ASCA Cities Seminar Session: “The Urban Digital Platform” by Letizia Chiappini, February 16

Image: Alex Shuper (2023)

In the second session of 2023–2024 ASCA Cities seminar on ‘Material Cities’, Letizia Chiappini (Universiteit Twente) will give a guest lecture on “The Urban Digital Platform: A Glitch between Digital Login and Urban Logout” followed by an open discussion. The session takes place on Friday 16 Feb. 2024, 3-5pm in room 0.16 (E-lab), Turfdraagsterpad 9, Amsterdam. For more information and registration, please contact Linda Kopitz (


Chiappini, L. (2022). Commonfare as Urban Digital Platform: ‘Stories’ from Milan and Amsterdam. City, Culture and Society, 30, Article 100462.

Leszczynski, A. (2020). Glitchy vignettes of platform urbanism. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 38(2), 189-208.

The readings can also be accessed via this link.

Following Sessions:

Fri. 15 Mar. 2024: Joseph Heathcott (The New School), “Lava and Concrete: Spatial Production in the Pedregal de Santo Domingo”, Time: 3-5pm, Location: room 0.16 (E-lab), BG1 Media Studies, Turfdraagsterpad 9, Amsterdam.

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.