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We are an interdisciplinary and cross-divisional group of faculty and graduate students working across the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC San Diego and interested in questions of space and politics. We are funded by the International Institute and meet three times per quarter to share research in progress, co-organize events, read together and bring guest speakers to campus. Read more about us. 

Thematic clusters

We are focusing this year's discussions around three themes: Dystopian presents and utopian futures as emancipatory politics in Fall 2020; Techno-scientific utopias, environmental racism and design in Winter 2021; and Re-enchantments in Spring 2021.

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Kevan Malone has recently published a piece on The Washington Post, titled "San Diego and Tijuana’s shared sewage problem has a long history".

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