Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH)

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Guh Open House + book fair, aug.24

Come celebrate the start of the fifth year of our activities. Learn about an exciting international traveling studio on U.S.-Mexico borderlands, an undergraduate studio on art and performance at a landfill, and a seminar on populism art and the city. We'll introduce our new certificates in Global Urban Humanities and our fall speaker series. Attendees can also browse and purchase books by GUH faculty. RSVP


SPUR Oakland panel featuring Professors Ronald Rael and Michael Dear, Aug. 24

GUH faculty Ronald Rael and Michael Dear will participate in "The Divided States of America," a community discussion how art and design are important vehicles for activism in the face of the increasing militarization of our southern border. More


GUH Certificates Info Sessions, Sept. 1

Learn about the nuts and bolts of our new certificate programs, new courses, fellowship opportunities, and student publication grants. The graduate student session is at 10AM and the undergraduate student session is at 11AM. We hope you can make it! More


Spring Rael/Syjuco Studio APPLICATIONS DUE 9/15

Using the U.S.- Mexico borderwall as a site of investigation, this experimental graduate seminar/studio class will explore the american borderwalled city as an evolving political, societal, historical, and cultural phenomena. More


Fall 2017 Interdisciplinary Colloquium: City As Nexus

Wednesdays 12-1:30 Visitors welcome

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid, and network. But exactly how? Speakers from a variety of disciplines will present research on the relational dynamic of cities. This 1-unit colloquium provides an introduction to the cross-disciplinary approaches offered in the Graduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities. More


Alison Isenberg, DESIGNING SAN FRANCISCO: Book Release and Lecture 9/6

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative, Department of History, and the Arts Research Center are pleased to welcome Alison Isenberg, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities. She will present her new book titled, Designing San Francisco. RSVP


Spring 2018 CORE SEMINAR: POPULISM, ART, AND THE CITY

Populism is intrinsically about people, social interactions and collective identifications. But as much as it is embodied, populism also shapes—and is shaped by—urban environments around the world, constructing the very terms of ‘the people’ and civic belonging through various kinds of utopian, contingent and informal design. More...


STUDENT PROPOSALS Due 9/25: Interdisciplinary Publications on Cities and Urban Life

We invite student teams to submit proposals for an online or print publication on an urban theme of their choosing. Proposals due September 25, 2017. More...


PROPOSALS DUE 10/1: GUH UNDERGRADUATE COURSE ON CITIES AT A BAY AREA SITE

Interdisciplinary two-person faculty teams are invited to submit proposals for undergraduate Research Studio Courses for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Proposals due October 1, 2017. More...


PROPOSALS DUE 10/1:  GUH GRADUATE COURSE ON A GLOBAL CITY/URBAN LIFE

Interdisciplinary two-person faculty teams are invitied to submit proposals for undergraduate Research Studio Courses for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Proposals due October 1, 2017. More...


GUH electives highlights

HISTORY OF ART 290: FUTURISM AND FUTURITY

This course explores a number of future-oriented speculations in the practices and theories of twentieth and twentieth-century art worlds, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which future-making is not an evenly distributed good, yet the futurity of art has time and again been claimed to counter the amnesias of empire, colonialism, and social death. More...


PORTUGUESE 275: PORTRAITS OF “OUTSIDERS” – A LOOK AT A RANGE OF EXCLUDED OTHERS IN BRAZILIAN LITERATURE AND FILM

This course examines a range of outsiders within Brazilian society through the lens various authors and filmmakers utilize in their portrayal of these varied “others” who are not just inesquecíveis but memoráveis in the sense of incorporating individual and collective memories. More...


ARCH 139/239: Design and Difference: Spaces of Queer Theory

Students will examine the relationship between space, power and identity, through recent arguments around queer theory and the politics of cultural difference. More...


ARCH 279: Americans on the Road 1950-1980

During the period from 1950 to 1980, new highway programs, the spread of automobile ownership, economic growth, and more people on the move produced a uniquely American roadside landscape. Students will explore the cultural, social, and spatial contexts and significance of these landscapes. More...