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Last updated on Oct 14, 2021

Organic Architecture: A Conversation with Javier Senosiain

Organized by Prof. V, CCA@CCA Faculty Coordinator

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Prof. V hosted a conversation with Javier Senosiain with musical performances by Howard Wiley.

Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect best known for his explorations of the interrelationship between natural and built environments. He graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1972 and is now professor in its architecture department. Senosiain is the founder of the Arquitectura Orgánica (Organic Architecture) firm in Mexico City and author of the books Bio-Architecture and Organic Architecture.

Howard Wiley is “the most prodigious Bay Area saxophonist of his generation” (Berkeleyside). 

This event was co-presented by CCA@CCA and the Fall 2021 Architecture Lecture Series. It was funded by an endowment gift to support The Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Series at CCA, an annual series of public programs focused on creative activism. The 2021–2022 Creative Citizens Series will focus on four pillars of the Communal Flower, a model for understanding communality in the ancient philosophy and daily practice of various Indigenous nations in southern Mexico: landcommunal responsibilityassembly and joy. This event explored the pillar land.

🎥 Watch a recording of this event below and on YouTube (ENGLISH AUDIO) ➞

🎥 Watch a recording of this event on YouTube (SPANISH AUDIO) ➞


Dean Spade - Mutual Aid: Survival and Resistance in Times of Disaster

Organized by Cindy Bello, Adjunct II Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture Program

Dean Spade has been working to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at BigDoorBrigade.com. His latest book, Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next), was published by Verso Press in October 2020.

This event was co-presented on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by CCA@CCA and the Visual & Critical Studies Forum | 2021/2022 Series. It was funded in part by an endowment gift to support The Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Series at CCA, an annual series of public programs focused on creative activism. The 2021–2022 Creative Citizens Series will focus on four pillars of the Communal Flower, a model for understanding communality in the ancient philosophy and daily practice of various Indigenous nations in southern Mexico: landcommunal responsibilityassembly and joy. This event explores the pillar communal responsibility.

🎥 Watch a recording of this event below and on YouTube ➞