The planet is becoming more urban every day. Yet scholars in two academic domains that have lots to say about city life, humanities departments and architecture schools, rarely talk to each other. What if they did?
That’s the key question behind a new effort to re-imagine urban studies.
Roughly a dozen institutions—including Cornell University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of California at Berkeley and at Los Angeles—are participating in the new “Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities” program, quietly begun in December by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Mellon expects to invest between $12- and $15-million in the initial round of projects.”
Mellon Puts Humanities in Close Touch With Urban Studies
February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments