Berkeley, Berlin, Detroit, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, St. Louis, Tokyo,
The Urban Humanities Initiative at UCLA brings together the humanities, design, and urban studies to study collective life in Pacific Rim megacities. We invite a broad audience to speculate about the history, contemporary conditions, and future of the metropolis through an intensive core curriculum for graduate students, public lectures, exhibitions, and publications.
Please see an archive of Urban Humanities projects at our website: www.urbanhumanities.ucla.edu
Anxieties of Interdisciplinarity
In light of “新新宿 Shin-Shinjuku: New Tokyo, Again," this symposium considered a variety of interdisciplinary means and methods used to examine a broad range of topics including pedestrian movement, public spaces, and other existing social patterns.
Design Knowledge: Making Urban Humanities
The UHI End-of-Year symposium concluded one year of courses, research, and projects by the 2014-15 cohort of Urban Humanities students focused on issues of identity and contests space in Shanghai.
University of California at Los Angeles Core Curriculum
UCLA's seminars and studios are linked by a broad conceptual theme which demonstrates overlapping cultural and historical dynamics, including: risk and resilience, identity, and density.