The Michigan-Mellon Project on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis
The project is made possible by a $1.3 million grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation to allow design theory and practice to inform and be informed by questions of social justice, social movements and transformative creative arts movements - both past and present.
The emphasis on cities will focus humanists on linking theories of human interaction and collective life with the physical space of a city and its histories. The increased expertise in urbanism allows for humanists to better understand the market forces and economic constraints that inform design decisions that directly affect human life.
PRESS RELEASE FROM PARTNER IN MEXICO CITY: LIGA Interludes 17: INTERACTIVE LIVE STREAM OF THE SYMPOSIUM - The Egalitarian Metropolis
On April 11, LIGA hosted an interactive live stream broadcast of the inaugural Symposium for the The Michigan/Mellon Project on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis. The symposium brought together leading scholars and designers to think about new paradigms for urbanism in contemporary cities. The symposium was held simultaneously at LIGA in Mexico City and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor via an interactive live stream broadcast. Download the full press release.
About The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Grant
The Mellon Foundation’s Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is a new initiative in the Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities program interested in establishing multidisciplinary research programs that can generate new insights into changing urban conditions, as well as curricula that would prepare students to tackle the urban problems of the future. The initiative supports projects that bring together humanists, architects, and social scientists around urban questions. For more information visit The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation website.