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
Malini Guha discusses a recent symposium on Asian Canadian identities and the spaces, nodes, and networks of diaspora.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