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.
In this third and final part of our Slums series, Ranjani Mazumdar discusses two recent films that have created “embodied cartographies” of Mumbai’s Dharavi.
Charlotte Brunsdon, Pamela Wojcik, Malini Guha, and Kulraj Phullar discuss liminal spaces of inclusion/exclusion and South Asian film at the London: Gateway to Cinema and Media Studies Symposium
In the second part of our Slum series, Elmo Gonzaga probes the ethics of journalistic, cinematic, and gamified images of informal settlements in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.