Considering the Design and arts at Berkeley: California Countercultures
Laura E. Pérez is definitely an affiliate professor within the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She’s the writer of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities (Duke College Press, 2007). She curated UC Berkeley’s first and just US Latina/o Performance Art series in 2001-02. With Delilah Montoya she co-curated the multimedia exhibition Chicana Badgirls: Las Hociconas at 516 ARTS gallery, Albuquerque, Boise State Broncos in ’09 and curated Labor + a(r)t + orio: San Francisco Bay Area Latin@ArtsNow in the Richmond Art Center this year. She’s printed in several anthologies on feminism, Chicana/o and hemispheric decolonial cultures, Chicana/o religiousity, journals, and art exhibition catalogs.
Considering the Design and arts at Berkeley: California Countercultures is co-trained by Natasha Boas, independent curator, art historian and critic, and Michael Cohen, Affiliate Teaching Professor within the Black Studies Department. The Wednesday public lecture series is organized by Natasha Boas. California Countercultures is backed by UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas program and also the Arts + Design Initiative, with a lot more support from Cal Performances and also the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.