Roundtables

Marvel, the Urban, and Authenticity: An Introduction

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Since the release of its earliest comics, Marvel Inc. has foregrounded its use of real urban settings to differentiate itself from competitors and market its products in terms of authenticity. This Roundtable explores some of the strategies and consequences of this connection.

Doubly Displacing Media and the City

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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.

Reflecting on the Media City’s Stranger

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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.

Decentring the Urban

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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.

Seeking Place in Mediated Urban Space

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Beginning the second round of our continuing Roundtable, Zlatan Krajina explores the phenomenology of mediated place-making: the interaction of routines, institutions and citizens

Theorizing Media after the Urban Revolution

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In the final opening essay, Scott Rodgers argues that conceiving of the urban as processual, amorphous, relational and unbounded provokes a critical rethinking around why, where and how we study urbanized media.