The pandemic has put pressure on the form of the city – exposing racial and class inequities that have exacerbated the uneven effects of the virus – while at the same time offering unique opportunities to break with the past and imagine our world anew. Students will explore a theme related to the urban landscape of the contemporary city and to devise a speculative alternative model for an imagined future city.
First place prize will be $500, followed by $350 for second place and $250 for third place.
Lan Li, Assistant Professor of History at Rice University and 2016-2019 Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience
Open to undergraduates from any American university; registration required. For more information and to learn more about project requirements, please visit the event webpage. Part of the Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms series.