Reading Cities, Sensing Cities - Videos

August 28, 2014 - Art + Village + City in China

Margaret Crawford (Architecture) on Art+Village+City in the Pearl River Delta, a traveling research studio co-taught by Assistant Prof. Winnie Wong (Rhetoric) in Spring 2015

September 4, 2014 - Experiential Mapping of the Urban Form: Mission Possible: A Neighborhood Atlas and Intranational International Boulevard

Darin Jensen (Geography) on two mapping projects in which students combined their experiences in the field with other data to collaboratively create a holistic picture of place

September 11, 2014 - Representing Our Urban Diversity: Romare Bearden's "Berkeley–The City and Its People" (1973)

Lauren Kroiz (Art History) on Romare Bearden's mural from which the City of Berkeley logo is drawn

September 18, 2014 - Reading the City as a Blind Person

Chris Downey (Architect) and Georgina Kleege (English) on navigating the city as a blind person, with perspectives informed by their professions of writer and designer

September 25, 2014 - Sensing San Leandro: Capturing Cityscapes Through Sensors

Greg Niemeyer (Art Practice and Center for New Media) and Ron Rael (Architecture and Art Practice) on creating and interrogating tools for collecting data on urban metabolisms

October 2, 2014 - Experiments in Online and Print Journals on Cities

Padma Maitland (Architecture and South and Southeast Asian Studies), Lawrence Yang (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Karin Shankar (Performance Studies) and Kirsten Larson (Architecture and City and Regional Planning) on their respective publication projects, Urban Pilgrimage and pARTicipatory Urbanisms

October 9, 2014 - Uneven Modernity and the "Peripheral" City: Between Ethnography, History and Literature in Tbilisi

Harsha Ram (Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages and Literature) on his research regarding crossroads, Tiflis modernism and the Russian-Georgian encounter

October 16, 2014 - Creative Class Civil Wars: Displacement and the Arts in the Bay Area

Shannon Steen (Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies) on the ways our concepts of creativity are shifting to exclude those in the arts

October 23, 2014 - Urban Space, Spectacle, Memory and Music in Nineteenth-Century Vienna

Nicholas Mathew (Music) on the role of music and sound in the emergence of modern civic sensibilities in Napoleonic Vienna

November 6, 2014 - The Art of Change: Exploring Neighborhoods in Transition

Sue Mark (marksearch) and Anisha Gade (Architecture and City and Regional Planning) on creative place-making efforts that can influence, empower, and inform community identity during periods of gentrification

November 13, 2014 - From 1904 Dublin to the Megacity: Public Access in Ulysses and Katarina Schröter's The Visitor

Catherine Flynn (English) on the question of urban knowing and the literary and filmic representations of the city and megacity

November 20, 2014 - The Tokyo Model: Lessons in Slum Non-Clearance from the World's First "Megacity"

Jordan Sand (Japanese History and Culture, Georgetown University) on the activities of a Tokyo slumlord at the turn of the 20th century