ART & ARC 100: 10 QUESTIONS
Giving community members a special opportunity to experience the conversations that drive innovation at the university, in the fall quarter of 2019, the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture presents 10 Questions: Centennial Edition, an interdisciplinary course/public event series hybrid, featuring conversations with leading faculty, distinguished alumni, and experts from across the university and beyond.
Every Tuesday evening for ten weeks, experts from disciplines as diverse as dance, psychology, astrophysics, Chicanx studies, law, philosophy, biology, and more will join choreographer and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs Victoria Marks to explore one question each week.
As a marquee event for UCLA’s yearlong Centennial Celebration, the Centennial Edition of 10 Questions provides a platform for vibrant conversations that engage multiple disciplinary viewpoints, seeding greater understanding of the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of knowledge and knowledge production, while offering a robust framework in which to envision and activate the role that the university can play as it embarks on its next 100 years as the world’s leading public research university.
Event Info and RSVP:
RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended; RSVP does not guarantee admission if event reaches capacity.
Oct. 1: WHAT IS A UNIVERSITY?
Peter Sellars, stage and festival director; Emily Carter, sustainable energy expert and UCLA’s executive vice chancellor and provost
Oct. 8: WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE?
Tyler Burge, philosopher; Shane Campbell-Staton, evolutionary biologist; Sylvan Oswald, theater artist
Oct. 15: WHAT IS JUSTICE?
Funmilola Fagbamila, artist, playwright and activist; Jennifer Mnookin, evidence scholar and dean of UCLA School of Law; Stephanie Pincetl, founding director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities
Oct. 22: WHAT IS TRUTH?
Eugene Volokh, First Amendment scholar; Jason Sexton, theologian and visiting research scholar at the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA
Oct. 29: WHAT IS LOVE?
Thomas Bradbury, co-director of the UCLA Marriage Lab; Massimo Ciavolella, professor of Italian; David Roussève, choreographer, writer, director and performer
Nov. 5: WHAT IS A NATURE?
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, disability justice and culture expert, bioethicist and humanities scholar; Rebeca Méndez, designer and artist; Adradhna Tripati, climate scientist, faculty director and founder of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science
Nov. 12: WHAT IS CREATIVITY?
Kyle Abraham, choreographer and artistic director of Abraham.In.Motion; Andrea Ghez, astrophysicist; Evan Sullivan, user experience designer
Nov. 19: WHAT IS COMMUNITY?
Jennifer Ferro, president of KCRW; Kevin Kane, arts education and community arts scholar; Ananya Roy, social justice scholar
Nov. 26: WHAT IS CITIZENSHIP?
Leisy Abrego, immigration rights movement scholar; Hiroshi Motomura, scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship law; Marike Splint, theater artist and educator
Dec. 3: WHAT MATTERS?
Kristy Edmunds, artist, curator and executive and artistic director of CAP UCLA; Michael Eselun, chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
About the sponsor:
One of the twelve prestigious professional schools at UCLA, the School of the Arts and Architecture offers leading programs in four degree-granting departments: Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Design | Media Arts and World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and one school-wide minor, the Visual and Performing Arts Education program (VAPAE). Our commitment to innovative education, pioneering research, dynamic public service, and community engagement is fueled by our unwavering belief in the fundamental value of creativity and the artist’s unique ability to change the world and shape the future.