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
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.Read More
John Stehlin considers the historical resonances and specificity of platform urbanism.Read More
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.Read More
Sarah Barns uses Henri Lefebvre’s theories of the quotidian to consider platform urbanism as a mode of ‘everyday’ urban intervention.Read More
Our Mediapolis Live series continues with part two of an interview with Dora Apel, author of “Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline.” Here, she and Mediapolis co-editor Brendan Kredell discuss the legacies of Henry Ford and Coleman Young in contemporary Detroit, and the critique of “creative class” urban planning.
Our Mediapolis Live series continues with an interview with Dora Apel, author of “Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline.” In the first of a two-part series, co-editor Brendan Kredell discusses with Apel her notion of the “deindustrial sublime” and the nomenclature of ruin photography.
Mark Broughton and Sophia Satchell-Baeza report from Kings College London on the “1968 and Its Legacies” symposium, reflecting on the history – and historiography – of the Long Sixties and tensions between activism and academia.
In part two of the Mediapolis Q+A, Lawrence Webb continues his conversation with Tim Lawrence about the history of dance music culture in New York City.
Tim Lawrence is author of three groundbreaking books on the history of dance music culture in New York City. He sits down with Lawrence Webb to discuss the importance of space and place to writing music history, the extraordinary cultural fertility of New York, and the convergences between disco, punk, and hip-hop in the early 1980s.