Anna Viola Sborgi explores the varied history of London's Docklands as a vector of threats to the empire, the loci of gentrification, and a space where the past opens into the present
Sabine Haenni introduces the new Roundtable with some reflections on the meanings of the porous and the historical origins of the idea of the porous city.
Igor Krstic remembers the film scholar Thomas Elsaesser and reflects on his impact as a teacher and mentor.
Anna Sborgi discusses the recent University College London symposium on the essay film and the urban, concentrating on the form's potential to depict socially marginal positions as well as capital's embedding in the city.
In this wrap up to the Platform Urbanism roundtable, Scott Rodgers and Susan Moore argue that horizons of a platformed urban politics should entail critical engagement and practice.
John Stehlin considers the historical resonances and specificity of platform urbanism.
Matthew Wilson argues that, as a form of “self-city-nation,” platform urbanisms enable slippages between the self and outside organizing forces that expand logics of quantification.
Sarah Barns uses Henri Lefebvre's theories of the quotidian to consider platform urbanism as a mode of ‘everyday’ urban intervention.
Maroš Krivý asks whether platforms contribute to the dynamics of uneven urban development itself.
Lizzie Richardson's followup post explores urban plan forms as technologies of urban life.
Matthew W. Wilson considers the technicity of maps and ‘quantified self-city-nation’ as a general theory for the technoscientific solutions we offer to confront socio-technical problems.
John Stehlin claims that the urban & the platform are entwined through their mutual creation of landscapes of locational advantage.