Out of Frame: Past and Present Visions of the UC’s City of Intellect

Event Date: 

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 5:00pm

Event Location: 

  • UC Berkeley
  • Maude Fife Room
  • 315 Wheeler Hall
  • Lecture/Workshop

Event Series: Fiat Lux Redux Project

Talk Title: Out of Frame: Past and Present Visions of the UC’s City of Intellect

Speakers: Chris Newfield, Seth Rosenfeld

Through the original Fiat Lux project, Ansel Adams pictured one of the most turbulent periods in UC history, the 1960s. Yet his photos give little evidence of tumult. The university appears as a pristine, calm, sparsely populated place. Seth Rosenfeld, author of the new book Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power, and Chris Newfield, author of Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class, will reflect on Adams’ framing of the “City of Intellect,” exploring what these images reveal, disguise, and foretell about the UC’s past and present.

Sponsored by The Berkeley Faculty Association. Co-sponsored by the Making UC Futures Townsend Center Working Group.

*Reception to follow (with light refreshments) to give students a chance to speak with the panelists, faculty and other students informally.
This event is free and open to all, on a first-come, first-seated basis.