Digital Salon Podcast
“Who is the We in Diaspora?”

“Who is the We in Diaspora?”

July 31, 2021

And for our 12th episode, Dr. Jonathan Jae-an Crisman, Assistant Professor of Public and Applied Humanities at the University of Arizona and a founding faculty of the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative composes  a sonic exploration of Asian American and diasporic collective identity through a chorus of sixteen different voices, recorded shortly after the Atlanta shootings of six Asian spa workers.

Sankofa: Black Healing Matters

Sankofa: Black Healing Matters

July 27, 2021

And for our 11th episode, UHI alumni and Urban Planning Master’s student Eliza Franklin explores the Black Matrix Collective, reimagining the ways in which Black Folx attain their higher self through internal and external healing.

Growing Resilience

Growing Resilience

July 24, 2021

And for our 10th episode, Bangkok-based interior architect, researcher and bread baker, Marta Kwiczała casts a collective of home bread-makers that emerged in the Covid-19 pandemic, in, as she calls it, a story of bread in three acts.

Family-ing/Familiando

Family-ing/Familiando

July 23, 2021

And for our 9th episode, Ana Maria Alvarez, founding artistic director of CONTRA-TIEMPO Activist Dance Theater and 2020 Doris Duke Artist  weaves a sonic tale about family-ing as a verb, tuning us into unrevealed practices of kinship that link us through a DNA of care.

Imagining Spatial Collectivity within UCLA Arts

Imagining Spatial Collectivity within UCLA Arts

July 18, 2021

And for our 8th episode, UHI alumi and PhD student of World Arts and Cultures and Dance at UCLA Lili Flores Raygoza and Roya Chagnon, Master student in Architecture at UCLA, investigate the potential for collective knowledge production through the creation of a Knowledge Center in the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture.

My Commute is Home

My Commute is Home

July 13, 2021

For our 7th episode, UHI alum and PhD student of Urban Planning at UCLA, Gus Wendel explores the state of the UCLA student commute to and from campus. 

 

Aerobics in the Age of Data Sprawl

Aerobics in the Age of Data Sprawl

July 11, 2021

For our 6th episode, UHI alumni, graduate of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design M.Arch I program, also, founder and leader of the Earth Girl Helen Brown Center for Planetary Intelligence Band, Heidi Alexander, relays the communal knowledge disseminated by the synchronized, vocalized, embodied practice of aerobics.

Jitney and Anarchy: A 100-Year Global History of Rideshare in Popular Music

Jitney and Anarchy: A 100-Year Global History of Rideshare in Popular Music

July 6, 2021

For our 5th episode, UHI alumni Peter Chesney and PhD candidate of History at UCLA dives into the history of rideshare in Los Angeles and beyond, illuminating the collective organizing practices that bear relevance to today’s so-called ‘sharing economy.’ 

Un/planned Transitions

Un/planned Transitions

July 3, 2021

For our 4th episode, UHI alumni and architects Martha Kriley and Hideyo Kameda reflect on a changed work environment for designers wrought by the pandemic.

You Are What You Read: Creating Critical Intimacy in the Zoom Classroom

You Are What You Read: Creating Critical Intimacy in the Zoom Classroom

June 29, 2021

For our 3rd episode UHI alum and PhD student in the English Department at UCLA, Miranda Hoegberg investigates the intersections between food, literature, and sound with her undergraduate students in an English class at UCLA. 

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