Dossiers

5G: The Next True or False Public Utility of the Future City?

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Who is 5G really for? Fiona McDermott urges closer consideration of the public use value of much-hyped 5G technologies through an examination of the potentially fraught public-private partnerships extolling the development of urban 5G infrastructure in the name of public good.

Antifascism and anti-5G conspiracies

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Günter Gassner examines the relationship between antifascism and anti-5G conspiracies, arguing for a critical examination of 5G as a global capitalist tool that can expedite fascist tendencies.

Introduction: The Rise of 5G

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How is 5G technology changing cities? In their dossier introduction, Sanna Lehtinen and Delfina Fantini van Ditmar survey the aesthetic, political, and ecological impacts of 5G networks and call for new critical models for envisioning urban futures.