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An Uncommon Place: Shaping the UC Santa Cruz Campus Alumni Reception

Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 11:00 pm to Sat, Apr 25, 2015, 1:00 am
Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College

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Architectural Images and Imaginings from UC Santa Cruz’s Early Years, curated by emeriti professors James Clifford, Michael Cowan, Virginia Jansen, and emeritus campus architect Frank Zwart.

Special Alumni Weekend Event: Reception and curators' walk-through April 24, 4-6pm

In the visions that shaped the campus, an extraordinary physical site was linked with an innovative educational project. The exhibition traces decisive moments in the early creation of UCSC’s built environment and evokes paths taken and not taken in the first decades of campus development: decisions, constraints, hopes, realities. It celebrates the achievement of UCSC’s founding planners while analyzing the tensions and contradictions they built into the campus. Through many transformations, the university that took shape on rugged forested terrain atop a high hill remains a unique and inspiring place.