2019-20: Urban Cultures of (In)Justice

2019-20: Urban Cultures of (In)Justice

Announcing the 2019-20 Cities Seminar theme “Urban Cultures of (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.

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

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

Book launch: Visualising the street. New ways of seeing and documenting the city

The advancement of digital technologies has given rise to the production and dissemination of many new forms of imagery of streets and urban realities. This in turn creates different spaces and encounters, new ways of using and moving through the city. What are the effects of these new forms of image-making and image-sharing on documenting […]

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
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

A line in the sand: IPCC’s “Global Warming of 1.5 °C” and the public discourse of tipping points
Event at Spui25

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.