Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Submit Your Student Work for 2017 Berkeley Circus Submissions! (Feb 1 deadline)

The 7th Annual Berkeley Circus and Circus Soirée will be held on March 3rd and 4th, 2017, respectively. We will open our doors to distinguished visitors and critics, reach out to our network of engaged alumni, and provide opportunities for our students to meet important figures in the environmental design realm. Importantly, this will also give CED the chance to highlight the extraordinary work coming out of the college. The Circus is also a great opportunity for you all to see the work of colleagues and students in other departments.

Review of Student Work will occur in three ways:
Teams of reviewers, composed of Distinguished Visiting Fellows and two CED faculty members, will be assigned to review work presented in one of three formats:
 

Research Poster Presentations: Graduate and undergraduate students will be selected, based on proposal submissions, to display a 36”x 48” poster (landscape orientation). Design studio posters will not be considered. Posters will be grouped by theme (see below). Students will be asked to present their research and answer questions from a review team.
Poster sessions are open to:
  • CED doctoral students
  • CED undergraduate students
  • M. Arch, MS, MCP, and MLA students
  • MUD students
 
Lightning Talks:
Students will be selected, on the basis of proposal submissions, for 12-minute talks based on their dissertation; thesis; project report or client project; or research based course, studio or seminar. Design studio projects will not be considered. Talks will be grouped by theme (see below). Students are encouraged to organize and propose Lightning Talk paper sessions composed of topically-linked papers related to one of these themes. One faculty member will moderate each session. Students will be asked to present their 12 minute lightning talk and answer questions from a review team.
Lightning talk sessions are open to:
  • CED doctoral students
  • CED undergraduate students
  • M. Arch, MS, MCP, and MLA students
  • MUD students
 
Design Studio Exhibits:Faculty instructors from specific studios will identify up to TWO students to exhibit their work. Circus Coordinators will reach out to studio faculty directly and studio participants will be contacted by their department Circus Coordinator. Studio instructors will introduce the purpose and theme of their studios. Students will be asked to present their studio exhibit and answer questions from a review team.

Other Works:
Perhaps a student has strong work that does not fit into the above categories. Please encourage the student to submit their proposal to the category, “Other Works.” Display space will be available, but please note this work will not be reviewed.

 
Themes for Poster Presentations and Lightning Talks

·         Architectural, Landscape, & Planning History/Theory
·         Building Science
·         Community & Economic Development
·         Design & Social Practice
·         Geospatial Analysis & Visualization
·         Global Metropolitan Studies
·         Global Urban Humanities
·         Healthy and Sustainable Cities
·         Housing Studies
·         Inclusive Communities
·         Materials, Construction & Technology
·         Transportation & Land Use
·         Urban Design
·         Urban Ecologies & Environmental Planning

 
Submittal
Poster Proposals, Research Proposals, and ‘Other Works’ submissions are due from students by Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to their respective departmental Circus Coordinator. Circus Coordinators will reach out to studio faculty directly regarding Studio Exhibits.

Interested? Email your submission to jessambriz@berkeley.edu