HS15: Urban Natures


This interdisciplinary Working Group explores two questions:

  1. How are natural landscapes and species brought into urban contexts through art, architecture, design, and human life?
  2. What are the weedy, and unruly forms of plant and animal life that take root in cities?

Active since: 2022

Open to New People

  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University

Collaborative Goals

In our inaugural year of work, we hope to work toward the following three goals:

  1. Provide a place for interdisciplinary exchange;
  2. Provide a venue for scholars (particularly junior scholars) to share and receive constructive feedback on work-in-progress; and
  3. Build toward expanded collaborations between colleagues in and beyond the Central New York region.

Group Organizers

Timur Hammond

Assistant Professor of Geography, Syracuse University

Esra Akcan

Professor; Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory, Department of Architecture, Cornell University

Chloe Ahmann

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Cornell University

Romita Ray

Associate Professor, Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University