no. 2

Columbus Plays Itself

In this Student Voices essay, Vassar student Charlie Tynan analyzes architecture and emotionality in the 2017 film Columbus.

Teaching Film Urbanism

Erica Stein discusses the syllabus for her course "Cinemas and Urbanisms" and introduces the essays in the Student Voices section.

A caring Beijing through public fitness equipment

Laura Vermeeren examines the proliferation of state-sponsored outdoor fitness areas in Beijing. Often used by retirees, these “senior playgrounds” embody both Chinese philosophies of wellbeing and neoliberal practices of self-care.