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.
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
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.