’s Food Chains, 2014, with Presentation by Dr. Ann López (Center for Farmworker Families) Still from Food Chains, 2014
Screening of Sanjay Rawal’s Food Chains, 2014, with Presentation by Dr. Ann López (Center for Farmworker Families)

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of Sanjay Rawal’s Food Chains, 2014, presented with a talk by Dr. Ann López of the Center for Farmworker Families.