Kola Heyward-Rotimi investigates the speculative aesthetics of “corporate Afrofuturism” as a mode of neoliberal world-building. For smart city projects such as Nigeria’s Eko Atlantic, international architecture firms render digital projections of the continent’s urban future.
The Global Cinematic City contributors consider the place of cinema and the concept of the cinematic city as the urban is increasingly informed by new forms of media, and how best to continue to think about the cinema and the city
In this introduction to our Q&A on the edited volume Global Cinematic Cities, editors Lawrence Webb and Johan Andersson talk about their project and the questions they asked their contributors in light of the instability surrounding both global cities and cinematic cities.
In this installment of Q&A, the Global Cinematic Cities contributors explore how spatial perspectives encourage various "refocusings" of our critical lenses to open new facets of the relationship between media and the urbab, as well as the definition of each.