In the first of her series of posts on transnational public art movements, Caitlin Bruce explores tensions around the relationship between urban identity and street art in Mexico.Read More
In this special podcast Q&A Mack Hagood interviews Shannon Mattern on her new book, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt, focusing on her discussion of sound.Read More
In this first installment of “Opening the Canon,” Mark Shiel reflects on Edward Soja’s influence on media studies, urban studies, and their intersections.Read More
This is the second part of the first installment of our new “From the Archive” section. In the first, Floris Paalman introduces the concepts…Read More
In “Ruins, Representation and the Right to the City,” Spencer Cunningham provides a deft summary of the ongoing discussion surrounding the redevelopment of the City of Detroit, exploring the aesthetics (or, rather, the aestheticization) of the city’s urban ruins, and the contradictory forces of gentrification that continue into the present day.
In “Urban Topographies of Global Imagination,” Josh White investigates the geographical dimensions of global governance and its disjunction from the imaginaries of global communion that appear in contemporary popular culture, including the television program, Sense8. White’s analysis includes a critical examination of Michel Foucault’s “heterotopias.”
In “Infrastructural Inequality and Digital Divides,” Kortnee Tilson navigates through the dense theoretical content of Manuel Castells’ work on networked societies, and provides an evaluation of his insights for questions of power, inequality and access in connection with digital infrastructures.
Kendra Thompson investigates the urban technologies that both divide us and reconnect us.
Helen Morgan-Parmett introduces the new section of the journal, Student Voices, which features innovative, undergraduate student scholarship.
Joshua Synenko introduces the papers featured in the inaugural issue of the Student Voices section. In it, he explains the context for his course, Contemporary Topics in Media Studies, where he had his students focus on the relationships between media and urban geography with a particular focus on urban infrastructures and geomedia. He provides brief overviews of the student work featured in the section.
In this conclusion to her two-part look at the Grenfell crisis, Anna Viola Sborgi examines the aftermath of a crisis and the ways in which activists have and have not been successful in ensuring continued focus on the underlying issues.
Alessio Kolioulis examines the work of GAIKA – music, videos, and films – and explores the critiques of surveillance and state control running throughout.
In the first of a two-part look at the Grenfell Tower crisis, Anna Sborgi examines the complicated relationship between the media and social housing in contemporary London.