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March 2014 California Design Colloquium, UC Berkeley, CA

The California Design Research Group, which comprises scholars in the University of California system whose research concerns Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design, held its first bi-annual Graduate Student Colloquium: NEW THINKING ABOUT CALIFORNIA.

PhD candidates from Europe and the United States presented papers on topics addressing Californian architecture, landscape architecture, and design.

When: Saturday, 8 March 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with a reception to follow from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Where: 101 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley (near College Avenue and Bancroft Way).

Afternoon Session, 2:00–4:30

Moderator: Andrew Shanken

Amelia Ritzenberg
University of California, Berkeley
“California Canneries and Women’s Work,
1910s to 1930s”

Michelle Fisher
CUNY Graduate Center, New York
“Farm Security Administration Architecture
and Le Corbusier’s Radiant Farm”

Josi Ward
Cornell University
“Communities in the Fields:
Regionalist Design for New Deal America”

RESPONDENTS
Christopher Alexander
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Irene Cheng
California College of the Arts, San Francisco