vol. 7

Dignified Spaces in European Cities: A Co-teaching Experiment

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In this issue of On Teaching, the authors describe their collaborative, interdisciplinary, and inter-institutional undergraduate and graduate course "Dignified Spaces in a Plural Europe: On the (In)Visibility of Cultural and Religious Communities in Post-Industrial Cities," providing an overview of its aims and reflecting on their experiences teaching this unique, collaborative project.

Beyond 5G: fieldnotes from Finland

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Advancing feminist and critically engaged considerations of atmospheric media technologies, this essay by Towards Atmospheric Care (Hanna Husberg and Agata Marzecova) provides a snapshot of their ongoing interdisciplinary investigation of 5G-based smart solutions and new electronic ecosystems emerging in Finland, a country that has self-positioned itself at the forefront of inventing the wireless communication of the future.

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.

Global Audiovisual Archiving

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Sara Gelao reports on the Eye International Conference 2022, "Global Audiovisual Archiving: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices," where delegates discussed new initiatives to safeguard audiovisual heritage across geopolitical divides.