Out now: Urban Communication Forum in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

We are pleased to announce the publication of a special forum.

The piece edited by Giorgia Aiello, is for the NCA journal Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies on "(De)centring Europe in Urban Communication Research":https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rccc20/18/4?nav=tocList  

The forum includes six contributions by scholars affiliated with the European Communication Research and Education (ECREA) “Media, Cities and Space” Section. It focuses on “European” urban communication research as a way to explore what matters, both critically and theoretically, in media and communication studies of the urban. As a whole, the forum aims to “decentre” existing assumptions regarding the urban locales, critical questions, and conceptual outlooks covered in each contribution-both from pre-constituted notions of “Europeanness” and from dominant approaches to the relationship between communication, media, and the urban.  

Here you can find the introduction to the forum: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14791420.2021.1995614  

  And here are the six essays included in the forum:

  1. Myria Georgiou "Making an urban human? The digital order and its curious human-centrism"


  1. Scott Rodgers "The duality of platforms as infrastructures for urban politics"


  1. Seija Ridell "From Hey, you there! to Got you: re-materializing the encoding/decoding model in the computationally mediated city"


  1. Giorgia Aiello "The visible city"


  1. Zlatan Krajina "De-westernizing mediated city research: display and decay in Zagreb’s urban signage"


  1. Tetyana Lokot "Ukraine is Europe? Complicating the concept of the ‘European’ in the wake of an urban protest"


Three out of the six essays in the forum are open access, and please do feel free to get in touch with the editor and/or authors if you’d like to receive a copy of any of the forum essays.