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HS15: Urban Natures


This interdisciplinary Working Group explores how natural landscapes and species are brought into urban contexts through art, architecture, design, and human life. What weedy forms of life take root in diverse urban contexts?

Open to New People

Active since: 2022

  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University

Collaborative Goals

In our third year, we hope to:

  1. Develop and expand our intellectual community by welcoming new members
  2. Engage in and nurture interdisciplinary curiosity
  3. Provide a venue for scholars (particularly junior scholars) to share and receive constructive feedback on works in progress.
  4. Plan for a workshop in AY25-26

Group Organizers

Chloe Ahmann

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Cornell University

Esra Akcan

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

Romita Ray

Associate Professor, Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University

Timur Hammond

Assistant Professor of Geography, Syracuse University

Group Members

  • Margaretha Haughwout, Assistant Professor, Colgate University
  • Alex Nading, Associate Professor, Cornell University
  • Berin Golonu, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo
  • Richard Fadok, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester