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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. Advertisements

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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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How to teach from The Arcades Project(?)

If you’ve found this post looking for answers, I must apologize for I have none. What I do have is one two-hour session to draw on. First things first: I teach a class I designed called “Writing and Reading the … Continue reading

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First time teaching a novel

Today was a big day, marking my first attempt at teaching a novel in my CHID (Comparative History of Ideas) course at UW. The class is called “Writing and Reading the City” and I developed the syllabus for it about … Continue reading

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