Natural Discourse: Culture & Cultivation
We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the third 'Natural Discourse' symposium on Thursday, October 10th from 9 to 5 at the beautiful Berkeley City Club.
'Natural Discourse' is an ongoing series of symposia, publications, and site-specific art installations that explore the connections between art, architecture, gardens and science -- and juxtapose the ideas of scholars, writers, and artists who are engaged in new and exciting explorations that inform the way we live on the planet today.
In our upcoming symposium artist Alice Miceli de Araujo responds to environmental devastation at Chernobyl brought on by human activity and Mary Jo McConnell treks up mountains to paint birds who use beauty to attract a mate. Robert Pogue Harrison, Rosina Pierotti Professor at Stanford University, offers a literary perspective on what gardening gives us, Margaret Morton reveals the essence of our urge to create beauty in her photos of homeless people's gardens and Roger Handgarter, Chancellor's Professor of Biology at Indiana University reveals the unseen movements of plants. All of our speakers challenge us to think about our role in the web of natural processes.
This will all take place in the historic Julia Morgan building that houses The Berkeley City Club. We are working with the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Berkeley Downtown Business Association and city leaders to create art installations at the garden and on city streets in 2014. We welcome the opportunity to invite our audience to reflect on the threads that connect our ideas of nature with our urban lives.
There will be a book sale of speakers' books, the Natural Discourse catalogue and other relevant volumes, organized by Mrs. Dalloway's Books.
We hope you will join us for a day that will stretch our thinking about art and landscape and expose us to creative energy from multiple disciplines.
We are very grateful to our sponsor for their support of this event
Pacific Horticulture Society
Mattarozzi Pelsinger Builders
The Botanical Garden at the University of California Berkeley
Flora Grubb Gardens
Levy Art & Architecture
The Berkeley City Club is a historic hotel, private social club, and event venue. It has been accepted into the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. In 1927, a small group of women felt the need for a center around women's activities and had cherished the plan of bringing this into being in Berkeley. These women hired Julia Morgan to design and supervise the construction of the Club, also known as the "Little Castle". The building has many beautiful details including a stunning indoor swimming pool.
The City Club is located at 2315 Durant Ave within walking distance of the Downtown Berkeley BART station. http://berkeleycityclub.com/
The Ballroom at the Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA (View)
2315 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
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