Global Urban Humanities Initiative


WOMEN'S LAND ACTIVISM IN CHINA: Lanchih Po, Wed. 2/22 12-1

China's household registration (hukou) system has created an unequal "right to the city" in a rapidly urbanizing China. In "Gendered Citizenship in Urbanizing China," Lanchih Po will speak on how women's land activism is affecting this system. Po is Associate Adjunct Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley. This discussion is on Feb. 22nd 12PM-1PM Room 172, Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley.


Art in the city: Jason Luger, Fri. 3/1 12-1

GUH is pleased to have Jason Luger present on March 3rd 12PM-1PM Room 126, Dwinelle Annex, UC Berkeley. Luger is an urban geographer with interests in urban policy, urban social movements and activism, and global cities. He is currently co-editing a book entitled Art in the City: Critical Artscapes / Resilient Artists and leads courses on globalization and urban theory.


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...