Carlo Rotella | The World is Always Coming to An End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood
Tuesday, 11/19/19, 7:00PM-8:30PM
In conversation with Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation. Carlo Rotella spoke about his new book, which one reviewer called “an urban history with the soul of a memoir.” The World is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood is a hauntingly personal account of this scholar-journalist’s return to the Chicago neighborhood where he grew up. Rotella was raised in two houses at opposite ends of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood in the 1970’s. It’s a neighborhood of trim bungalow blocks and desolate commercial avenues, lakefront high-rises with magnificent views and walkup apartment buildings filled with Section 8 voucher-holders. More
Berlin Graduate Research Studio Info Session II
Thursday, 10/03/19 1:00PM-2:00PM
Berlin Graduate Research Studio Info Session I
Thursday, 10/03/19 10:00AM-11:00AM
East Bay Undergraduate Research Studio Info Session II
Wednesday, 09/25/19 2:00PM-3:00PM
East Bay Undergraduate Research Studio Info Session I
2019 Global Urban Humanities Open House
Tuesday, 09/03/2019 4:30PM-6:00PM
Nancy Levinson: Environmental Design Public Scholarship & Publishing
Tuesday, 04/23/19 12:00PM-1:00PM
Another invigorating public discussion with Nancy Levinson, Editor of Places Journal, who will be talking about public scholarship and publishing in environmental design fields. This event is part of the Spring 2019 course ARCH 271: Methods of Historical Research & Criticism in Architecture and co-sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative. More
Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani: "Contested City: Art, Activism, and Urban Renewal"
Monday, 04/22/19 6:30PM-8:30PM
Artist, activist and urbanist Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani will speak about her five years of work with community members and urban planning students at a 14-square-block area in lower Manhattan that remained vacant for many years after being cleared for redevelopment. She recently published Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York's Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, a chronicle of both the area's fifty years of community activism for affordable housing and the community-engaged pedagogy she created with both students and community members. We will be selling a few copies of her book at this event! More
Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium, and Power
DAVID BROWER CENTER
Spring 2019 Global Urban Humanities Symposium on monuments and memory. View event page.
Padma Maitland and Wim de Witt: "Showing is Knowing: The Curator as Designer & Scholar"
TUESDAY, 04/09/19 12:00PM – 1:00PM
106 WURSTER HALL
Wim de Witt was head of the Architecture and Contemporary Art Department at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles from 1993 through 2013. He co-curated the Pacific Standard Time initiative on modern architecture in Los Angeles (2013) and curated exhibitions, including Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1937, and Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990. From 2013 through 2018, de Witt was curator of architecture and design at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, where he curated Creativity on the Line: Design for the Corporate World, 1950-1975.
Padma Maitland is the Patrick J.J. Maveety Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. His doctoral degree from UC Berkeley examines transnational Buddhist pilgrimage networks and their impact on modern architecture, art and literature. During his studies in Wurster Hall, Maitland co-founded Room One Thousand, an architecture journal run by the students and alumni of the Department of Architecture. View event page.
Yanbo Li "Surfing in Globalization: Misplaced Urban Reaction and Community-Based Resilience in Shanghai"
THURSDAY, 03/14/19 12:00PM – 1:30PM
170 WURSTER HALL
Yanbo Li presented on China's urbanization in the context of globalization. He will review the ways that change, even in megacities like Shanghai depend on both neighborhood and global factors. Yanbo Li is a visiting scholar from Tongji University where he is Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is also director of the Prime Smart Community Promotion Center of Shanghai. View event page.
NED SUBLETTE “KALUNGA: KONGO THOUGHT IN AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS"
MONDAY, 02/25/19 4:00PM – 6:00PM
315 WHEELER HALL
Ned Sublette is a historian, musicologist, rumba producer, a long-time correspondent for the public radio program Afropop Worldwide, the author of four books, and now a music travel producer. He has had extensive field experience with music throughout the African diaspora, and especially in Cuba. His books all deal, in one way or another, with the world of the Kongo and its connection with Catholicism, which began in 1491 when the manikongo (Kongo king) enthusiastically accepted baptism. This much-discussed syncretism was brought from Africa to locations up and down the eastern coasts of the Americas, playing a crucial role in American histories over and over again. Sublette will analyze and compare musical traditions in Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Angola. View event page.
THE FEMINIST RESISTANCE TO THE RADICAL RIGHT IN BRAZIL: A FORUM OF FOUR BRAZILIAN FEMINIST POLITICAL LEADERS
MONDAY, 01/28/19 4:00PM – 7:00PM
175 BOALT HALL, SCHOOL OF LAW
On the eve of entering office, four female politicians are an emboldened, new generation of feminist officials at the forefront of defending and redefining democracy in Brazil. Building their trajectories out of local grassroots struggles, each has developed distinct approaches in their respective states. Ten months following the assassination of city councilwoman Marielle Franco, their collective work demonstrates that Marielle is still present. They will discuss feminism, formal politics, and innovative modes of resistance to the radical right turn in government. We will consider ways we can take action in solidarity. View event page.
Natalia Matesanz Ventura "MAPPING AFFECDENCE: URBAN COUNTER-DRAG IN SAN FRANCISCO, 1966-75"
MONDAY, 01/28/19 12:00PM – 1:30PM
106 WURSTER HALL
In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, San Francisco’s counterculture devised underground, self-organized do-it-yourself (DIY) urban networks of communal survival. The Angels of Light, an acid-drag commune of free-theatre performers, transformed buildings, recycled urban waste for props, and performed in the streets, often on the hallucinogenic drug LSD. Their radical androgyny, sexual freedom, and inclusivity infused public performances that appropriated the urban environment in radical confrontation with the status quo. View event page.
GUH UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE INFO SESSION SPRING 2019
THURSDAY, 01/24/19 11:00AM – 12:00PM
305 WURSTER HALL
Overview of Undergraduate Certificate program and application process. View event page.
GUH GRADUATE CERTIFICATE INFO SESSION SPRING 2019
THURSDAY, 01/24/19 10:00AM – 11:00AM
305 WURSTER HALL
Overview of Graduate Certificate program and application process. View event page.