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.
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.
Carrie Rentschler on feminist and anti-racist practices in the porous urban spaces and surfaces of chalking, graffiti, and postering
Annie Dell'Aria shows how illuminations and projections move through the fluid, living skin of the built environment, parting the boundaries between public and private space
Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf discusses Liu Jiayin's documentary interiors in connection to Beijing's porous, globalized space
Anna Viola Sborgi explores the varied history of London's Docklands as a vector of threats to the empire, the loci of gentrification, and a space where the past opens into the present
Sabine Haenni introduces the new Roundtable with some reflections on the meanings of the porous and the historical origins of the idea of the porous city