Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH)


Spring 2019 Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Studio: New Orleans

How can a city's past become a meaningful platform for its future? The GUH Undergraduate Studio will focus on New Orleans as a case study on urban design rooted in the historical memory of the city. This course is taught by Anna Livia Brand (Landscape Architecture) and Bryan Wagner (English) and listed as LDARCH 154+199/tbd. Course applications will be available in early Fall 2018. Students pursuing the Undergraduate Certificate will get priority in the application process. More

Spring 2019 Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Studio: Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos is a dense hub of inspiring creativity, hustle and entrepreneurship. Lagosians have devised ingenius ways of making things happen in the face of their city's ever-expanding population, massive infrastructural challenges and controversial practices of state-sanctioned land capture. This course is taught by Charisma Acey (City & Regional Planning) and Ivy Mills (History of Art) and listed as CYPLAN 291/HISTART 290. Course applications will be available in early Fall 2018. Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate will get priority in the application process. More

Spring 2019 Graduate Seminar: The City, Arts, and Public Space

Local urban practices and artistic intervetions are recreating public spaces in metropolises around the world. This theory and methods course taught by Teresa Caldeira (City & Regional Planning) and Shannon Jackson (Rhetoric and Theater, Dance and Performance Studies) examines a foundational set of readings in urban humanities. CYPLAN tbd/RHETOR 240G. Required for the Graduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities. More

 Fall 2018 Colloquium: The City and its People

What is the city but the people? Taking inspiration from William Shakespeare's play Coriolanus, this interdisciplinary colloquium engages questions about the humans who inhabit urban spaces. Guest speakers from a variety of disciplines around UC Berkeley's campus will present their research on urban life and urban form, providing a forum for lively discussion. RHETOR 198-3/ARCH 198-2; RHETOR 244A/ARCH 298-2. Tuesdays from 12-1:30pm in 170 Wurster. Drop-ins welcome. Instructors: Laura Belik (PhD Architecture) and Susan Moffat (Project Director). More

Aug 27 Global Urban Humanities Open House!

Learn more about the GUH Certificate program at the Open House on August 27, 5-7pm in Wurster Gallery! There will be presentations detailing specifics about the Certificate and the upcoming Interdisciplinary Research Studios on Lagos, Nigeria and New Orleans. To learn more, click here.