Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH)


course enhancement grants DUE 3/30

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) provides course enhancement grants and workshops for faculty teaching graduate or undergraduate courses on cities and urban life.  Faculty will each receive $2,000 to be used for travel, technical training, books, research assistance, guest speakers, etc. and will participate in a syllabus workshop to share ideas with colleagues in different disciplines. More

GUH CERTIFICATE Application deadline 4/16

Fall 2018 electives list coming soon!
See the Spring 2018 undergraduate certificate electives here.
See the Spring 2018 graduate certificate electives here

Martin Zebracki: (De)Facing Public Art through a Digital World 4/9
2:00Pm - 5:00pm DWINELLE 44 

Dr Martin Zebracki will talk about real-world consequences of actions and reactions that are indicative of what Olga Goriunova has termed a ‘new media idiocy’. He will thereby ask how the digital mediation and the geometry of digitally networked space can be the giver, or taker, of the social and spatial meaningfulness and inclusiveness of public art practices: Are we facing a new world of (false) digital connectedness and immediacies? He has published widely about the intersecting geographies of public art practice, social engagement, (sexual) citizenship, and digital culture. More

Theatre of the Oppressed: Rehearsal for Revolution 3/19
2:00pm - 5:00pm WOrkshop HeARST D23

As part of the Global Urban Humanities course Populism, Art and the City,  Director-Activist-Scholar Jiwon Chung (Starr King School, Graduate Theological Union), will lead a workshop on popular approaches to performance & performative  ethnography in the contestation of social space and power. These techniques will be shared as tools for collective problem-solving, community-building, resistance, and transformation of structural violence at this historic moment of backlash and racism. More 

landscape architecture+theater course: Photo Blog from weeks 5 and 6 

How can the body illuminate the landscape, and vice-versa? Students continued their semester-long inquiry into the intersection of design and performance in Siteworks, the GUH undergraduate research studio course. Check out photos of movement exercises and visual representations of physical and emotional space. More