Visualizing the Street: New Practices of Documenting, Navigating and Imagining the City
A line in the sand. IPCC’s “Global Warming of 1.5 °C” and the public discourse of tipping points

A line in the sand. IPCC’s “Global Warming of 1.5 °C” and the public discourse of tipping points

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its report ‘Global Warming of 1.5 °C’ on October 8, it caused a flurry of media coverage and response. The report warned the world that we are headed for a series of increasingly disastrous tipping points, prompting Foreign Affairs to describe its message as ‘apocalyptic’. What are […]

2018-2019: Repairing Infrastructures

2018-2019: Repairing Infrastructures

Announcing the 2018-19 Cities Seminar theme “Repairing Infrastructures”. In this seminar series, we will explore the city in relation to infrastructure, taking stock of its many failures and crises, while attending to possibilities for alternative material and social infrastructures.

Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities

Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities

Edited Book
Alex Gekker et al.
2018

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.

Methodological Tools for Explorations of Urban Changes in Built Environments
Wandering Cars and Extended Presence: Abbas Kiarostami’s Embodied Cinema of Everyday Mobility
Capturing Commemoration: Using Mobile Recordings Within Memory Research

Capturing Commemoration: Using Mobile Recordings Within Memory Research

Journal Article
Carolyn Birdsall and Danielle Drozdzewski
2017

The Citizen Professional, Mediatization, and the Creation of a Public Domain
Programming Difference on Rotterdam’s Hofbogen
The Railway and the River: Conduits of Dickens’ Imaginary City
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.

The Shock of the Whole: Phenomenologies of Global Mapping in Solomon Nikritin’s The Old and the New
Reconfiguring the Urban Body: DeLillo’s Cosmopolis
Ruptures in the City: Retrospective memory in Benjamin’s Paris and Koolhaas’ New York
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.

Drawing Like a State: Maps, Modernity and Warfare in the Art of Gert Jan Kocken
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.