The Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative (HMUI) invites applications for grants to support research projects with an urban focus, ideally with an interdisciplinary approach. Projects might include but are not limited to such issues as inequality, diversity, and climate change. We seek proposals in three broad areas:
HMUI Co-director Eve Blau publishes new article “Pedagogy and Politics: Making Place and Learning from Las Vegas,” in Eyes that Saw, Stanislaus von Moos and Martino Stierli, editors. Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2020.
HMUI Co-director Bruno Carvalho publishes op-eds in The New York Times on the threats of climate change and the potentials of bioeconomies in the urbanizing Amazonian basin (10/2/2020); on the war on drugs, state violence, and racism in...
HMUI Co-Director Eve Blau publishes article on the Urban Intermedia project: “Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative,” in Ways of Knowing Cities, Laura Kurgan and Dare Brawley, editors, New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City (CBAC), 2019, pp. 207-235.
The Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative aims to foster scholarship and disseminate knowledge connected to the understanding of cities and urbanization processes across the globe. We bring together multiple perspectives to address fundamental questions about changes to urban conditions across diverse sites and scales, with focus on a set of interwoven concerns... Read more about Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative Phase 2 Has Started