In this wrap up to the Platform Urbanism roundtable, Scott Rodgers and Susan Moore argue that horizons of a platformed urban politics should entail critical engagement and practice.Read More
John Stehlin considers the historical resonances and specificity of platform urbanism.Read More
Matthew Wilson argues that, as a form of “self-city-nation,” platform urbanisms enable slippages between the self and outside organizing forces that expand logics of quantification.Read More
Sarah Barns uses Henri Lefebvre’s theories of the quotidian to consider platform urbanism as a mode of ‘everyday’ urban intervention.Read More
Maroš Krivý asks whether platforms contribute to the dynamics of uneven urban development itself.Read More
Lizzie Richardson’s followup post explores urban plan forms as technologies of urban life.Read More
Josh Gleich examines the value and limitations of historical records that will inform his cross-disciplinary study of Old Tucson Studios.Read More
Chris Lukinbeal explains how GIS techniques, drone technology, and multi-layer mapping data can help trace the topography of location shoots.Read More
Josh Gleich and Chris Lukinbeal use a perennial location for westerns to ask how film scholars and geographers might each approach such a site and what they might learn from one another.Read More
Roberto Cavallini unpacks the essay film’s potential for ideological critique vis-à-vis its position within the film industry.Read More
Iván Villarmea Álvarez explores the politics of memory in the contemporary city essay film.Read More
Thomas Elsaesser traces Wim Wenders and Yohji Yamamoto’s intertwined history through personal upheavals and national trauma to arrive, unexpectedly, at Weimar photography.Read More
Moving-image installations and media architecture have recently given renewed currency to established notions of dispositif, apparatus, and spectatorship. These concepts have allowed for new inquiries into the relationships among screens, viewers, and space in the urban context. In this Polished Panel, the participants use close analyses of peripheral practices of projection to illuminate the centrality of architecture to spectatorial experience.
Mediated cityscapes often reinforce the stigma associated with devalued areas and the underprivileged, yet can also undermine dominant perceptions and counter misrepresentations of place. In this Polished Panel, the participants map that tension that emerges between real and represented places, using a spatial approach to race to trace formal and industrial practices that create meaningful linkages among spaces, places, and bodies.
Of all popular film genres, horror perhaps makes the most consistent and flexible use of space. This use maps out landscapes of power, repression, and displacement. In this Polished Panel, the participants propose to use horror as a map of gentrification and its spectre of racialized violence.