Precarious Tactics of Habitability in the French BanlieueIsabelle McNeill
Drawing on the ideas of Michel De Certeau, Isabelle McNeill discusses filmmaking practices in the banlieue as part of a wider struggle for habitability.
Isabelle McNeill is Philomathia Fellow in French and Film at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. She is the author of Memory and the Moving Image: French Film in the Digital Era (2010) and is writing a book on the cinematic rooftops of Paris. The relation between cities and the moving image recurs frequently in her research and writing. She is part of Tactics and Praxis, a group exploring intersections between academic work and creative practice, and is on the editorial board of MAI: A Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture.