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.Read More
How have slums been represented onscreen? In the first installment of a three-part series, Igor Krstić considers the history of the cinematic representation of slums and examines the capacity of visual media to portray the complex relationships between capitalism and urban development.Read More
Malini Guha discusses how IsumaTV’s exhibition at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale manifests notions of infrastructural media sovereignty.Read More
Anna Sborgi discusses the recent University College London symposium on the essay film and the urban, concentrating on the form’s potential to depict socially marginal positions as well as capital’s embedding in the city.Read More
David Seamon explores urbanist Jane Jacobs as a phenomenologist, pointing to her understanding of neighborhoods a place-grounded choreography facilitated by interacting physical and human features and processes.Read More
Daryl Meador explores how the cinematography, soundscape, and generic context of Texas in The Last Picture Show not only evoke alienation but articulate it to settler colonialism.Read More
In this issue’s Global Public Art column, Caitlin Bruce discusses her Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project, which connects post-industrial cities across the US/Mexico border and offers new ways of producing and engaging graffiti and mural-making.Read More
In this installment of the Mediapolis Q&A, Angelo Restivo interviews Ofer Eliaz about his new book Cinematic Cryptonomies: The Absent Body in Postwar Film.
Nathan Holmes discusses his new book Welcome to Fear City: Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination with Mediapolis Reviews Editor Noelle Griffis.
Alexander Davis interviews Joshua Glick about his new book, which rethinks Los Angeles as a center of documentary production
Our Mediapolis Live series continues with part two of an interview with Dora Apel, author of “Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline.” Here, she and Mediapolis co-editor Brendan Kredell discuss the legacies of Henry Ford and Coleman Young in contemporary Detroit, and the critique of “creative class” urban planning.
Our Mediapolis Live series continues with an interview with Dora Apel, author of “Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline.” In the first of a two-part series, co-editor Brendan Kredell discusses with Apel her notion of the “deindustrial sublime” and the nomenclature of ruin photography.