Our coverage of “Film, Media, and Toronto’s Built Environment” continues with a presentation from filmmaker and architect Joseph Clement.Read More
In the second part of our Visualizing Spatial Injustice Q&A, the symposium organizers spoke to the London-based artist and filmmaker Miranda Pennell about her work…Read More
The organizers of Kent’s recent Visualising Spatial Injustice conference reflect on it and interview one of their keynote speakers, Alberto Toscano.Read More
Our coverage of “Film, Media, and Toronto’s Built Environment” continues with a presentation from Jane Corkin, founder of the Corkin Gallery.Read More
In this installment of Opening the Canon, Robert Porter argues for a reconsideration of the Situationist International through the work of lesser-known member Raoul Vaneigem.Read More
Caitlin Bruce examines the graffiti practices of a legal graffiti program in León, a city in central Mexico. Through her discussion of recent civic events, policies, celebrations, and news coverage dedicated to the program, Bruce shows how the international is a horizon of possibility, but also a looming constraint for the practice of public art.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.
Sharon Albert & Amy Corbin end this issue with a discussion of the integrative assignments they designed around immigration and migration for their linked courses.
In the final post of the Roundtable, Helena Holgersson and Erik Florin Persson address the role of Richard Florida’s ideas in Gothenburg’s self-presentation and self-conception.
Alex Kupfer reflects on Disney’s history of expropriation in connection to economic inequality and labor disputes as the Roundtable wraps up.