Mark Shiel considers some historical precedents for the current moment.
Stan Corkin discusses Trump’s affinity with televisuality and the dangers of the reality effect.
Caitlin Bruce identifies the polyrhythmic nature of the city as a potent model for resistance to the Trump administration’s tactics, and to anti-urban representations of the city as population instead of populace.
Sabine Haenni fills in the “points of warmth” on her migration map with examples of local resistance and local cinemas.
Johan Andersson considers the relationship between Trump’s rhetoric and the anti-urban themes of the contemporary war film.
Managing Editors Erica Stein and Brendan Kredell kick off the second phase of From the Editors’ Desk by asking what role media and the city can play in an effective response to the rapid pace of change.
Mark Broughton and Sophia Satchell-Baeza report from Kings College London on the “1968 and Its Legacies” symposium, reflecting on the history – and historiography – of the Long Sixties and tensions between activism and academia.Read More
In part two of the Mediapolis Q+A, Lawrence Webb continues his conversation with Tim Lawrence about the history of dance music culture in New York City.Read More
Tim Lawrence is author of three groundbreaking books on the history of dance music culture in New York City. He sits down with Lawrence Webb to discuss the importance of space and place to writing music history, the extraordinary cultural fertility of New York, and the convergences between disco, punk, and hip-hop in the early 1980s.Read More
Our coverage of “Film, Media, and Toronto’s Built Environment” continues with a presentation from filmmaker and architect Joseph Clement.Read More
In the final post of the Roundtable, Helena Holgersson and Erik Florin Persson address the role of Richard Florida’s ideas in Gothenburg’s self-presentation and self-conception.
Alex Kupfer reflects on Disney’s history of expropriation in connection to economic inequality and labor disputes as the Roundtable wraps up.
Theo Stojanov explores the Montreal game industry’s construction of its ideal recruit in the context of local policies, especially surrounding language
Myles McNutt discusses the various ways in which cities do and do not transform their status as popular shooting locations into spatial capital
In this introduction to the second round, Lawrence Webb asks the contributors to consider media industries and the cities they generate from the perspective of those cities’ citizens and users
Helena Holgersson & Erik Florin Persson explore Gothenberg’s new promotional films, and trace their attempted resuscitation of older notions of community and government