London

THE MEDIATED CITY:

Smart Cities-Political Cities

– a multidisciplinary conference examining “the city”…… a virtual, filmic, social, political and physical construct.

01 – 03 April 2014  –  Ravensbourne        Image by nolifebeforecoffee

The nature of the city is a contested concept. For architects it is generally a question of bricks and mortar – a physical entity. For human geographers it is a place of human interaction and engagement. For filmmakers it is a site for action and futuristic nightmare. For animators and computer programmers it becomes a virtual world – a second life, a SIMulated city. For sociologists, it is a defining aspect of cultural identity. For political activists and theorists, it is a place to ‘occupy’ and the site of the polis.

THE MEDIATED CITY conference offered a platform for multiple and diverse examinations of the city. It brought together people from diverse backgrounds to fragment, multiply and reconfigure our readings of the city; to offer multiple and conflicting discipline perspectives. The intention was to share views of the city as physical entity, online community, film set, photographic backdrop, geographical map, sociological case study, political metaphor, digital or video game etc…. to examine it as a mediated and shared phenomenon.

 

PROGRAMME:

PROGRAMME and ABSTRACTS_The Mediated City_London_April_2014

 

FILM SCREENINGS:

ELECTRIC SIGNS (57 mins), USA, 2012. Director: Alice Arnold

ANOTHER LONDON (90 mins) UK, 2014.  Director: Ektoras Arkomanis

THE HETEROTOPIAS AS CULT OF CAPITALISM (15 mins) Spain, 2013. Director: Pedro Bustamante

UNTITLED (34mins) Ireland, 2014. Director: David Brancaleone

DOUBT (18mins) Ireland, 2013. Director: David Brancaleone

ABOVE & BELOW THE STAIRS (20mins) Ireland, 2012. Director: David Brancaleone

SPRIT OF THE WICK (12mins) UK, 2012. Director: Rebecca Feiner

 

 

SELECTED PAPERS:

ALEMI, HOMAYOUN: TOWNS AFFECTED BY INTERNET AND GAMING CULTURE

AMPANAVOS,S; MARKAKI, M: DIGITAL CITIES – TOWARDS A NEW IDENTITY OF PUBLIC SPACE

AZUS, LEE: A MODEL HOME – MIKE KELLEY’S MOBILE HOMESTEAD AND AMERICAN HOUSING POLICY

BAYDAR, GÜLSÜM: SEXUALITY, PUBLIC SPACE, AND RESISTANCE

BROWN, GARY: A SPECIES OF EDGES AS METROPOLIS

CLOSSICK, JANE: FINDING DEPTHHAWLEY, STEVE: LOCATIVE NARRATIVE AND AN IPHONE APP

COLLINA, L; TRAPINI, P: MILAN 2033. SEEDS OF THE FUTURE

DAY, KIRSTEN: THE SHANGHAI PARADOX

DELLENBAUGH, MARY: THE INTERDEPENDENCY OF IMAGE AND MATERIAL SPACE

DENING, GERALDINE; ELMER, SIMON: GEOPOETRY – GREENWICH PENINSULA

FREIXAS, CATALINA; MOYANO FERNANDEZ, PABLO: SHRINKING CITIES: A SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF ECO-URBANISM STRATEGIES

GOODWIN, RICHARD: ARCHITECTURE AND CONSCIOUSNESS – GOD IN REVERSE

GRAY, JENNIFER: A PRACTICAL UTOPIA – SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND THE METROPOLIS

JIMÉNEZ SALVADOR, ÓSCAR: BIOMIMICRY AND CITY DESIGN

JORIS, EPHRAIM: DRAWING AS A THIRD PARTY PHENOMENA

KARATZAS, GEORGIOS: REPRESENTING HISTORICAL NARRATIVES IN THE URBAN SPACE – RHODES (1912-1950)

LANGHORST, JOERN W: CONTESTED TERRAINS AND DISCORDANT FRAMES

LAOMANACHAROEN, CHUTARAT: CITIES AS MEDIATOR OF ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORITY: A THEORETICAL DISCOURSE

LEDANFF, SUSANNE: CITYSCAPES OF DESTRUCTION AND REBUILDING

LIPSCHITZ, F; GARDNER, S: NOT IN MY CITY – RURAL AMERICA AS URBAN DUMPING GROUND

MACDONALD_ROBERT_BENIGN CITY

RIVAS SANZ, JUAN LUIS; PARIS, MARIO; JIMÉNEZ, MARINA: CREATING FIGURES – WHY RE-IMAGINING URBAN STRUCTURE SUPPORTS A REGENERATIVE URBAN MODEL

ROBLES PONCE, FRIDA: REMOTE HOMES: TOWARDS A NOMADIC URBANISM?

SAUVE, LISA: THE GHOSTED CITY: UNREPRESENTED X-FACTORS

SHAHID, SUNDAS: THE URBAN GRID – CONTROL AND POWER

SMOLARSKI, PIERRE: RHETRORIC OF SHOWING – WAYFINDING

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How to cite these conference presentations:

Surname, first name. “Title of the presentation.” Presentation at the AMPS conference [insert name of conference], host university, city, country, date.

Example:

Brown, James. “The Global Local.” Presentation at the AMPS conference Digital Cultural Ecology and the Medium-Sized City, University of the West Of England, Bristol, England, April 1-3, 2016.

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Note: In addition to the above online publication, several presentations and papers from the conference will be published in various other formats as part of The Mediated City programme. These include: special issue publications of the journal with UCL Press and  the associated Intellect Books publication series. See publications.

 

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