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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.