Past Events

UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crocheting Workshops
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crocheting Workshops

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.​ 

The Folk Memory Project and Independent Chinese Documentary, Nov. 21-22
The Folk Memory Project and Independent Chinese Documentary, Nov. 21-22

Wu Wenguang is a foundational figure of Chinese independent documentary film and co-founder of the Caochangdi Workstation in Beijing. In 2010, Wu launched the multidisciplinary and collaborative Folk Memory Project to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China’s Great Famine (1958-1961).

"Look Back in Time" - Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory, San Jose ICA, November 13
"Look Back in Time" - Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory, San Jose ICA, November 13

Look Back in Time: Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory, the first traveling exhibition of the UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS), opens November 13, 2016, at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) with a free public reception 2-4 p.m.

Crochet Coral Reef Workshop, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, October 23
Crochet Coral Reef Workshop, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, October 23

Join the UC Santa Cruz community to create UCSC's 'Satellite' Crochet Coral Reef. A workshop will be held at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center October 23, 2016, 12-3 pm.

UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Workshop, UCSC Campus, October 21
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Workshop, UCSC Campus, October 21

The Institute For Figuring began a 'Satellite Reef' program in 2007 as a way for local communities to participate in its Crochet Coral Reef project (2005-present). Satellites have been hosted in cities across the U.S.

"Crocheting the Chthulucene," Donna Haraway in Conversation with Christine and Margaret Wertheim, October 21
"Crocheting the Chthulucene," Donna Haraway in Conversation with Christine and Margaret Wertheim, October 21

Co-creators of the Crochet Coral Reef Christine and Margaret Wertheim in conversation with Donna Haraway, 5 PM. 

Margaret Wertheim, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, October 20
Margaret Wertheim, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, October 20

Margaret Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring will be in conversation with Matt McCarthy, UCSC professor of ocean sciences, Oceanographer Curt Storlazzi, and Michelle Williams, executive director of the Arts Council Santa Cruz County at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center's 2016 annual Ken Norris Memorial Lecture, October 20, 7-8:30 pm.

LASER (Leonordo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), October 4
LASER (Leonordo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), October 4

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations.

Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed with presentations at 7 p.m.

Book Talk with T.J. Demos: Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology
Book Talk with T.J. Demos: Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology

TJ Demos is Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Founder and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies.

Return of the River, Film Screening and Discussion, May 24
Return of the River, Film Screening and Discussion, May 24

Return of the River is a feature documentary that tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, currently taking place on the Elwha River in Washington State.