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Boom. 2016; 63120–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.120
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jonathan Banfill; Todd Presner; Maite Zubiaurre Founded in 1919, UCLA is nearing its first centenary, but the university builds on humanistic and liberal arts traditions that are many centuries long and globally diffused. The core disciplines that we recognize today as comprising the Humanities...
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Boom. 2016; 6389–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.89
Published: 01 September 2016
...Maricela Becerra; Cat Callaghan; Will Davis; Grace Ko; Benjamin Kolder; Alejandro Ramirez Mendez A Boyle Heights children’s storytelling hour resulted from a collaboration between six UCLA researchers and Libros Schmibros, an independent bookstore and lending library in Boyle Heights, which took...
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Boom. 2016; 6358–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.58
Published: 01 September 2016
... genuine connection to the difficulties here. His most well known books, City of Quartz and The Ecology of Fear are unsparing in their assessments of those difficulties. He invited architectural educator and Director of UCLA’s cityLAB, Dana Cuff, and Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design...
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Boom. 2016; 6134–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.34
Published: 01 March 2016
...Christopher Hawthorne This interview with Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne was conducted by Boom editor Jon Christensen and Dana Cuff, a professor of architecture, urban design, and urban planning, and director of cityLAB at UCLA. Hawthrone is charged with covering new...
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Boom. 2015; 5332–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.32
Published: 01 September 2015
...Peter Kareiva In this extended interview, Peter Kareiva, the former chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy and new head of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, talks about the connections between conservation science and cities. Among other topics, Kareiva discusses the...
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Boom. 2014; 4471–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.71
Published: 01 December 2014
...Stan Paul Photographer and writer Stan Paul explores life, the city, highway, and street views between UCLA and the Inland Empire/Riverside from his unique viewpoint as a vanpool commuter primarily along California’s I-10 and Highway 60. His photographic chronicle of commuting, seeks to capture...
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Boom. 2013; 3314–21 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.14
Published: 01 September 2013
...Sara V. Torres The Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform—a joint project of UCLA Library and the Metabolic Studio—is working with other archival repositories to digitize, aggregate, and curate the documentary records of the aqueduct’s construction and history. The new digital platform coincides...
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Boom. 2011; 1357–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.3.57
Published: 01 August 2011
...Miroslava Chávez-García “Interview with Yolanda Cruz” is a conversation with filmmaker Yolanda Cruz, a graduate of UCLA’s film school and 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow. The interview focuses on her filmmaking, indigenous origins as a Chatino (one of sixteen indigenous groups in Oaxaca...
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Boom. 2016; 6312–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.12
Published: 01 September 2016
... Humanities university Urban Humanities cities manifesto Berkeley UCLA LA School of Urbanism dana cuff and jennifer wolch Urban Humanities and the Creative Practitioner A manifesto T he flow of the Los Angeles River, ever-precarious and never navigable, attractedsettlement along its shifting course...
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Boom. 2013; 3467–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.67
Published: 01 December 2013
... University of California 2014 Climate Resolve Jonathan Parfrey climate change fire sea-level rise Larry Goldzband Bay Conservation and Development Commission Sierra Nevada Pacific Ocean energy Glen MacDonald Juan Matute UCLA Jonathon Porritt Breakthrough Institute Michael Shellenberger...
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Boom. 2016; 63v–vi doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.v
Published: 01 September 2016
..., an artist and architect. They each serve as project directors of urban humanities initiatives at UC Berkeley and UCLA, respectively, working from two of California s epicenters of culture.2 Alas, Los Angeles by Brian Rinker, via Flickr. The urban humanities movement has been emerging far beyond...
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Boom. 2016; 63100–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.100
Published: 01 September 2016
... Communities for Mobility, From Lot to Spot, and Libros Schmibros in Los Angeles. Of course, no place is ever left untouched by those who try such interventions: we, too, as a research group from UCLA, became yet one more of the many intimacies between Los Angeles and Mexico City. These images provide glimpses...
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Boom. 2016; 6318–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.18
Published: 01 September 2016
... programs, scholarly approaches, and research agendas emerging at UCLA and UC Berkeley. You gave a very compelling talk at the Knowledge Design: Making Urban Humanities sympo- sium at UCLA a couple of years ago, providing insight into Karen, John, and Jane Tomi (sister) at the 5th Avenue parsonage, Los...
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Boom. 2016; 6325–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.25
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Returning to the university, there are two additional examples worth noting, which demonstrate the budding of immanent speculation within the university. During the summer of 2014, two teams of urban researchers in the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative produced short videos about Chinatown that delved into...
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Boom. 2016; 6394–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.94
Published: 01 September 2016
... Graphics and Multicultural Com- munities for Mobility, UCLA s urban humanists proposed life-size portraits of individual bicycle commuters be installed along commonly used roads. The portraits could be collaged together with maps, personal narratives, and traffic data to make legible the need for policy to...
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Boom. 2016; 624–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.4
Published: 01 June 2016
... pris- ons must be made available, as well as affordable housing, a community, and the list goes on. In 2013, Boom interviewed Sharon Dolovich, a professor at UCLA s School of Law, about the inhumane present and potential futures of prisons in California. She told us, If in 2050 we look back on the...
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Published: 01 March 2016
... and National Geographic. J O N C H R I S T E N S E N is the editor of Boom, a longtime journalist, and adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA. W E N D Y G I L M A R T I N is a writer...
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Boom. 2016; 6145–50 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.45
Published: 01 March 2016
... city at forty-five miles per hour writes UCLA professor Eric Avila in the exhibition catalogue Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future, 1940 1990. A masterful orchestration of trees, shrubs, grass, arched bridges, and winding pavement, the parkway was the architectural linchpin between the garden suburbs...
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Published: 01 December 2015
... Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA. H A N N A H C H U is a freelance filmmaker and photographer from the San Francisco Bay area. She can be found under a pile of storyboards and scripts, or exploring the outdoors. P H I L I P C L A Y T O N is the Ingraham...
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Published: 01 September 2015
... Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA. He is also a partner in Stamen Design. J O N A T H A N F O L E Y is the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, where he is also theWilliam R. and Gretchen B. Kimball...