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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., stratified by economic, social, and racial differences, and perhaps too invested in the security of its storied past. The Urban Humanities initiative is an attempt both to apply conventional tools in unconventional ways and to invent new tools by respecting the fundamental virtue of bricks, namely their...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anthony Cascardi; Michael Dear Efforts in the university that fly under the ‘‘urban humanities’’ flag represent larger phenomena that have emerged across humanistic disciplines for the past two decades. Hybrid initiatives have appeared alongside broad interdisciplinary efforts highlighting...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Dana Cuff; Jennifer Wolch Creative practices are needed to address the range of issues that confront contemporary cities—issues of social justice, economic development, and environmental quality. Urban humanities emphasize innovative methods and practices, which evolve along with shifting...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... arbitrary divisions between entities so that both their interconnections as well as collisions become more apparent. There are three interrelated ways that urban humanities go beyond conventional comparative urban studies and contribute to our understanding of the urban. In this essay, the matter is fleshed...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 110–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Walter Hood; Shannon Jackson From their origins, the University of California, Berkeley and The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) were established in different geographical, cultural, and political contexts. In a course sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, artist, designer and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... most certainly experimental. Between her transnational history, her role as a maker, and the strong spatiality of her writing, Yamashita’s insights have shaped the way urban humanities are practiced. Her landmark 1997 novel, Tropic of Orange , has become a key text and model for creative practice for...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Cityscapes, offered Fall 2015, aiming to collect data about human activities too often ignored. As part of the interdisciplinary UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative, the class aimed to harness methods not just from city planning, engineering, and architecture, but from the humanistic disciplines...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 84–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Noam Shoked In 2014, architecture Professor Margaret Crawford and Associate Professor of Art Practice Anne Walsh taught the first University of California, Berkeley, Global Urban Humanities Initiative research studio course, called “No Cruising: Mobility and Identity in Los Angeles.” What occurred...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jonathan Crisman Urban Humanities is emerging as a set of academic programs, scholarly approaches, and research agendas. Employing the conceptual tool “immanent speculation” this essay sets forth a proposal for practicing an inherently unknowable future in order to create the conditions for that...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2016
... University of California Berkeley and Los Angeles. While the LA School was critical, situated in social science, urban planning, and geography, another movement has emerged as more speculative, generative, and future-oriented. It brings urban planning, art, architecture, and the humanities to bear on...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
... multiple events in the metropolitan areas to reach differ- ent audiences. This second goal is easier since so many invitations come from urban areas. The key is to focus on invitations that reach different communities. Boom: Why is poetry significant, and why does it matter in today s society? Gioia...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... California, Irvine; the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University; the urban plan of Irvine; and the unfulfilled island plan for Santa Catalina Island. His most iconic buildings in California are San Francisco s Transamerica Pyramid, the spider-like Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... agricultural era, the era of urbanization through dams, aqueducts and reservoirs; or the interaction of nature and technology; or a pursuit of pure science anchored in nineteenth-century astronomy. I am not suggesting cause and effect here but, rather, paradigms that repeat themselves. Boom: What role do...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... home. Mean- while, Los Angeles, post-1984 Summer Olympics, seemed to be in the middle of another transition, ceding old notions of itself calling it community redevelopment and urban renewal I watched the key elements that had made up my relatives West pace, space, and a certain gentility begin...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Arts Research Center. J O N A T H A N C R I S M A N is project director for the Urban Humanities Initiative at University of California, Los Angeles; director of No Style, a design and publishing practice; and with Jia Gu he forms LA-BOR, an interdisciplinary art and architecture studio. D A N A C U F...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... useful. A group of urban humanities students at UCLA focused on Boyle Heights, which, like Westlake, is experienc- ing development pressure. The tools that the community partners asked for were pretty straightforward, like a manual about how to turn abandoned spaces into parks. It was an interesting...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Siembieda, and Barbara Boissevain. The Bulb has been an important testing ground for the interdisciplinary methods of the Global Urban Human- ities Initiative. The methods and the issues they raise are described in Albany Bulb GroundUp Issue 4 (http groundupjournal.org/albany-bulb). 78 BOOMCA L I FORN I A...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... its windswept dunes into parks and urban neighbor- hoods, it dammed the Tuolumne River in the Sierra Neva- da s Hetch Hetchy Valley, drowning a valley as spectacular as Yosemite s. Starting in 1934, it brought the Sierra snow- melt through 160 miles of aqueducts to a reservoir south of the city and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 100–109.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Peatonito and the Peatoni~nos Mexico City safe-street personality with his new taskforce of urban advocates. Photograph by Jeff Newton. Peatoni~nos Visual material from Peatoni~nos, an event that imagined what it would mean for children to have a right to the street. Peatonito, a local celebrity in Mexico...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
... often read as a celebration of urban harmony. A detail of Bearden s composition remains visible in Berkeley through the city s logo, promoting Berkeley s civic commitment to multiculturalism and diversity on municipal property from trashcans to buildings.1 Composed of photographs montaged together and...