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using bodies to measure urban public space 11/15
12-1:30 PM WURSTER 494
CITY AS NEXUS TALK

Choreographer Erika Chong Shuch and urban designer A. Ghigo DiTommaso conducted experiments in using performance as a design tool in their 2014 Global Urban Humanities course called “Public Space: Placemaking and Performance.” In this talk, they will describe their experience of working across disciplines, what they learned from each other, and how their professional practices were influenced by their pedagogical experiments. More


bridges from lisbon to san francisco 11/17
10:00 am - 4:30 PM WURSTER gallery 121

Carrilho da Graca(Architect/Pessoa Award) is our keynote speaker for this event. He is accompanied by Bill Fontana(Sound Sculptor), Filipe Joao Guimaraes(from Arup), Luisa Caldas(Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley), Luis Santos(Architect/PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley), Margarida Vale do Gato(Poet/Translator) and Deolinda Adao(Professor/Researcher) who will all be talking about Art, Architecture and Literature. Filipe Santos Costa, Manish Goyal and Miguel Villas Boas will be talking about the Economy and Jim Meyer will be talking about Cascais|Sausalito. More


GUH CERTIFICATE ELECTIVES FOR SPRING 2018

See the latest undergraduate certificate electives here.

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SITEWORKS: UNDERSTANDING PLACE THROUGH DESIGN and pERFORMANCE, APPLY Today!

This year, the Research Studio will focus on the Albany Bulb, a construction debris landfill in San Francisco Bay known for its informal art, spectacular views, and for many years, a longstanding homeless community.  What will the Bulb become?  Using methods of urban and natural observation and experiments in performance and documentation, students will seek to understand this complex space. More


Fall Colloquium: City As Nexus
Weds., 12PM 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


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...


Faculty PROPOSALS Extended deadline 11/24: 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 now due Nov. 24, 2017. More...


faculty PROPOSALS EXTENDED DEADLINE 11/24:  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 now due Nov. 24, 2017. More...