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STUDENT JOB:  Spring 2017 Global Urban Humanities Web-Communications Assistant.  Applications due November 28, 2016.

Exciting opportunity to expand the web and social media presence of an interdisciplinary program linking environmental design fields with the humanities. The Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) is seeking a creative and experienced website manager and social media coordinator with strong writing skills. The job also includes program coordination work, scheduling, and event planning. More ...

SPRING 2018 GUH-Townsend center fellowship applications available

The Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellowships for faculty and graduate students at UC Berkeley support research on contemporary and historical cities that engages approaches from the arts and humanities and the humanistic social sciences and from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and urban planning. Candidates from a wide range of departments are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is November 18. More ... 

 

New Publication: No Cruising

Based on the Spring 2014 Research Studio taught by Margaret Crawford and Anne Walsh, new Global Urban Humanities Initiative publication "No Cruising: Mobile Identities and Urban Life" captures student essays and rich media documenting explorations of Los Angeles that engage issues of transit, palm trees, gender, spiritual forcefields, immigration, and much more. More...

 

One young woman guides another, who is wearing a blindfold, in feeling a wallReflection: Using Bodies to measure Public Space

Undergraduate Architecture student Ashley Hickman reflects on Erika Chong Shuch and A. Ghigo di Tomasso's visit to the "Cities and Bodies" colloquium, taught by Global Urban Humanities Project Director Susan Moffat. Hickman looks at issues of comfort and discomfort in movement, through space, and related concerns of design that include delight and protection.  More...