2022-23: More-than-Human Cities

2022-23: More-than-Human Cities

The 2022-2023 ASCA Cities Seminar “More-than-Human Cities” will explore diverse technological, social, and natural systems that mediate urban environments, with a particular attention to human and non-human agencies, and urban interventions situated at the intersections of a sensing of the present and critical reenvisioning of the future.

Guest Lecture “Luxury City: Aesthetics and Exclusion After Lockdown” by Christoph Lindner

Guest Lecture “Luxury City: Aesthetics and Exclusion After Lockdown” by Christoph Lindner

Presenting findings from the recently published book Aesthetics of Gentrification (2021) – but also sharing new work on pandemic reshapings of public space – this talk will argue that many cities worldwide are experiencing a rise in coercive aesthetic practices following the social-spatial restrictions of lockdown.

Illustrated Cities: Amsterdam Remembered and Imagined Amidst the Pandemic
The Gentrification of Airbnb: Closing Rent Gaps through the Professionalization of Hosting
Curating the Urban Music Festival

Curating the Urban Music Festival

Journal Article
Paulo Nunes and Carolyn Birdsall
2022

2021-22: (Post)Pandemic Urbanism #2: Unfolding the Socially-Distanced City

2021-22: (Post)Pandemic Urbanism #2: Unfolding the Socially-Distanced City

The 2021-2022 ASCA Cities Seminar “(Post)Pandemic Urbanism #2: Unfolding the Socially-Distanced City” will explore the socially-distanced city as a developing process that encompasses issues of cross-disciplinary, experimental and technological initiatives, while questioning its concerns, possibilities and limitations.

Draw(ing) on Absence: A Reflection on (Post)Pandemic Ground-based Illustration Practice
Sensing Urban Values

Sensing Urban Values

Special Issue
Carolyn Birdsall, Anastasiya Halauniova and Linda van de Kamp
2021

Platformed Professionalization: Labor, Assets, and Earning a Livelihood through Airbnb
To Know as You Draw: Exploring the City through Drawing
Unforeseeable Situations: A Confined Reflection

Unforeseeable Situations: A Confined Reflection

Journal Article
Tânia A. Cardoso
2021

Urban and Visual Culture in Contemporary Iran: Non-visibility and the Politics of Everyday Presence
Digital Gaming and Urban Space workshop

Digital Gaming and Urban Space workshop

October 23, 2020, Amsterdam
The workshop Digital Gaming and Urban Space explores the global context of how digital games and gaming impact urban life.

Between an Illustrator and an Urban Place: The Dynamic between Word and Image in Illustrated Cities
2020-21: (Post)Pandemic Urbanism

2020-21: (Post)Pandemic Urbanism

Announcing the 2020-21 Cities Seminar theme “(Post)Pandemic Urbanism”. In response to the ongoing global pandemic, this seminar series will explore intersections between digital technologies and contemporary urban environments, from the vantage point of creative, cultural, aesthetic and political practices.

Alex Gekker

Alex Gekker

Research Affiliate
Tel Aviv University

Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century

Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century

Edited book
Simon Ferdinand, Irina Souch, and Daan Wesselman
2020

Shealing: Post‐disaster Slow Healing and Later Recovery

Shealing: Post‐disaster Slow Healing and Later Recovery

Journal Article
Kasia Mika and Ilan Kelman
2020

On Autopilot: Towards a Flat Ontology of Vehicular Navigation
Mapping Beyond Measure: Art, Cartography, and the Space of Global Modernity
Energy Culture: Art and Theory on Oil and Beyond

Energy Culture: Art and Theory on Oil and Beyond

Edited book
Imre Szeman and Jeff Diamanti
2019

Thijs Jeursen

Thijs Jeursen

Research Affiliate
Utrecht University

Milou van Hout

Milou van Hout

Research Affiliate
University of Amsterdam

Infrastructural Surveillance

Infrastructural Surveillance

Journal Article
Alex Gekker and Sam Hind
2019

Carolina Chávez Villacreses

Carolina Chávez Villacreses

Research Affiliate
University of Heidelberg

Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization

Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization

Edited book
2019
Simon Ferdinand, Irene Villaescusa-Illán, and Esther Peeren

Elisa Fiore

Elisa Fiore

Research Affiliate
Utrecht University

Anastasiya Halauniova

Anastasiya Halauniova

Research Affiliate
University of Amsterdam

Santiago Sánchez Guzmán

Santiago Sánchez Guzmán

Research Affiliate
PhD Researcher
TU Wien

Dr. Linda van de Kamp

Dr. Linda van de Kamp

Research Affiliate
University of Amsterdam

Dr. Patricia Barkaskas

Dr. Patricia Barkaskas

Visiting Researcher (Winter 2019-20)
University of British Columbia

Dr. Derek Gladwin

Dr. Derek Gladwin

Visiting Researcher (Winter 2019-20)
University of British Columbia

Blurred Lines: Challenging Urban Grids On and Off the Page in City Illustration
Guest Lecture: “Unmaking a Chocolate City: Spatial Aesthetics of Race and the Gentrifying Urban Landscape” by Brandi T. Summers

Guest Lecture: “Unmaking a Chocolate City: Spatial Aesthetics of Race and the Gentrifying Urban Landscape” by Brandi T. Summers

Tracing Washington, D.C.’s shift from a Chocolate City to a “post-chocolate” cosmopolitan metropolis, this talk discusses the continuing significance of blackness in the U.S. capital, and discuss how blackness is integral to our understanding of the city.

Book launch: Visualising the street. New ways of seeing and documenting the city
2019-20: Cultures of Urban (In)Justice

2019-20: Cultures of Urban (In)Justice

Announcing the 2019-20 Cities Seminar theme “Cultures of Urban (In)Justice”. In this seminar series, we will explore dynamics of spatial (in)justice from the vantage of creative, cultural, aesthetic and political practices in contemporary urban environments.

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.

World-Making in Urban Cultural Studies

World-Making in Urban Cultural Studies

Special issue
Carolyn Birdsall and Simone Kalkman
2018

Visualizing the Street: New Practices of Documenting, Navigating and Imagining the City
Disasters, Vulnerability, and Narratives: Writing Haiti’s Futures