UC Student Film Contest

UC HEW Film Comp 2019A

Running on Empty:

UC student stories about how access to food and water affects their pasts, present and futures.


University of California students are invited to submit short films3 minutes or less in duration, that tell their stories about how low or changing access to food or water has, is or will affect their lives, and explore the exciting world of filmmaking. Some aspects of food and water access are universal, others vary by individual and campus. Students might explore issues with only food or water access or consider both in their short film. For example:

  • How contaminated water has affected their families’ or communities’ health, and/or social and economic situations.
  • How dwindling natural resources (e.g. droughts) or mismanagement of resources (e.g. overfishing) has changed or will change their families’ livelihoods.  
  • What lack of access to affordable healthy food has done to theirs, their families’ or communities’ health and lifestyles.


Select films will be screened at the UC Healthy and Equitable World Film Festival at UC Santa Barbara on May 15, 2019 at Corwin Pavilion!


Please visit https://woobox.com/2taukz to learn more about this film competition, to enter and to vote for your favorite films.


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UCSD Culture Incubator

Students! Are you up for the challenge of redesigning culture? Want to work on addressing the cultural and policy challenges of new innovation? Interested in the evolution of digital identity? What does it mean to look at cultural evolution and policy creation in the innovation environment we live in? Think about the disconnect between the innovators and policy makers that was highlighted by Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress. Think about digital identity and privacy with the internet of things. Think about cultural adoption and trust (or lack of) in autonomous vehicles.
Introducing UC San Diego’s (and the world’s!) first Culture Incubator, where undergraduate and graduate students focus on the intersection of critical thinking, policy, community and the development of culture through the lens of digital identity and innovation that drives tangible solutions and action!

  • Deadline to Apply: 3/26/19 @ 12pm (noon)
  • Stipend: $2500/student
  • Program Dates: April 5 – August 17, 2019
  • Eligibility: 
    • Undergraduate & graduate students in good academic standing
    • Enrolled for Fall 2019
    • All majors encouraged to apply
  • Details & Application: http://innovation.ucsd.edu/student-innovation/culture-incubator/


The $1.6 billion Manchester Pacific Gateway project, under construction on the downtown waterfront, will be discussed at the Friends of San Diego Architecture’s monthly lecture at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, 1249 F St.

The speakers will be Manchester Pacific Gateway development manager Perry Dealy and Gensler architect Kevin Heinly. The public is invited to attend; the cost is $5 but free for students. No reservations necessary.

FSDA’s ExhibitBreaking Barriers: Women Designing the Built Environment is open to the public at Pacific Beach Earl and Birdie Taylor Library during library hours until March 30th.  Please stop by to see what San Diego’s women architects and landscape architects have created.

Visit www.friendsofsdarch.com  for more information.

Pepper Canyon Mobility Hub Designathon April 6th & 7th

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THE PEPPER CANYON MOBILITY HUB DESIGNATHON is a design competition that will help transform Pepper Canyon Trolley Station, currently under construction, into a dynamic mobility hub. Designathons are intensive, immersive events where interdisciplinary teams develop smart sociotechnical designs that respond to real world challenges. Designathons mobilize people-centered and user-centered design techniques including observation, prototyping, testing, iteration, and storytelling. Undergraduates, graduate students, high school students, neighbors, designers of all kinds, engineers, technologists, media-makers, planners, artists, and future users are all invited to participate. Fully-formed teams, partial teams, and individuals welcome.

Saturday April 6 + Sunday April 7  9AM – 9PM both days.

Warren Mall Multimedia Tent. rain or shine

Free registration! Free food for participants!

$5000+ Cash Prizes!

Mentors from design, industry, and government!!!

Info and register @ https://sites.google.com/ucsd.edu/peppercanyondesignathon/home


This very special DESIGNATHON is brought to you by UCSD DESIGN LAB, SANDAG, UCSD Campus Planning, the UCSD Urban Studies and Planning Program, the UCSD Young Planners’ Society, Lime, and UCSD Sixth College Culture Art Technology* (10 co-curricular credits awarded).



Friends of San Diego Architecture




An exhibit showcasing the contributions San Diego women in architecture and landscape architecture have made to their professions in the 21st Century. Women have unique talents and collaborative skills to expand choices in an evolving world full of changing opportunities. Included are the achievements of six of San Diego’s early pioneers.

Dates: March 1st to March 30th

Reception: Saturday, March 2nd – 2:00-4:00 PM

Location:  Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, 4275 Cass Street 92109


This Pacific Beach Library was designed by architect Manuel Oncina and opened in 1997.