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.
Film scholar Thomas Elsaesser passed away in Beijing on December 4, 2019. His death not only coincides with the end of a decade, but…Read More
Postscriptum by Igor Krstic I can add only little to what Floris already outlined above in regard to Thomas Elsaesser’s scholarly concepts and wide-ranging…Read More
Dennis Hanlon and Amy Tibbitts discuss how they managed issues connected to team teaching, interdisciplinary topics, and diversely prepared student populations in their class on Spanish and Argentine cinemas of the economic crisis.Read More
Christopher Holliday reports on the recent Cities in Crisis symposium held at King’s College London.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.
John Stehlin considers the historical resonances and specificity of platform urbanism.
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.
Sarah Barns uses Henri Lefebvre’s theories of the quotidian to consider platform urbanism as a mode of ‘everyday’ urban intervention.
Maroš Krivý asks whether platforms contribute to the dynamics of uneven urban development itself.
Lizzie Richardson’s followup post explores urban plan forms as technologies of urban life.