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Lefebvre and the Media Production Space

Maria O'Brien draws on Henri Lefebvre's spatial theories to argue for the continued importance of the state in the media production process, via the example of Irish audiovisual taxation policies.

Gaza’s Shadow: Israel’s Urban Imaginary of the Gaza Strip

Yulia Gilich is this year's graduate student essay winner for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Urbanism, Geography, Architecture Scholarly Interest Group. They examine how Israeli and Western media primarily depict Gaza as a site of destruction and violence, which naturalizes this perception of the Gaza Strip and absolves Israel and its allies from responsibility for the suffering caused there.

Wanghong Urbanism for our Single Planet

Can the phenomenon of wanghong urbanism be harnessed for positive change? Reflecting on some of her projects, the architect Anna Liu discusses the challenge of creating landmarks for a digital world and the potential for design to catalyse environmental awareness.