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Every year the Visual and Critical Studies community comes together to celebrate the new and evolving work being done by the program's faculty members and alumni in the field of visual and critical studies.
At this annual event, brief so-called reports from the field are delivered by select community members. Following each presentation is a round of Q&A that engages and inquires of many aspects of the professional and creative processes implicit to this robust and innovative field.
Each year this outstanding showcase of work impresses the interdisciplinary extensions of VCS coursework into a vast arena of project-based works, research, and collaborations.
Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary performance artist, writer, and psycho-geographer whose work in performance and video has been presented nationally and internationally.
Erik Scollon is an artist and writer based in Oakland, California. In 2008 he was selected to participate in YBCA’s Bay Area Now 5, and his work has been seen in venues as diverse as art galleries, craft fairs, museum shows, design blogs, and gay biker bars.
Jacqueline Francis, PhD, is an art historian specializing in U.S. art of the 20th century and contemporary African Diaspora art.
Mitchell Schwarzer is an architectural and urban historian whose research interests and classes cover art, architecture, cultural landscape, technology, and spirituality.