VISUALIZING THE STREET
(PhD Seminar, ASCA CITIES PROJECT)
This PhD seminar explores the impact of new technologies and cultures of image-making on contemporary practices of visualizing the street. Our discussions will focus on the social and cultural significance of new forms of production, circulation, storage, performance, and use of imagery in and of the everyday space of the street. Among the issues addressed in the seminar are: hierarchies of high and low quality imagery, the cultural meanings of imperfection and perfection, recent developments in street photography, cell phone film/photography and self-portraiture, and the temporalities of emerging visual street practices.