Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Art, Politics & the City in Mexico and China

Fall 2015 Symposium
Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley
October 23, 2015 | 8:30AM-6PM

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative's Fall 2015 Symposium will examine art, commerce, politics, history, and urban space on both sides of the Pacific. Creative artists and scholars will explore contemporary performance, film, art, and activism in Mexico City from the Revolution to today.

As a counterpoint from the other side of the Pacific Rim, there will be an exhibition on current art and urbanism in China’s dynamic Pearl River Delta. Research on contemporary Shanghai by a team from the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative will also be presented in a parallel exhibit, and a new UC Berkeley publication and website on participatory urbanisms will be unveiled. More

Register by October 16.

Art+Village+City Website and Exhibitions

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative's Spring 2015 Research Studio has produced a its travels and inquiries into the human condition in China's Pearl River Delta. The website features watercolor illustrations by MFA student José Figueroa and text by Anthropology PhD student Brittany Birberick and Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Winnie Wong.

The Research Studio is also creating an exhibition that will open October 9, 6-9PM in Wurster Gallery. A smaller exhibition will be shown October 1-December 31 at the West Bund Biennale in Shanghai.

Michael Dear in inaugural issue of GeoHumanities

Global Urban Humanities teaching faculty and steering committee member Michael Dear has a new piece on practices in the transdisciplinary classroom in the inaugural issue of GeoHumanities, a new journal of the Association of American Geographers, edited by Tim Cresswell and Deborah Dixon and published by Taylor and Francis. More

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative brings together the humanities and environmental design to investigate cities and the urban human experience. Thanks to a generous 3.5-year grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Initiative is creating innovative cross-disciplinary courses and sponsoring symposia to energize scholarship that challenges traditional boundaries. To keep up to date with us, join our email list.