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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Announcing the 2016-2017 Cities Seminar topic â€œUrban World-Makingâ€. In this seminar series, we will explore processes of world-making in relation to the production of urban environments and in creative, cultural and political practices under conditions of globalization.
This seminar explores to what extent â€“ and in what ways â€“ spectrality is a relevant and productive concept within contemporary urban studies. How can spectrality â€“ and related concepts such as vacancy, absence, ruination, trauma, and disembodiment â€“ help us to understand the culture and transformation of cities under conditions of globalization?
This seminar explores the many ways in which garbage â€“ in its diverse forms and articulations â€“ is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices.
This seminar combined sessions on the concept of 'intrinsic logic of cities', rhythm and hospitality in Marc Isaac's "Lift", postcolonial ruins of Hong Kong, music and sexuality in post-Soviet St. Petersburg, soundscape theory in urban studies, creative practices of slowness in global cities, Hip Hop's rise in the South Bronx,...