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UC Berkeley California Study Dinner Seminar, Wednesday, November 19: Lindsey Dillon, “Can Your City Control an Atomic Accident? Nuclear Defense and its Toxic Legacies in San Francisco”

(Previously scheduled speaker Lauren Coodley has had to cancel due to illness.)

Geographer Lindsey Dillon will discuss the broad social implications of nuclear waste and radio active pollution at sites such as Hunters Point and Treasure Island. A Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Fellow in American Studies at UC Davis, Dr. Dillon is the author of several scholarly articles and a member of the California Studies Association Steering Committee. Her talk is based in part on her dissertation completed last year at UC Berkeley.

The session is from 7-9 p.m. at the UC Berkeley Institute for Labor Research and Education, 2521 Channing Way, just east of Telegraph Ave. | Free admission and dinner. | Please RSVP to Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu or 510-643-3012.

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November 21st: on Surveillance and Space, at the Oakland Museum

“Join geographer and artist Javier Arbona for a brief talk in the Gallery of California History. Arbona will discuss infrastructure and surveillance in the port city of Oakland. “

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I’ll give a very informal talk —though on a deadly serious subject matter— at the Oakland Museum of California. This talk is based on previous research events with Demilit (see Archipelago podcast and Macro City tour + review). The plan is to chat about the telegraph lines and their continuing structuring force in the contemporary city by analyzing a centrally located telecom hotel. I’ll be exploring the centralizing forces in the urban realm and the everyday ways in which historic legacies interact with surveillance. [image above is an untitled work from the Rossman Collection, via the OMCA].

Details // Pop-up Talk: Javier Arbona on the Architecture of Surveillance | Friday, November 21, 2014, 7–7:30 pm | This in-Gallery pop-up talk takes place during Friday Nights @ OMCA, featuring Off the Grid food trucks, live music, and more. | Included with Museum admission. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, from 5 to 9 pm, admission…

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Design Radicals: Creativity and Protest at Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley

design_radicals_exhibition_400_268This is the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, and one of its immediate legacies was an outpouring of creative and political energy that blossomed at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design in the spring of 1970. An exhibition of posters, experimental structures, and other phenomena are on display at CED’s library gallery October 16 – December 19, 2014.

For more, see the CED web posting.

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