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.
More than any other place, Martim Moniz square embodies the conflicted nature of Lisbon’s urban imaginaries. Andrea Pavoni reflects on the struggles over its use and argues for the importance of a “blurry” vision of the city.
Kat Pearson considers the role of television in Coventry's year as UK City of Culture, from BBC programming to local events that enabled residents to engage with the city's history through the TV archives.
Kim Wilkins examines spectacular yet familiar scenes of Berlin nightclubs in serial television, arguing that they draw on the city's history of hedonism to promote its present-day image as a nightlife capital.