"Social Justice" Resources

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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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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Food and the City: Histories of Culture and Cultivation

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Food and the City: Histories of Culture and Cultivation

Institution:

Dumbarton Oaks,

Category:

Publications

Locations:

Global,

Food and the City explores the physical, social, and political relations between the production of food and urban settlements. Edited by Dorothée Imbert, its thirteen essays discuss the multiple scales and ideologies of productive landscapes--from market gardens in sixteenth-century Paris to polder planning near mid-twentieth century Amsterdam to opportunistic agriculture in today's Global South--and underscore the symbiotic connection between productive landscape and urban form across times and geographies.

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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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Mapping and its Discontents

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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.

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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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Michigan-Mellon Symposium on the Egalitarian Metropolis

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Michigan-Mellon Symposium on the Egalitarian Metropolis

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.

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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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