Anxieties of Interdisciplinarity
Institution:University of California at Los Angeles,
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.
Cities of the Americas
Design Knowledge: Making Urban Humanities
Harvard-Dumbarton Oaks Semester-Long Fellowships
Dumbarton Oaks, affiliated with the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is one of the few institutions in the world with a program devoted to garden and landscape studies that is targeted at both humanities scholars and landscape practitioners. The Mellon Fellowships are intended to expand significantly the opportunities for both of these groups, building constructive dialogue between them about the history and future of urban landscapes.
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.
Mapping and its Discontents
Institution:University of California at Berkeley ,
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.
Reimagining the American City
River Cities: Historical and Contemporary
SeeThrough Maps: Maps That Lay Bare Their Point of View
Urban Intelligences, Subjects, and Subjectivities
Institution:London School of Economics,
Led by Senior Urban Fellow from 2013-14 Adam Greenfield, this project sought to develop a richer account of the affective and experiential dimensions of everyday urban life in the presence of networked informatic systems.