Thursday, April 29

Rob Anderson: The Intersection of Tradition and Inventiveness in Contemporary Japanese Architectur

10-11:30 am, online

What lies at the heart of current trends in Japanese architecture? The Japanese process of creation and inventiveness can be identified in a long arc of inspirational ideas spanning from traditional built forms to contemporary architectural works, at the intersection of art, ritual and the objects of the everyday. This lecture will explore the works of Fumihiko Maki, Kenzo Tange, Shigeru Ban and others, to understand the connective threads and simple beauty found in their structures and ideas.

Rob Anderson teaches design, art and architectural history at Brandeis, Boston Architectural College, Endicott College and the University of Maine at Augusta. He is the author of “The Invention of Architectural Tradition in Norway” (2010) and owner of PTown Tours.

This lecture is part of FA71b The Art of Japan, taught by Aida Yuen Wong, and is funded by the Martin Weiner Fund.  

Please register in advance. Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts.

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April 29 through May 5, 2021
Online

The 10th annual Senior Festival is a showcase for graduating theater arts students to present their thesis project work. With the help of faculty advisors and in close collaboration with Brandeis Sound and Image Media Studios, they present theatrical works they have created, directed, acted in, choreographed, and designed.

Visit the Department of Theater Arts Senior Thesis website for full descriptions of the projects listed below. Between April 29 and May 5, you can watch the prerecorded productions in any order, as often as you like, any time. Just click the corresponding link on the Theater Arts website to view each production. 

Disconnecting the Dots: Judaism and Israel
Thesis Maker: Casey Bachman '21 (Actor)

Lulu
Thesis Maker: Lauren Komer '21 (Director)

Boundless
Thesis Maker: Renata Leighton '21 (Deviser and Performer)

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
Thesis Maker: Xinbei Lin '21 (Director)

Foolish Sanity
Thesis Maker: Amy Ollove '21 (Actor and creator of script)

10, 9, Too Late, Blast Off!
Thesis Maker: Nate Rtishchev '21 (Writer)

Anderson Stinson III’s Extended Universe
Thesis Maker: Anderson Stinson III '21 (Actor, director, writer, film producer)

Create@Brandeis Craft Market

5-8 pm
Brandeis Booths, Fellows Garden, behind Shapiro Campus Center

Shop for handmade jewelry, soap, tote bags and more, all made by Brandeisians, at the first annual Create@Brandeis Craft Market! For previews of the vendors, visit Create@Brandeis on Instagram. The market is also open on Tuesday, April 27, from noon-5 pm. 

Sponsored by Arts Engagement.

Students, faculty and staff coming to campus should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment. For complete information, visit the COVID-19 Response website.

Uniting Our Community: Sharing Experiences of Sexual Harassment and Assault

5 pm, Fellows Garden, behind Shapiro Campus Center

Meet the student leaders of the Brandeis Intersectional Feminist Connection Project (IFCP) and learn more about their safe space for female-identifying students to share their experiences of sexual harassment, violence and assault through stories and art. Vishni Samaraweera '23, Sanjitha Subramaniam '23, Oona Wood, '23, Ellie Kunitz-Levy '23.

Students, faculty and staff coming to campus should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment. For complete information, visit the COVID-19 Response website.

6-7:30 pm, online

Please join the minor in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST) in celebrating students' 2021 capstone projects. Addressing microaggressions, stigmas of mental health issues, isolation, histories of loss and displacement and more through music, poetry, podcasts, conversations and other kinds of creativity, students will share how they are taking innovative steps to make the world a more caring, safe and beautiful place for us all.

Please register in advance. Presented by the minor in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST).

New Music Brandeis: Lydian String Quartet

7 pm

World premieres of new works by graduate students in Brandeis' renowned composition program written for the Lydian String Quartet, in residence at Brandeis since 1980. The program includes:

Luke Blackburn, W/FIRE
Max Friedman, aroyskumen
Thomas Little, To the Memory of an Old Soul
Yu-Tung Cheng, There’s coke in the Midas touch, a joke that we rust

Program notes for three of the pieces may be found here.

Tune in on the Slosberg Music Center YouTube channel.
Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Watch on YouTube

7:30 pm, online

Too Cheap For Instruments (TCFI) presents the 12th annual Brandeis Folk Fest featuring live online concerts by musicians from all over New England and a special set by TCFI’s own singer-songwriter members. Tune in on the Arts Brandeis YouTube channel. 

Tonight: TCFI Originals! Adina Weinberger '21, Elizabeth Hilliard '22, Sarah Lavin '21 and Grace DeRoche '24 will each perform a set of their original songs. 

There's a new artist appearing every night, so check the daily schedule for more Folk Fest.