Mark Shiel considers some historical precedents for the current moment.
Stan Corkin discusses Trump’s affinity with televisuality and the dangers of the reality effect.
Caitlin Bruce identifies the polyrhythmic nature of the city as a potent model for resistance to the Trump administration’s tactics, and to anti-urban representations of the city as population instead of populace.
Sabine Haenni fills in the “points of warmth” on her migration map with examples of local resistance and local cinemas.
Johan Andersson considers the relationship between Trump’s rhetoric and the anti-urban themes of the contemporary war film.
Managing Editors Erica Stein and Brendan Kredell kick off the second phase of From the Editors’ Desk by asking what role media and the city can play in an effective response to the rapid pace of change.
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
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