The Land Lab
A community of learners studying land in its manifold forms and possibilities
Mia Charlene White is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in the Environmental Studies Program at the Schools of Public Engagement, with a co-teaching appointment at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. She is a faculty-affiliate of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, as well as with the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies. She has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Political Science from the State University of NY at Stonybrook, a Master of International Affairs (Environmental Policy) from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and a Ph.D in Urban Studies and Planning (Housing and Environment) from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Given the diversity of her training, Mia's work is interdisciplinary and she situates herself among radical geographers (race geography) and applied anthropologists, planning/urban theorists (fugitive planning), radical sociologists/historians and those others seeking to link social science concepts of space and race, to the humanities via art and protest.
Joseph Heathcott is the Chair of Urban + Environmental Studies at The New School. During the 2010-2011 academic year he served as the U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair for the United Kingdom at the University of the Arts in London, and as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. In 2016 he held the Mellon Distinguished Fellowship in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities at Princeton University. Most recently he was a Senior Visiting Scholar at L'École Urbaine, Sciences Po in Paris. In 2023 he will be a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work on race, planning, design, and urban land use has appeared in a wide variety of journals, book chapters, and essays over the last twenty years.