Global Urban Humanities Initiative Student Publication Grants support the development of innovative student publications with stipends of $5,000 per student for interdisciplinary editorial teams, plus $4,000 for production costs. Each team must include one graduate student from the College of Environmental Design and one from the Arts & Humanities Division. In the past, we have supported publications that present their material in both written and web-based formats.
Participatory Urbanisms explored new directions in the ways artists and activists engage with citizens to investigate and intervene in cities. It included a comparison of urban participation projects in New Delhi and São Paulo through an interactive, juxtaposition of interviews with practitioners in its online version, as well as through a collection of peer-reviewed articles by scholars examining the notion of participation. The interviews and scholarly anthology were also presented in a bilingual print format. It was co-edited by a student in a joint Architecture-City and Regional Planning program and a student in Theater, Dance & Performance Studies.
Urban Pilgrimage was a special issue of the architecture journal Room One Thousand that explored the notion of moving through and to cities through scholarly and personal essays. It presented a rich array of images as well as text in an online as well as a print version. To enhance dissemination, individual articles are available through the eScholarship portal as well as on the publication website. It was co-edited by a student in East Asian Languages and Cultures and a student in Architecture and South and Southeast Asian Studies.
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