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Revitalizing Downtown San Diego

 

UC San Diego is taking a historic and dramatic step by establishing a multifaceted center amid a thriving East Village neighborhood. Leading up to the opening, UC San Diego will present a series of events to give the public a preview of the energy that will radiate from the new downtown center. UC San Diego has committed to extending beyond campus to engage San Diego’s diverse communities because UC San Diego is committed to supporting all of the region’s visionary efforts.
The innovative center located at Park & Market downtown, scheduled to open in 2021, will feature arts, music, academic programming, conferences, workshops and more. The building shares a corner with the San Diego Trolley stop and will serve as a gallery and performance space, provide resources for local entrepreneurs, and offer academic outreach for middle and high school students. UC San Diego hopes the space will evolve into an essential element of the Downtown San Diego culture.

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Contemporary Art and Performance in Public Spaces

Join us for a conversation with three innovative curators who have created change-making arts programming for public spaces in cities across the U.S. They will talk about their vision to boost audience engagement and the practical implications of contemporary arts production in high-volume public spaces. Moderated by Jonathon Glus, Executive Director of the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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Upcoming Events:

 
  • Public Space and Dog Parks - November 3

    Join us for a lively discussion about design strategies for urban settings with a special focus on the dog park/dog run as a particularly effective “mixer” for both human and canine interaction.

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Past Events:

 
  • El Tren Fantasma with Bostich + Fussible - September 14

    A music-filled evening featuring Bostich + Fussible of Nortec Collective and musical sets by Son Jarocho group Radio Guacamaya and by Tijuana rising star DJ Grenda.

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  • Marvel in the Moonlight - July 12

    The family fun-filled evening began with games, costume contests and super hero treats. It was a perfect San Diego summer night as the super hero filled audience watched the recently released Marvel feature film, Captain Marvel.

    Photos coming soon

  • Indian Jazz Journey - June 22

    The sounds of George Brooks, Mahesh Kale, Stanley Jordan and Subhankar Banerjee, radiated throughout East Village.

    Photos coming soon

Contact:

Juanita Lahaye
UC San Diego Extension
ucsdextevents@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-2026

Mailing Address:
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0170A
La Jolla, CA 92093-0170