The course is part of the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, which studies global cities by combining methods from architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, and urban design with approaches from the arts and humanities. The Initiative supports new interdisciplinary courses, symposia, exhibitions, and publications, and is made possible with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Students will be admitted to the course on the basis of their applications, with selection criteria designed to ensure a diverse mix of disciplines. Application forms and instructions are available here and are due at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 19. All applicants are also required to attend an information session at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 22 at 5 PM. Students chosen will be informed by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23 and must confirm they will enroll by noon that day to allow for alternates in case of non-enrollment. The first day of class is Wednesday, August 24.