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.
Floris Paalman reflects on the legacy of Thomas Elsaesser and discusses the importance of space and architecture to his theories of film and media.Read More
Igor Krstic remembers the film scholar Thomas Elsaesser and reflects on his impact as a teacher and mentor.Read More
Sharon Albert & Amy Corbin end this issue with a discussion of the integrative assignments they designed around immigration and migration for their linked courses.Read More
Sharon Albert & Amy Corbin on teaching migration, travel, and immigration through the cluster formatRead More
Floris Paalman takes a considered look at Thomas Elsaesser’s documentary Die Sonneninsel (The Sun Island). The construction of the European Central Bank on the site of Frankfurt’s former wholesale market – a building designed by Elsaesser’s grandfather, Martin – offers an opportunity to probe architectural and family history, in what Paalman terms “auto-media archaeology.”
In our continuing look back at the year that was 2017, Hunter Vaughan reflects on Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, and popular culture’s potential as a tool for social responsibility and engagement.
Concluding our look back at the year that was 2017, Amy Corbin reflects on the lessons learned from an evening at the cinema, and the audience conversation after a screening of Jay Dockendorf’s Naz & Maalik.