Alex Kupfer explores how the promotional films for Disney’s Golden Oak community blur distinctions between resident and fan, employee and family memberRead More
Theo Stojanov discusses the arrival of the game industry in Montreal, and its marketing to new workers.Read More
Myles McNutt discusses how Los Angeles has been forced to rethink its approach to competing in a new television landscape characterized by mobile productionRead More
In the first-round introduction to our new Roundtable, Lawrence Webb uses the example of Amazon HQ2 to ask how urban corporate and residential relocation campaigns illuminate issues of citizenship and city branding, and poses questions to our participantsRead 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
Large 21st century conferences, such as ICA 2016 in Fukuoka, evoke the impressive growth and diversification of academia within, between, and across disciplines. Yet their “poison”, if you will, is that they are so very large and up-scaled: potentially alienating; and clearly struggling with logistical complexity.Read More
Queer public spaces are zones of intimacy and possibility. They spatialize desire in ways that foster new modes of being and wanting. When I read about the June 12, 2016 shooting at Pulse in Orlando, I saw with new clarity how the public spaces in which I have felt most fully alive can so quickly be obliterated.Read More
In this installment of our continuing series of conversations with authors of new books on cities and urban culture, reviews editor Noelle Griffis talks with Pamela Robertson Wojcik about her new book on the figure of the child in American urban film and fiction.
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.
Martha Shearer sits down with Mediapolis to discuss her new book on the history of New York City musicals.
The Global Cinematic City contributors consider the place of cinema and the concept of the cinematic city as the urban is increasingly informed by new forms of media, and how best to continue to think about the cinema and the city
Our Global Cinematic Cities contributors concentrate on the political implications of their topic, and look at the gaps left when approaching space through media