Public Programs

Mapping the Cybernetic Supernode

Presented by the David Brower Center in partnership with Empire Logistics

Monday, November 30
7 pm
Free; $10 Suggested Donation


How do products move through our spaces, and why does it matter? This evening program will explore the global supply chain and the Bay Area's position as a key technology hub—or "supernode"—that powerfully shapes how goods are produced, circulated, and consumed throughout the world. Empire Logistics will showcase new mapping and diagramming tools, offer a closer understanding of local and global supply chains, and investigate how the flow of goods impacts our society and planet. Panelists will include Peter Olney, former Director of Organizing for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Charmaine Chua, political ethnographer of container shipping across the trans-pacific passage, Anna Tsing, UC Santa Cruz anthropology professor and author of the influential essay Supply Chains and the Human Condition, and Jasper Bernes, poet and essayist.

Image credit: Michael Wilson

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Inscape and Landscape: From the Canyons to the Stars

Presented by the Jung Institute of San Francisco

Saturday, December 5
9 am - 5 pm 
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On January 31, 2016, Cal Performances will present Des Canyons aux Étoiles by Olivier Messiaen, in conjunction with a visual evocation, created by photographic artist Deborah O’Grady, of the Utah canyons that inspired the piece. Her video work, sensitively attuned to the music, has been commissioned by the Saint Louis Symphony, which will be performing Messiaen’s composition in its entirety. In anticipation of that event, this full-day program explores the spiritual, aesthetic and ecological resonances of the canyon landscape, Messiaen’s otherworldly music and Deborah O’Grady’s breathtaking visuals. The artist will speak about and share her work. She will be followed by five other speakers, each of whom will present different ways of engaging with how environment and art connect in psyche.

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Miracle Salon

Presented by FEM Talks

Monday, December 14
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Prices Vary
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Are you a woman looking for supportive community? Here’s to women elevating their businesses and lives by sharing wisdom and support. Enjoy networking with a room full of brilliant women entrepreneurs, healers, and leaders.


Manufactured Landscapes: Documentary Screening

Presented by the David Brower Center

Wednesday, January 27
7 pm
$10 Advance / $12 Door // $5 Students & Teachers
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Acclaimed documentary Manufactured Landscapes chronicles the work of Edward Burtynsky as he photographs the evidence, effects, and massive scale of China's industrial revolution. According to the Boston Globe, "Manufactured Landscapes is a mesmerizing work of visual oncology, a witness to a cancer that's visible only at a distance but entwined with the DNA of everything we buy and everywhere we shop."

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