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Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms – Invisible Cities: 24-hour Student Design Challenge

Public Humanities, Explorations in the Medical Humanities

dateApril 9–10, 2021 locationVirtual Event

This event has been postponed at the request of the organizers and participants, in solidarity with the ongoing Graduate Workers Union/UAW strike at Columbia University. We hope to set a new date in the coming weeks.

  • Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Columbia Global Centers
  • Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Center for Science and Society
  • Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics
  • Weatherhead East Asian Institute
  • The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
  • Registration coming soon!

Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms over background of yellow city map

Part of the Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms Series

To mark the launch of the Medical Humanities major at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, we are hosting an inaugural virtual series, “Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms,” which will serve as an essential rallying point for Columbia faculty, current students, and alumni of the Medicine, Literature and Society track. Featuring scholars, activists and artists from a range of fields—from epidemiology to science fiction to urban planning—the series will both illustrate the imaginative possibilities of the Medical Humanities, while also grounding its activities in the community-building work of students at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Faculty Facilitators Lan Li (Medical Humanities, Rice University) and Anthony Acciavatti (Architecture, Yale University), Alumni Facilitators Malvika Jolly, Adam Lee John

*More details to be announced soon

This event celebrates the launch of our new Medical Humanities major. Learn more about the major here.