Adrian Forty: Is concrete modern?
Institution:Canadian Centre for Architecture,
Every history of twentieth century architecture states that without concrete, modern architecture would not have happened. So why were architects throughout the twentieth century so determined to promote the modernity of concrete? In this lecture, Adrian Forty questions the long-standing assumptions about the medium and argues that concrete is as much un-modern as it is modern.
Cities of the Americas
City as Stage/Art as Plan
This symposium brought together a dynamic group of interdisciplinary scholars for conversations about the ongoing relationship between visual arts and urban studies. Sessions focused on New York neighborhoods in the 1960s, visual culture and architecture in pan-American cities, and the ways in which artists engage with urbanism in the present day.
Environmental Challenges and Urban Solutions
Fluvia Metropolis Workshop
Topics of discussions included: sustainable solutions for issues like water resource management, energy efficiency, technology innovation, human and environmental health, as well as equity and fairness, poverty and job creation, and more intangible notions of belonging – of cities as homes.
Harvard Boston Portal
Through the lens of “Growth and Inequality in a Post-Industrial City,” Harvard work focuses on a central challenge facing Boston (and many other major American cities and metropolitan areas): balancing the pressure and need for continued development with legitimate concerns about how that growth can dramatically reshape poor and even middle-income neighborhoods, including many communities that are home to large numbers of minorities, immigrants, and artists.
Humanities+Urbanism+Design Initiative Coursework
Institution:University of Pennsylvania,
Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.
Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980
Locations:Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, São Paulo,
In 1955, the Museum of Modern Art staged Latin American Architecture, a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. This book--edited Barry Bergdoll, Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, and Patricio del Real--offers a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980.
Learning From/In Latin America
Learning from/in Latin America was a two-day conference co-organized by Princeton University and MoMA designed to further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to South America over three decades of architectural and urban development from 1955 to the early 1980s.
Living With Water Competition Proposals
Program participants submitted proposals that outline how Boston should prepare for a future in which rising sea levels brought on by climate change would leave parts of the city under water.
Mapping and its Discontents
At this interdisciplinary symposium, mapmakers, users, and critics from the worlds of science, urban planning, architecture, history, and new media examined the ways maps work.
Mapping Demographic Change in Boston Neighborhoods Between 1880 and 1930
This resource allows users to visualize ward-level data on ethnicity, race, occupation, and school attendance in 1880, 1900, and 1930, which illustrate a variety of shifts that have occurred in Boston.
Michigan-Mellon Fellowships on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis
Institution:University of Michigan,
The University of Michigan offers up to four fellowships per year for architects, designers, or scholars in the humanities whose research explores the intersection of architecture, urbanism and the humanities, with particular emphasis on the role of egalitarianism in shaping metropolitan regions.
Michigan-Mellon Symposium on the Egalitarian Metropolis
Institution:University of Michigan,
This inaugural Michigan-Mellon symposium explored the following themes as a way of opening up a new integration between contemporary urban design and humanities discourse: Rethinking Modern Orthodoxy; Privatization and the Commons; Capital and Justice; and Political Space of Media.
OIKOS: Affects, Economies, and Politics of House-ing
Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities
The Princeton-Mellon Initiative focuses on North and South American cities, interpreting their shared historical legacies as distinct from both European models and developing cities in Asia and Africa.
Producing Waste/Producing Space
Producing Waste/Producing Space brought together scholars engaging in innovative research on the origins, meanings and repercussions of waste landscapes in conversation with artists and architects conducting design research and interventions in spaces designated as waste or wasted.
Reimagining the American City
Reimagining the Urban
The Arts of Urban Transition
This interdisciplinary course uses texts and methods from history, theatre, and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York (1960-present) and contemporary Detroit.
The State Between
This symposium joins scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines and professional fields for a discussion on the global, metropolitan, and local forces and actors that shape New Jersey’s urban cultures, communities, and built environments.
Understanding and Improving Cities: Policy/Research Partnerships in the Digital Age
This event brought together civic leaders, scholars, local practitioners, and students to discuss innovative research and policy collaborations in areas of education, public safety, economic development, and public management.
University of California at Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Courses
Berkeley's program consists of a series of cross-disciplinary theory seminars, collaborative methods workshops designed to prepare students for different modes of social and spatial analysis, and urban research studios focusing on the Pacific Rim cities of Los Angeles, Guangzhou/Pearl River Delta, and Mexico City. These elements of the project are complemented by joint Symposia & Lectures involving the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative.
University of California at Los Angeles Core Curriculum
Institution:University of California at Los Angeles,
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.