UC Berkeley Art Practice
Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley

Public Practices and Studios

Public Practices Studio

Image from Art 160 final projects.

Image from Art 160 final projects.

The Public Practices program resides in the Project Lab (Wurster 178) and Platform (Wurster South Courtyard), a new community engagement space opening in Fall 2019. Courses in this area focus on short-term, temporary projects that engage publics, foster critical discourse, and focus on participatory art making strategies. In addition to taking courses in Art Practice, students from all disciplines and majors can engage in public practices by proposing projects to exhibit at Platform

Platform is directed by Professor Jill Miller, and collectively run by art practice students. Platform prioritizes projects that: thrive outside of traditional art spaces, are initiated by people who are underrepresented in art museums (people of color, women, artists with disabilities, and LGBTQ+), and center on community engagement and collaborative practices. Applications for proposing a project will be available in Fall 2019.