Directed by Bharat Venkat, the UCLA Heat Lab is an interdisciplinary effort to study the experience of thermal inequality. We aim to bring together undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty with members of the community to study heat from a diversity of disciplinary perspectives, ranging from architecture and urban planning to biology, climate science, economics, geography, anthropology, and history. At present, we are particularly interested in
      • how ordinary people actually experience heat as an embodied sensation that shapes their lives
      • the relationship between heat, health, and the built environment
      • how exposure to heat and its effects are unequally distributed (thermal inequality and justice)
      • how we might map, represent, or otherwise visualize those exposures and effects

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