"Placemaking" Resources

Architecture Behaviorology

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Architecture Behaviorology

Locations:

Tokyo,

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto founded Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo with Momoyo Kaijima in 1992. Here he presents a Mellon Lecture on his concept of Architectural Behavior, which investigates the physical responses to natural elements such as light, air, heat, wind, water, human behavior related to custom, and the way in which buildings relate to the city and their surroundings

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Art, Politics & the City in Mexico and China

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Art, Politics & the City in Mexico and China

Locations:

Mexico City, Shanghai,

This wide-ranging interdisciplinary symposium examined art, commerce, politics, violence, history, and urban space on both sides of the Pacific.

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Atlas of the Albany Bulb: Refuge in Refuse

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Atlas of the Albany Bulb: Refuge in Refuse

Category:

Exhibitions

Locations:

San Franciso,

Global Urban Humanities Initiative Project Director Susan Moffat organized one section of the exhibit Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art & Culture Project, which included oral histories and maps exploring the natural and cultural landscape of the Albany Bulb--a landfill peninsula on the east shore of San Francisco Bay.

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Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.

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Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.

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Publications

Locations:

Cape Town, Lwandle,

 Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz track the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, South Africa, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town.

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Fluvia Metropolis Workshop

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Fluvia Metropolis Workshop

Institution:

Princeton University,

Locations:

São Paulo,

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.

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Harvard Berlin Portal

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Harvard Berlin Portal

Institution:

Harvard University,

Category:

Syllabi

Locations:

Berlin,

Working together with Berlin-based scholars and practitioners, the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative develops projects that focus on: the interdependence of formal and informal planning practices; the relationship between gentrification and historic preservation; nature and agriculture in the city; the urban imprint of cross-border mobility and migration; infrastructure and urban organizational systems; and innovation in the post-industrial and post-socialist city.

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Harvard Boston Portal

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Harvard Boston Portal

Institution:

Harvard University,

Category:

Syllabi

Locations:

Boston,

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.

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Harvard Mumbai Portal

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Harvard Mumbai Portal

Institution:

Harvard University,

Category:

Syllabi

Locations:

Mumbai,

Harvard’s Mumbai portal explores how increasing concentrations of global flows have exacerbated the inequalities and spatial divisions of social classes in this city. Seminars and workshops cover: temporality and urban form; metropolitan imaginations and the city; conservation; environmentalism; sanitation; and the question of the public’s role in activism, advocacy and governance.

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Hostels, Homes, Musem : Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

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Hostels, Homes, Musem : Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

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Publications

Locations:

Cape Town, Lwandle,

 Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz track the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, South Africa, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town.

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Michigan-Mellon Fellowships on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis

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Michigan-Mellon Fellowships on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis

Category:

Funding

Locations:

Detroit, Mexico City,

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. 

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Participatory Urbanisms

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Participatory Urbanisms

Locations:

New Dehli, São Paulo,

An experimental web-based publication explores the multifarious meanings of "participation" and its conditions of possibility in making art and politics in urban spaces.

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Rahul Mehrotra: Working in Mumbai

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Rahul Mehrotra: Working in Mumbai

Locations:

Mumbai,

Rahul Mehrotra describes Mumbai as an “urban kaleidoscope” of times and attitudes that presents a paralyzing multiplicity of architectural influences. For this Mellon lecture Mehrotra speaks about his ideas on the city and describes how he came to make several critical choices in his work with the goal of expressing the vivid pluralism of India.

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Reimagining the American City

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Reimagining the American City

Institution:

Princeton University,

Locations:

New York,

A panel discussion on the occasion of the exhibition Freedomland considers past and present visionary plans for American living.

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Reimagining the Urban

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Reimagining the Urban

Locations:

San Franciso,

Reimagining the Urban was a day-long symposium examining art, nature, economic development and equity in the Bay Area metropolis.

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University of California at Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Courses

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University of California at Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Courses

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Syllabi

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.

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