Tanya Lokot interviews curators Oleksandra Pogrebnyak and Dmytro Chepurnyi about the Landscape As a Monument art residency programme and the changing geographical and cultural landscapes of Eastern Ukraine.
Yoon Jeong Oh revisits Tosaka Jun’s critical interpretations of Japanese society and cultural criticism, arguing that in his writing on post-WWI Japan, Tosaka problematizes the everyday and reinstates heterogeneous temporalities by restoring the social space occupied by the people who live, work, and move about the city streets.
Rahul Mukherjee leads a discussion with Germaine R. Halegoua on her book The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place.
Helen Morgan Parmett and Ipek A. Çelik Rappas discuss the impact of Covid-19 on domestic and international film and television production.
Germaine R. Halegoua leads a discussion with Rahul Mukherjee on his recent book Radiant Infrastructures: Media, Environment, and Cultures of Uncertainty.
Scott Rodgers explores the novelties and continuities of emergent, very local uses of social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what they indicate about our deepening interdependencies with platforms.
Will Straw analyzes nocturnal videos that reveal the scale of night-time cultures happening during the COVID-19 lockdown and the role of the pandemic in highlighting ongoing policy debates about urban lighting, urban noise, and spectacle.
A group of interdisciplinary researchers from Monash University examines urban robotics as an emerging possibility for the colonization of public space due to the absence of humans in the lockdown city.