Anna Viola Sborgi considers how recent documentary films reconfigure porosity as permeability, and reflects on questions of social inclusion in the city under lockdown.Read More
Erin Schlumpf thinks through the spatial politics of slow cinema and orders to shelter in place.Read More
Annie Dell’Aria discusses screen media’s potential to make both public space and private space—during times of social distancing—more porous.Read More
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 strategiesRead More
Sabine Haenni’s introduction to the second round explores pores as media, biology, and as form.Read More
Hai Ren rethinks the creative city away from its anthropocentricism and toward a nonhuman art intelligenceRead More
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.Read More
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….Read More
Caitlin Bruce reports on urban art and social movements in Bogotá.Read More
Carrie Rentschler on feminist and anti-racist practices in the porous urban spaces and surfaces of chalking, graffiti, and posteringRead More
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 spaceRead More
Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf discusses Liu Jiayin’s documentary interiors in connection to Beijing’s porous, globalized spaceRead More
Moving-image installations and media architecture have recently given renewed currency to established notions of dispositif, apparatus, and spectatorship. These concepts have allowed for new inquiries into the relationships among screens, viewers, and space in the urban context. In this Polished Panel, the participants use close analyses of peripheral practices of projection to illuminate the centrality of architecture to spectatorial experience.
Mediated cityscapes often reinforce the stigma associated with devalued areas and the underprivileged, yet can also undermine dominant perceptions and counter misrepresentations of place. In this Polished Panel, the participants map that tension that emerges between real and represented places, using a spatial approach to race to trace formal and industrial practices that create meaningful linkages among spaces, places, and bodies.
Of all popular film genres, horror perhaps makes the most consistent and flexible use of space. This use maps out landscapes of power, repression, and displacement. In this Polished Panel, the participants propose to use horror as a map of gentrification and its spectre of racialized violence.