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Conference - Making the Institute: 3 Conversations

Keynote speaker: Walter Hood
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
University Center, Alumni room (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Arts Division

UC Santa Cruz has launched the planning process for a groundbreaking new interdisciplinary Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. To inform that process, we have gathered together an exceptional group of practitioners and thinkers whose work engages the arts, the sciences and social sciences, museums, performance, architecture, and landscape design. 3 Conversations will help shape the new Institute’s program and design.


Conference Schedule

9 a.m. Coffee

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Keynote address on architecture, landscape, and community by noted landscape architect Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design (University of California, Berkeley)  


10:30 a.m. Conversation 1

The Uses and Abuses of Interdisciplinarity

James Clifford

Marina McDougall

Kim Yasuda

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

Moderator: David Yager


12 p.m. Catered Lunch with RSVP 

(seating is limited; lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis with advance RSVP)


1:30 p.m. Conversation 2

The Envelope, Contents, and Community

Walter Hood

Harrell Fletcher

Teddy Cruz

Moderator: Connie Wolf


3 p.m. Conversation 3

Presenting in the Academy

Lawrence Rinder

Kristy Edmunds

Elisabeth Cameron

Moderator: John Weber


4:30 p.m. Preview of the Digital Arts and New Media MFA exhibition and wine reception

Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)

(Shuttle provided from the University Center)


For questions or to RSVP for lunch, please email


pictured: Walter Hood