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.
John Stehlin considers the historical resonances and specificity of platform urbanism.
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.
Sarah Barns uses Henri Lefebvre’s theories of the quotidian to consider platform urbanism as a mode of ‘everyday’ urban intervention.
Maroš Krivý asks whether platforms contribute to the dynamics of uneven urban development itself.
Lizzie Richardson’s followup post explores urban plan forms as technologies of urban life.
Roberto Cavallini unpacks the essay film’s potential for ideological critique vis-à-vis its position within the film industry.
Iván Villarmea Álvarez explores the politics of memory in the contemporary city essay film.
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
Four years ago, the Italian National Amateur Film Archive in Bologna was able to collect audiovisual materials (film and analog videos) from Bologna’s radical political scene of the late eighties and early nineties. What does it mean to archive radical records?Read More