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Call for Proposals and Submissions

On behalf of the editorial board of Boom California, published by University of California Press, we seek proposals from scholars, […]

Porosity by Maite Zubiaurre.

Urban Humanities Pedagogy: The Classroom, Education, and New Humanities

Jonathan Banfill Todd Presner Maite Zubiaurre At University of California, Los Angeles, the Humanities are located at both the historic […]

University of California, Berkeley campus, viewed from the east circa 1874. Photograph courtesy of the Bancroft Library.

The Inside-Out Museum/ The Inside-Out University

Walter Hood Shannon Jackson Editor’s note: In 1873 when California’s flagship public university moved to its present location, then part […]

Loterı´a Urbana
Loterı´a is a traditional bingo game common in Mexico City. Here it has been developed into a platform for community engagement
in Los Angeles and Mexico City, representing a world where alternative reality gaming can bring neighbors closer together.
Image by Angelica Becerra and William Davis.

Learning the City: Developing New Networks of Understanding

Jonathan Banfill Angélica Becerra Jeannette Mundy In 2016, the borders that divide cities in California and Mexico (and even internally […]

Displaying La Caja Ma´gica (the Magic Box), a chrome-coated plywood box that unfolds to expose an interior of grass serving as a stool.
The box stores grass mats to create seating for an audience.

Seeking Literary Justice: La Caja Mágica in Boyle Heights

Maricela Becerra Cat Callaghan Will Davis Grace Ko Benjamin Kolder Alejandro Ramirez MendezIt is two-thirty in the afternoon on Sunday, […]

Cyclist cutouts heightening awareness in Boyle Heights. Mockup by Jeannette Mundy.

Neither Here Nor There: Engaging Mexico City and Los Angeles

Dana Cuff Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris “Much of urban history research has sought to pair or categorize cities on the basis of […]

Photograph by Greg Niemeyer.

Waves of Data: Illuminating Pathways with San Leandro Lights

Greg Niemeyer On 20 May 2014, Brittney Silva, a student nearing graduation from San Leandro High School, was walking along […]

A performance of Hopscotch.

Practicing the Future: Exercises in Immanent Speculation

Jonathan Crisman Los Angeles is a city made from an assemblage of speculative practices. Spain colonized the region, surmising it […]

Photograph of Karen Tei Yamashita by Mary Uyematsu Kao.

A Boom Interview: In conversation with Jonathan Crisman and Jason S. Sexton

A Boom Interview In conversation with Jonathan Crisman and Jason S. Sexton Karen Tei Yamashita Editor’s note: Karen Tei Yamashita […]

Porciuncula, an installation on the LA River made of balloons filled with the river’s fragrance: ‘‘grass, ocean air, desiccated concrete, industrial zoning,
railyards, soda cans, wild animals.’’ By LA-BOR (Jia Gu and Jonathan Crisman), 2015. Photograph by Monica Nouwens.

Urban Humanities and the Creative Practitioner

Dana Cuff Jennifer Wolch The flow of the Los Angeles River, ever-precarious and never navigable, attracted settlement along its shifting […]