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A few reasons I love teaching about cities in CHID

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Sarah Jensen – “Towards a Critical Theory of Breast Cancer”

This essay was penned by the sister of Emily Jensen, one of my students during the first affect theory course I taught last year in CHID and a tireless and inspiring international rabble-rouser.

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Minoritarian urban research methods

I’m putting some finishing touches on a set of potential readings for a three-week exploration seminar to New York City that I am co-directing through the Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) program, and am looking for advice on minoritarian/marginal/experimental field … Continue reading

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Mariel Vaca-Cruz’s Exploration of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Seattle

Another great project from my class, this time focusing on TOD in Seattle. I often say that my mission with this class is to arm students from across the university with critical tools and perspectives about urbanization, and I think … Continue reading

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Tariku Allen’s “Aurora Deconstructed”

Here you can find another project from my CHID cities course wherein Allen is doing a contemporary version of what Georges Perec undertakes in An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris. It includes video, audio, and Perec-influenced text.

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Aidan Quinlan’s “The Right to the Alley”

An excellent final project from my “Writing and Reading the City” course in the Comparative History of Ideas program at UW. Aidan is a graduating senior in English and is interested in architecture/urban design and critical theory.

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Two quotations/two reasons I love teaching

Two quotations from an excellent student’s project progress report: “(I once wrote in a notebook, among a list of things to accomplish over the following year: ‘be more bohemian’. This is not a lie.)” “It’s weird that when we look … Continue reading

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