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The Department of the History of Art & Architecture is horrified and saddened by the systemic racism and violence against African Americans in this country.  We are also energized and hopeful that the protests for justice on behalf of George Floyd and the many others who have died will effect real change.  We invite you to view the following video which provides a perspective on racism in this country and demonstrates the very real rage and sorrow this history has created. You may agree or disagree with the speaker, author Kimberly JonesLink opens an external site, but we hope this will help inspire thought and discussion in these unsettled times. There are no easy answers, only hard questions that we must collectively ask.

ordana Moore Saggese, "Boxing in the Frame: Eadweard Muybridge and the Force of Blackness"
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The statement was given by Associate Professor Richard Wittman at the UCSB Academic Senate Town Hall meeting on Monday, November 15, 2021, in collaboration with the UCSB Architectural Historians Group.

The essay, “Promenading in Isfahan’s Chaharbaghs," explores the role of the chaharbagh, or tree-lined public promenade, in the spatial urban experience of 18th- and 19th-century Isfahan.

Rachel's paper will discuss “Aestheticizing the Ecologies of the Syrian Refugee Crisis.”

Upcoming Events

Boxing in the Frame: Eadweard Muybridge and the Force of Blackness

Jordana Moore Saggese (University of Maryland, College Park)

via Zoom

  1. January 27, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm


A view of the History of Art & Architecture's Center for Object Based Research and Learning before the inaugural meeting of ARTHI 186SV: Seminar in Modern Architecture: Bauhaus in California, taught by Professor Volker M. Welter in Fall 2019. Instructors hold courses in COBRAL to teach with objects borrowed from the Art, Design & Architecture Museum and the Architecture and Design Collection for study and facilitating discussion. (image taken 9/30/19)

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