Lab: Developing a catalogue of spatial intelligences based on the typology we constructed last week. As each of you produces and shares your catalogue entry/entries, we’ll start to get a sense of what topics and themes will be animating each of your final projects.
Yes, this is a long list, but they’re (mostly) short pieces. Our goal is to explore a wide variety of “other” intelligences:
- Gautam Bhan, “Metrocalypse Now,” India Today (January 12, 2018).
- Jane Jacobs, “The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety” and “…Contact” in The Death and Life of Great American Cities (New York: Vintage Books, 1992 ): 29-73.
- Jennifer Gabrys, excerpts from “Engaging the Idiot in Participatory Digital Urbanism” in Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016): 233-8, 241-5.
- Eric Gordon and Stephen Walter, “Meaningful Inefficiencies: Resisting the Logic of Technological Efficiency in…Civic Systems” in Gordon and Mihailidis, eds., Civic Media: Technology | Design | Practice (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016): 243-66 – focus on 253-63.
- Felipe Vera and Rahul Mehrotra, “Temporary Flows & Ephemeral Cities,” Room One Thousand 3 (2015): 160-80.
- Check out some of Matthew Gandy’s work, and see Andrew Karvonen’s profile of Gandy in Regan Koch and Alan Latham, eds., Key Thinkers on Cities (Sage, 2017): 87-92. Think, too, about how local “resilience” strategies — responses / adaptations to climate change — represent a form of local intelligence.
- Optional: Ellie Irons, “Weedy Resistance: Multispecies Tactics for Contesting ‘The Age of Man,’” Inhabiting the Anthropocene (May 3, 2017).
- Optional: John Metcalfe, “How Squirrels, Pigeons…Are All Smarter Than You,” CityLab (July 23, 2013).
- Post a reading response? Remaining options: 3/7, 3/14
- Other Logics:
- Brad Hargreaves, “We’re Already Building New Cities,” Medium Hothouse (January 16, 2017).
- Harvey Molotch, “The City as Growth Machine: Toward a Political Economy of Place,” American Journal of Sociology 82:2 (September 1976): 309-32.
- Civic Intelligence:
- Dan Hill, “On the Smart City: Or, a ‘Manifesto’ for Smart Citizens,” City of Sound (February 1, 2013).
- Ubiquitous Commons + Human Ecosystems
- John Elrick and Will Payne, “Model City: Rule of Innovation,” New New Games.
- Aparna Piramal Raje and Saskia Sassen, “Redefining Notions of Urban Intelligence,” Live Mint (June 29, 2016).
- Amy Starecheski, “The Story of Squats,” Urban Omnibus (February 1, 2017).*
- Media/Data Literacies and Civic Media as Counterbalances to Smart Technologies:
- Shannon Mattern, “Public In/formation,” Places Journal (November 2016).
- Paul Mihailidis and Roman Gerodimos, “Connecting Pedagogies of Civic Media: The Literacies, Connected Civics, and Engagement in Daily Life” in Eric Gordon and Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis, eds., Civic Media: Technology | Design | Practice (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2016): 371-91.
- Actor-Networked/Cyborgian/Ecological Intelligences:
- Ashley Dawson, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso, 2017).
- Matthew Gandy, “Cyborg Urbanization: Complexity ad Monstrosity in the Contemporary City,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 29:1 (March 2005): 26-49.
- Owain Jones, “After Nature: Entangled Worlds,” in Noel Castree, David Demerritt, Diana Liverman, and Bruce Rhoads, eds., A Companion to Environmental Humanities (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009): 294-312.
- Adhijnan Rej, “Jugaad: Frugal Innovation or [Indian] Hacking…?” Wired Innovation Insights (October 23, 2013).
- Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities.*
- Erik Swyngedouw, “The City as a Hybrid – On Nature, Society and Cyborg Urbanization,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 7:25 (March 1996): 65-80.
- Stephanie Wakefield, “Inhabiting the Anthropocene Back Loop,” Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses (2017) [18pp].
Here you’ll find examples of our Catalogue of Urban Intelligences: