Past Events

Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean Alumni Weekend Reception The Crochet Coral Reef, by Margaret & Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, as installed at UC Santa Cruz.
Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean Alumni Weekend Reception

Join the curators of Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean for an exhibition walk through and reception from 3-5 pm to celebrate Alumni Weekend.

Form, Art, and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability Jason deCaires Taylor, Silent Evolution, underwater sculpture in the Museo Subacuático de Arte, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 2009. Image courtesy of the artist.
Form, Art, and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability

Join us at the UC Santa Cruz Cowell Hay Barn, 5:30-7:30pm, for the book launch of Barbara Benish and Nathalie Blanc's Form, Art, and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability (Routledge Press, 2017). The authors will give a brief overview of the European and U.S.

UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crochet-a-thon, April 8 Crocheting the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef in the courtyard at Porter college.
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crochet-a-thon, April 8

Join us from 12- 5 pm at the Porter College Quad for a final crochet extravaganza, bringing to a close six months of collective, creative effort.

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.

Field Trip to UCSC Santa Cruz's Arboretum: Amah Mutsun Relearning Program and Future Garden Project The Amah Mutsun Relearning Program (AMRP) at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
Field Trip to UCSC Santa Cruz's Arboretum: Amah Mutsun Relearning Program and Future Garden Project

How do Indigenous ecologies, such as that of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, offer positive models for ecologically sustainable agriculture and the ongoingness of collective being within the environment? And how are artists, namely the Harrisons, building experimental systems of plant-based resilience for a climate-changed future?

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.

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.

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.

Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic? Politics of Extraction and Justice in the Near North," February 21 Photograph by Subhankar Banerjee
Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic? Politics of Extraction and Justice in the Near North," February 21

Join us from 5:30 -7:30 pm for Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic?

Screening of The Radiant by the Otolith Group, February 14 The Radiant, The Otolith Group, 2012
Screening of The Radiant by the Otolith Group, February 14

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of The Otolith Group's The Radiant, 2012.