Welcome to the companion website for the upcoming workshop Urban Intermedia: the City between Experience and Information.  We are very excited for the workshop and we look forward to seeing everyone soon. Please feel free to explore this website.

Executive Summary

The irreducible complexity of the contemporary urban makes communication and collaboration across disciplinary borders essential, and calls for new intermedial research methods that make it possible to examine multiple factors in unstable conditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This daylong workshop engages directly with methods and media of urban research. It explores the ways in which the digitized information, communication and media technologies we use to visualize and understand the contemporary urban not only condition what we see, but also shape the kinds of knowledge that our research produces and the ways in which we conceptualize the urban itself. These conditions call for direct critical engagement with the recursive and mutually remediating relationship between the tools and objects of our research.  We will thus explore how new intermedial and cross-disciplinary methods allow us to frame questions that bridge sites and disciplines to probe multidimensional conditions of the contemporary urban. 

Workshop Leaders

Eve Blau
Adjunct Professor of the History and Theory of Urban Form and Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Julie Buckler
Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Director of the Humanities Program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
Website: http://faculty.slavic.fas.harvard.edu/julie-buckler/home
Email: buckler@fas.harvard.edu

Erik Ghenoiu
Research Program Manager, Harvard-Mellon Initiative on Urbanism
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Website: http://mellonurbanism.harvard.edu/portfolio_page/erik-ghenoiu/
Email: eghenoiu@gsd.harvard.edu

Robert Pietrusko
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Website: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/robert-pietrusko.html
Email: pietrusko@gsd.harvard.edu