Global Urban Studies is a new MA Elective at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.
Drawing on the Department's broad geographical and disciplinary span, the Elective brings together cross-cultural and comparative perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences to the study of a world of cities.
During courses, seminars and summer schools that can either be chosen as a package (30 ECTS), or as individual units, students are enabled to explore the question of how cities are shaped by people, and how people shape cities. Through immersion in classical theories, cutting edge research and innovative learning processes, the student acquires knowledge of the ways in which cities and urban spaces are created, negotiated, organized, used and ascribed cultural meaning.
On this website, you can learn more about our summer schools in 'Urban Culture in Theory and Action' and 'Cultural Production and Urban Space', as well as our regular courses on 'Global Urban Studies'.
Malcolm Miles (Uni of Plymouth), 19 August 2015: "Rights to Cities: Lefebvre and Power in Complex Urban Environments" Watch the lecture by Malcolm Miles
Minna Valjakka (Academy of Finland), 18 August 2015: "Transcultural Urban Creativity and Activism in Hong Kong" Watch the lecture by Minna Valjakka
Lena M. Scheen (NYU / Shanghai), 18 August 2015: "Urban Renewal and Cultural Imagination in Shanghai" Watch the lecture by Lena Maria Scheen