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Avishay Artsy

Avishay Artsy

Avishay Artsy is an audio and print journalist based in Los Angeles. He currently works at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and hosts the podcast, Works In Progress. His stories have appeared on KCRW, KQED, KPCC, NPR, Marketplace and other outlets. He is also an adjunct professor at USC.

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Anna Spain Bradley at a library. | Courtesy of UCLA
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Anna Spain Bradley: How Can We Be More Inclusive? 

Anna Spain Bradley, UCLA's new vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, says it's imperative that we sit down and have conversations with people we disagree with. 
Sharon Hayes performs “In the Near Future” in 2009. | Courtesy of UCLA
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Words of Love and Protest with Artist Sharon Hayes

What does embracing love — be it cis, trans, gay, straight or queer — have to do with politics and social justice? As it turns out, quite a bit.
A still from Jenna Caravello's short animated film "Frontier Wisdom." | Courtesy of Jenna Caravello
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Can Online Avatars Define Us? Animator Jenna Caravello Dives Into This, the Art of Online Storytelling and Pepe the Frog

Meet Jenna Caravello, the mind-bendingly creative brain who uses video games, interactive installations and animated short films as ways to help us make sense of memory, loss and meaning.
Neil Garg uses humor to create a fun and engaging learning environment. In this class, he compared the process of retrosynthesis to creating a sandwich, as a student volunteer assembled a sandwich. | Coral von Zumwalt, Courtesy of UCLA
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Making Organic Chemistry and Scientific Literacy Approachable with UCLA Professor Neil Garg

Can learning organic chemistry and promoting scientific literacy be all fun and games? Neil Garg thinks so.
New concrete embankments at the Ciliwung River, Bukit Duri and Kampung Pulo, May 2017 | Kian Goh
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Kian Goh: Can Adapting to Climate Change Negatively Impact Marginalized Communities?

As cities adapt to climate change, poor and marginalized populations are often pushed into more environmentally risky areas, which begs the question, how should urban planning decisions be made? And who gets to make them? 
Ramesh Srinivasan | Courtesy of UCLA
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Beyond Silicon Valley: Ramesh Srinivasan on Reclaiming Technology to Serve the People

Tech is a double-edged sword. It can help us feel connected but keeps us doom scrolling well past our bedtimes and spreading disinformation like wildfire. But does it have to be this way? Ramesh Srinivasan doesn't think so. 
L.A.’s Tonality ensemble records their Tune In Festival performance at UCLA’s Royce Hall. | Phinn Sriployrung/UCLA
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How to Be Kind to Our Artists According to Artist and Curator Kristy Edmunds

When we feel lonely, a simple call from someone who cares can truly help. For artists, Kristy Edmunds is that kindred spirit. For her, kindness can manifest in the care artists put into performances or the help we can give by comissioning work.
Chon Noriega | Harry Gamboa Jr.
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Chon Noriega Talks Chicano Art and Power, Increasing Museum Diversity and How COVID-19 Impacts Latinos

Chon Noriega, curator and professor, has some very good how-tos on improving the art world and beyond, including how to: use faith to improve historical preservation, increase representation in museums, approach housing and value frontline workers.
Erin Christovale | Paley Fairman
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Hammer Curator Erin Christovale on How Museums Can Support Social Justice

How can museums and other arts institutions support Black creatives? For Erin Christovale, it's a little more radical than just hiring Black and buying Black.
The Symphonic Body/UCLA. | Photo by Calista Lyon, Courtesy of UCLA
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Artist and Choreographer Ann Carlson Reflects on Dancing with Dogs and 'The Symphonic Body'

Carlson discusses teaching all of us to dance, from fly fishermen and office workers to dogs and sheep, as well as the idea of presence in preparation for her turn on UCLA's "10 Questions," which invites us to get talking about 10 essential questions.
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