May 8, 2012, University of London, UK
This symposium considers inertia, and other forms of stillness or blockage, as a condition in urban life, articulated and operationalized through visual culture and spatial practice 4 viagra. The focus is on what happens when the forms of mobility associated with the globalization of cities – theÂ fast flow of capital, people, laborÂ – decelerate, break down, or freeze. To this end, we examine a range of urban sites, practices, and politics in contemporary Europe and Asia, in which cultures of mobility (and the mobility of cultures) are strategically interrupted. Suspended movement, aesthetic â€œstillingâ€ in film and photography, and the architecture of immobility are all addressed by our engagement with temporal and spatial inertia in the global city.