Join exhibition curator Andrew Blauvelt for an overview of the exhibition’s themes and ideas. He will be joined by professors Greg Castillo (UC Berkeley), moderator Ross Elfline (Carleton College), Simon Sadler (UC Davis), and Felicity Scott (Columbia University)—noted scholars on the countercultural production of the period and contributors to the exhibition catalogue—for presentations, a panel discussion, and an audience Q&A.
Greg Castillo is an architectural historian and associate professor at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, and a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research has focused on the politics of design in the early Cold War–era as well as during the counterculture moment that followed. Castillo is the author of numerous articles, anthology chapters, and the monograph Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).