2017-18: Entangled Cities

2017-18: Entangled Cities

Announcing the 2017-2018 Cities Seminar theme “Entangled Cities”. In this seminar series, we will explore processes of entanglement in relation to the production of urban environments, with attention to mapping practices, networked infrastructures, and ecological politics.

International Conference Urban World-Making

International Conference Urban World-Making

June 1-2 2017, Amsterdam
The international workshop Urban World-Making explores contemporary processes of ‘worlding’ in relation to urban environments.

Wandering Cars and Extended Presence: Abbas Kiarostami’s Embodied Cinema of Everyday Mobility
Drawing Like a State: Maps, Modernity and Warfare in the Art of Gert Jan Kocken
Guest Lecture: “Jane Jacobs on Cities, Economies, and Morals” by Samuel Zipp

Guest Lecture: “Jane Jacobs on Cities, Economies, and Morals” by Samuel Zipp

This lecture will elaborate on Jane Jacobs and her less well-known visions on economic growth and forms of social and political organization that shape urban life.

Interrupting New York: Slowness and the High Line

Interrupting New York: Slowness and the High Line

Book Chapter
Christoph Lindner
2016

Cities Interrupted: Visual Culture and Urban Space

Cities Interrupted: Visual Culture and Urban Space

Edited Book
Shirley Jordan and Christoph Lindner
2016

Guest Lecture: “Street Art, Dissidence, and Brandalism” by Ana Cristina Mendes

Guest Lecture: “Street Art, Dissidence, and Brandalism” by Ana Cristina Mendes

This lecture will offer a comparative approach to the performative dynamics of celebrity in street art, with reference to Banksy and Alexandre Farto (the Portuguese street artist aka Vhils)

Guest Lecture: “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern

Guest Lecture: “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern

This talk is part of a larger project that explores the longue duree, the deep time, of urban mediation, and examines the aggregated histories of city-building, mud-molding and mark-making.

Leftover Space, Invisibility, and Everyday Life: Rooftops in Iran
Global Garbage: Urban Imaginaries of Waste, Excess, and Abandonment

Global Garbage: Urban Imaginaries of Waste, Excess, and Abandonment

Edited Book
Christoph Lindner and Miriam Meissner
2016

International Conference: Visualizing the Street

International Conference: Visualizing the Street

For the international conference Visualizing the Street, the ASCA Cities Project invites papers that explore the impact of contemporary practices of image-making on the visual cultures of the street.

Cities and Cultures: Book Series

Cities and Cultures: Book Series

Cities and Cultures is an interdisciplinary book series addressing the interrelations between contemporary cities and the cultures they produce. The series takes a special interest in the impact of globalization on urban space and cultural production, but remains concerned with all forms of cultural expression and transformation associated with contemporary cities.