In the final post of the Roundtable, Helena Holgersson and Erik Florin Persson address the role of Richard Florida’s ideas in Gothenburg’s self-presentation and self-conception.
Alex Kupfer reflects on Disney’s history of expropriation in connection to economic inequality and labor disputes as the Roundtable wraps up.
Theo Stojanov explores the Montreal game industry’s construction of its ideal recruit in the context of local policies, especially surrounding language
Myles McNutt discusses the various ways in which cities do and do not transform their status as popular shooting locations into spatial capital
In this introduction to the second round, Lawrence Webb asks the contributors to consider media industries and the cities they generate from the perspective of those cities’ citizens and users
Helena Holgersson & Erik Florin Persson explore Gothenberg’s new promotional films, and trace their attempted resuscitation of older notions of community and government
Sharon Albert & Amy Corbin end this issue with a discussion of the integrative assignments they designed around immigration and migration for their linked courses.Read More
Sharon Albert & Amy Corbin on teaching migration, travel, and immigration through the cluster formatRead More
In this Deep Dive, Annie Dell’Aria looks to Cincinnati’s recent Blink light festival to explore how such illuminations are used to define cities and the urban experience for residentsRead More
In our new “Screening Canada” column, Malini Guha reflects on world building as a politically progressive counter to nationalism at the recent Canadian and International Biennial.Read More
Floris Paalman takes a considered look at Thomas Elsaesser’s documentary Die Sonneninsel (The Sun Island). The construction of the European Central Bank on the site of Frankfurt’s former wholesale market – a building designed by Elsaesser’s grandfather, Martin – offers an opportunity to probe architectural and family history, in what Paalman terms “auto-media archaeology.”
In our continuing look back at the year that was 2017, Hunter Vaughan reflects on Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, and popular culture’s potential as a tool for social responsibility and engagement.
Concluding our look back at the year that was 2017, Amy Corbin reflects on the lessons learned from an evening at the cinema, and the audience conversation after a screening of Jay Dockendorf’s Naz & Maalik.