Vincent Baptist is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has a background in urban history, digital humanities and media studies. His research currently focuses on post- industrialization, urban paradoxes and intimacies. He is affiliated to the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus research program ‘PortCityFutures’, and his doctoral research was part of the European HERA project ‘Pleasurescapes: Port Cities’ Transnational Forces of Integration’. His research has been published in Journal of Urban History, Urban Planning, European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes, Mediapolis and Arts & Cultural Studies Review, among others.