no. 5

Doubly Displacing Media and the City

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

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

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

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

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.

A Visual-Material Approach to the City

In the fourth essay, Giorgia Aiello presents a visual-material approach to the communicative dimensions of urban built environments, linking both mediation and mediatization.

Mediatization and Urban Struggle

In the second essay, André Jansson connects the ambiguity of “the urban” with that of “mediatization,” considering their relationships through the example of urban exploration.

Back to the City

In the first essay, Zlatan Krajina suggests media studies returns to its roots in the city, to rekindle its early, less disciplinary, instincts.