Living London: City, Scene, Anthropocene

Taking London’s metropolis as both setting and object, this program combines urban and environmental studies, theater, literature, and field experience to give students tools to knit together for themselves a first-hand perspective on one of the world’s most vibrant multicultural cities. From its history as Roman outpost and hub of the U.K.’s vast empire to its evolving post-colonial present in the Anthropocene, London offers the student traveler an incomparable text of human striving, meaning-making, and change.

The program will include:

  • Seeing 2-3 theater performances each week;
  • Exploring the city as a multilayered history and cultural geography and as a stage of human interaction;
  • Cultivating first-hand knowledge of a particular street or neighborhood with its businesses, human constituents, and 24-hr. life cycle.