East Bay Revolution: Urban Spaces of Protest and Counterculture Practice

Global Urban Humanities Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Studio Spring 2020

American Studies 102 / Environmental Design 109
4 units
Time + Classroom TBD

Instructors: Greg Castillo (Architecture) and Scott Saul (English)

This course delves into the history of the East Bay in the 1960s and 1970s, with particular attention to the emergence of countercultural and social-movement communities. In this project-oriented course, students will work in teams as they reconstruct and analyze particular sites of protest and culture-making across the East Bay, from Berkeley to Emeryville and Oakland. Students will develop their own multi-media digital history projects, which will add significant new dimensions to the platform (The Berkeley Revolution) built by previous Cal undergraduates.

Fulfills the studio requirement for the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Urban Humanities. Priority enrollment to students pursuing the Certificate.

Application required and can be downloaded here as a Word doc. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCT 4, 2019

Info sessions for this studio are scheduled for Monday, September 23 10a and Wednesday, September 25 2p in 305 Wurster. Students interested in applying to the East Bay course are encouraged to attend. See News + Events for details about the info sessions.

Questions about the course may be directed to Profs. Castillo (gregcastillo@berkeley.edu) and Saul (ssaul@berkeley.edu).