Jean Renoir’s vision of space has continued to sustain theorization since André Bazin’s major critical reappraisal of the quintessential French auteur in Cahiers du…Read More
Working in archives requires an archival sensibility. Jennifer Wild talks with Matt Hauske about her experience working in archives, and on the importance of understanding the archive as a space for generating on-the-ground historical perception.Read More
Malini Guha explores the recent Venice Architectural Biennale through the Turtle Island Pavilion, where land is wrested from a settler colonial and neoliberal conception of ownership and imagined instead in terms of community building and indigenous sovereigntyRead More
In this post, Helen Morgan Parmett takes stock of some of the ways in which media culture and practice, and particularly film and television, has helped to shape discourses of New Orleans historically and the ways in which more recent shifts in the city’s post-Katrina cultural economy have implicated the industrial conditions of media in the city as well as its global representation.Read More
In this wrap up to the Platform Urbanism roundtable, Scott Rodgers and Susan Moore argue that horizons of a platformed urban politics should entail critical engagement and practice.Read More
John Stehlin considers the historical resonances and specificity of platform urbanism.Read More
Matthew Wilson argues that, as a form of “self-city-nation,” platform urbanisms enable slippages between the self and outside organizing forces that expand logics of quantification.Read More
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.
In part two of the Mediapolis Q+A, Lawrence Webb continues his conversation with Tim Lawrence about the history of dance music culture in New York City.
Tim Lawrence is author of three groundbreaking books on the history of dance music culture in New York City. He sits down with Lawrence Webb to discuss the importance of space and place to writing music history, the extraordinary cultural fertility of New York, and the convergences between disco, punk, and hip-hop in the early 1980s.