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About Global Urban Humanities/Future Histories Lab

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative and its Future Histories Lab, is a joint venture funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, led by UC Berkeley Arts & Humanities Division of the College of Letters & Science and the College of Environmental Design. It brings together scholars and practitioners from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, city and regional planning, and multiple humanities disciplines - ranging from foreign languages & culture, comparative literature, and history of art to theater, dance and performance studies. Together, faculty and graduate students are developing new theoretical paradigms, research methods, pedagogical approaches, and community-based partnerships to help address the complex problems facing today's global cities and regions.