In the first of her series of posts on transnational public art movements, Caitlin Bruce explores tensions around the relationship between urban identity and street art in Mexico.Read More
In this special podcast Q&A Mack Hagood interviews Shannon Mattern on her new book, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt, focusing on her discussion of sound.Read More
In this first installment of “Opening the Canon,” Mark Shiel reflects on Edward Soja’s influence on media studies, urban studies, and their intersections.Read More
This is the second part of the first installment of our new “From the Archive” section. In the first, Floris Paalman introduces the concepts…Read More
In “You are the Film I Started to Make but Never Finished,” Eleni Kalantzi exposes the inner thoughts and emotions of a student on what’s happening on the “outside.”
Helen Morgan Parmett and Conn Holohan introduce this installment of Student Voices. First, Helen Morgan Parmett discusses the themes of her seminar course, “Culture in the Mediapolis,” from which student essays in the section are drawn. Morgan Parmett emphasizes the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic influenced the course and her students. Holohan then provides an introduction to the short films students’ submitted as part of the section’s special feature on student responses to the pandemic.
Caitlyn Williams analyzes the film Crazy Rich Asians in conjunction with contemporary cultural policy efforts in Singapore that emphasize the creative economy.
Stanley Nugent, an MA student in Film Production & Direction at The John Huston School of Film, N.U.I.G., explores the effect of the lockdown on their 18 year old son in the film “Springtime 2020.”
In her poetic video essay, “The Long Way Home,” Lena Stevens pays homage to the tender moments of togetherness that we are fighting for every moment we spend in isolation.
Michael Naim discusses the phenomenon of Sherlock Holmes tourism in London. Naim argues that Sherlock tours stem from earlier forms of literary tourism, but the series’ multi-generational and multi-media expansions have created a more immersive form of media tourism.
In this conclusion to her two-part look at the Grenfell crisis, Anna Viola Sborgi examines the aftermath of a crisis and the ways in which activists have and have not been successful in ensuring continued focus on the underlying issues.
Alessio Kolioulis examines the work of GAIKA – music, videos, and films – and explores the critiques of surveillance and state control running throughout.
In the first of a two-part look at the Grenfell Tower crisis, Anna Sborgi examines the complicated relationship between the media and social housing in contemporary London.