In this conclusion to her two-part look at the Grenfell crisis, Anna Viola Sborgi examines the aftermath of a crisis and the ways in which activists have and have not been successful in ensuring continued focus on the underlying issues.
In this concluding response, Scott Rodgers explores the roundtable’s apparent consensus that the intersection of media and the urban should be approached by counter-intuitively displacing both of these key concepts.
In this fourth roundtable response, Giorgia Aiello suggests that media theory offers a distinctive understanding of the nature and potential of the urban as a human endeavour.
In this response, Myria Georgiou asks if the mediation of ordinary urbanity can go beyond rearticulating the existing order, thereby opening up spaces of thinking of the stranger beyond Otherness.
In this response, Andre Jansson argues that we must look beyond the confines of urban centres and incorporate the voices and lived experiences of those who do not fit our urban-centric cultures of connectivity.
Beginning the second round of our continuing Roundtable, Zlatan Krajina explores the phenomenology of mediated place-making: the interaction of routines, institutions and citizens
Tanya Lokot interviews curators Oleksandra Pogrebnyak and Dmytro Chepurnyi about the Landscape As a Monument art residency programme and the changing geographical and cultural landscapes of Eastern Ukraine.Read More
Yoon Jeong Oh revisits Tosaka Jun’s critical interpretations of Japanese society and cultural criticism, arguing that in his writing on post-WWI Japan, Tosaka problematizes the everyday and reinstates heterogeneous temporalities by restoring the social space occupied by the people who live, work, and move about the city streets.Read More
Rahul Mukherjee leads a discussion with Germaine R. Halegoua on her book The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place.Read More
Helen Morgan Parmett and Ipek A. Çelik Rappas discuss the impact of Covid-19 on domestic and international film and television production.Read More
Germaine R. Halegoua leads a discussion with Rahul Mukherjee on his recent book Radiant Infrastructures: Media, Environment, and Cultures of Uncertainty.Read More
Scott Rodgers explores the novelties and continuities of emergent, very local uses of social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what they indicate about our deepening interdependencies with platforms.Read More
Will Straw analyzes nocturnal videos that reveal the scale of night-time cultures happening during the COVID-19 lockdown and the role of the pandemic in highlighting ongoing policy debates about urban lighting, urban noise, and spectacle.Read More