Jean Renoir’s vision of space has continued to sustain theorization since André Bazin’s major critical reappraisal of the quintessential French auteur in Cahiers du…Read More
Alexander Davis interviews Joshua Glick about his new book, which rethinks Los Angeles as a center of documentary productionRead More
Working in archives requires an archival sensibility. Jennifer Wild talks with Matt Hauske about her experience working in archives, and on the importance of understanding the archive as a space for generating on-the-ground historical perception.Read More
Malini Guha explores the recent Venice Architectural Biennale through the Turtle Island Pavilion, where land is wrested from a settler colonial and neoliberal conception of ownership and imagined instead in terms of community building and indigenous sovereigntyRead More
In this post, Helen Morgan Parmett takes stock of some of the ways in which media culture and practice, and particularly film and television, has helped to shape discourses of New Orleans historically and the ways in which more recent shifts in the city’s post-Katrina cultural economy have implicated the industrial conditions of media in the city as well as its global representation.Read More
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
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.