This summer, director Eve Blau and Professor Max Hirsch travelled with four graduate research assist...
RECONCEPTUALIZING THE URBAN
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTS, SOCIETIES, AND CULTURES
Reconceptualizing the Urban is a four year investigation of urban studies funded by the Mellon Foundation. It brings together scholars and resources from across Harvard University and is directed toward establishing a vigorous, interdisciplinary, and coordinated study of urban environments in the humanities. The primary goals of the project include: the development of sustained research projects that incorporate new visual and digital methods in the study of urban environments; contributing to the Harvard curriculum with urban studies courses co-taught by GSD and FAS faculty; producing publications and exhibitions; and generating a wide variety of urban studies programming and intellectual community-building. This initiative will play a significant role in shaping long-term goals for urban studies at Harvard’s undergraduate and graduate levels.