Anan Zhou examines the use of social media and labor conditions in China during the coronavirus pandemic.
Yang Zhan examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labor mobility, particularly for service workers, in China’s growing economy.
Luís Costa discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on residents of the favelas in Rio’s divided city.
Francisco Foot Hardman documents actions of solidarity from faculty and undergraduate students at Peking University to indigenous communities in Brazil.
Hui Jiang discusses the tension between socio-economic rights and civil rights in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the first of our global reports on COVID-19, Laura-Zoë Humphreys shows how the disruption of person-to-person media distribution networks has affected urban sociality in Havana, Cuba.
Claire King interviews Caitlin Bruce on her new book, Painting Publics: Transnational Legal Graffiti Scenes as Spaces for Encounter
Anna Viola Sborgi considers how recent documentary films reconfigure porosity as permeability, and reflects on questions of social inclusion in the city under lockdown.
Erin Schlumpf thinks through the spatial politics of slow cinema and orders to shelter in place.
Annie Dell’Aria discusses screen media’s potential to make both public space and private space—during times of social distancing—more porous.
Carrie Rentschler explores urban porosity via a feminist infrastructural focus on key points of transfer and transit in the city that activists target for change using a range of aesthetic and political strategies
Sabine Haenni’s introduction to the second round explores pores as media, biology, and as form.
Hai Ren rethinks the creative city away from its anthropocentricism and toward a nonhuman art intelligence
Filmmaker Ariel Nasr explains the premises and production history of The Forbidden Reel, a documentary about the Afghan film archive reflecting the social-political structures of Afghanistan and its capital Kabul.
The China-Africa engagement has been a heated topic of debate for the past decade, not only in academia, but also with the general public….
Caitlin Bruce reports on urban art and social movements in Bogotá.