ASCA Cities Seminar Session: “Lava and Concrete: Spatial Production in the Pedregal de Santo Domingo” by Joseph Heathcott, March 15

Image: Alex Shuper (2023)

In the third session of 2023–2024 ASCA Cities seminar on ‘Material Cities’,  Joseph Heathcott (The New School) will give a guest lecture on “Lava and Concrete: Spatial Production in the Pedregal de Santo Domingo” followed by an open discussion. The session takes place on Friday 15 March 2024, 3-5pm in room 0.16 (E-lab), Turfdraagsterpad 9, Amsterdam. For more information and registration, please contact Linda Kopitz (


Heathcott, Joseph. “Architecture, Urban Form, and Assemblage Aesthetics in Mexico City’s Street Markets.”International Journal of Architectural Research 13.1 (2019): 72–92. 

– Krieger, Peter. “The Image of the Megalopolis: Understanding the Complex Visual Construction of Mexico City.” Diogenes 58.3 (2011): 55-66.–the-image-of-the-megalopolis.htm

– Kurgan, Laura. Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013). 9-18.

The readings can also be accessed via this link.

Following Sessions:

Fri. 19 Apr. 2024: Maria Vélez-Serna (University of Sterling), Infrastructural and tactical cinema practices: A view from Scotland”, Time: 3-5pm, Location: room 0.16 (E-lab), BG1 Media Studies, Turfdraagsterpad 9, Amsterdam.

Fri 31 May 2024: Yuriko Furuhata (McGill University), “Self-Portraits of Coral: Visual Archives and Radiation Ecologies in the Anthropocene”, Time: tbc, Location tbc.

Co-organized by Carolyn Birdsall, Linda Kopitz and Alex Gekker.