June 06
18:00 - 19:30

Mapping Urban Spaces

Samuel Antichi

Università 'La Sapienza', Roma

Katarina Andjelkovic

Architect and Indipendent Researcher

Emiliano Rossi

Università “Alma Mater Studiorum”, Bologna

Expression of Cinema Memory. Mobility and Geographical Relations in the Cinemagoing Experience between 1945 and 1975 in Rome

In line with the “new cinema history” approach, looking at cinema as a commercial and cultural institution, a space of aggregation and confluence, socialization and shared experience, the research project “Romarcord - A Social History of Moviegoing in Rome (1945-1975)” proposes an advancement of study in the reconstruction of the network of Roman cinemas between 1945 and 1975. My aim in this presentation is to introduce materials I am collecting and consulting, in particular, some unpublished files in an archive, named CS, included in General Directorate for Cinema in the Central State Archive in Rome, where we can find all documents (as technical report, the planimetry, section and perspective drawings) applicants sent to the Ministry for the opening permission. The final purpose of the project is to provide research tools for scholars as well as for the spectators themselves, creating an open-access database sharing all these documents as well as a map that geotags and visualizes the position of the cinemas.

Samuel Antichi

Samuel Antichi holds a PhD in Music and Performing Arts from “Sapienza” University of Rome, with a thesis entitled “The Black Hole of Meaning. Re-enacting trauma in documentary cinema”, which has been published as monograph in 2020 (The Black Hole of Meaning. Ri-mettere in scena il trauma nel cinema documentario, Bulzoni, Roma, 2020). He wrote papers in Italian academic journals as La Valle dell’Eden, Fata Morgana, Imago, Immagine, Schermi, Cinergie, Piano B, Hermes, L’Avventura and he attended several national and international conferences. Currently, he is Post-doctoral Fellow at Sapienza University of Rome, working on the research project “Romarcord”.

Mobility Squared: Imageries and Productive Patterns of Italian Transportation Hubs’ Tv Networks

Since the early 2000s, also in Italy the installation of video-systems within transportation terminals has progressively affected urban mediascapes and the design of public architectures, posing new challenges for infotainment and advertising industries. Through a mapping of the major national cases of “go-tv”, the inquiry aims to deepen the commercial and professional mechanisms implied in the proliferation of such audiovisual interfaces, which often open to contextual communication and geolocalised marketing practices. Acting as a last-mile medium, in-transit tv works as a window on the travelling habits of thousands of passengers, generating and reflecting a particular experience of mobility (and its contraries).

Emiliano Rossi

Emiliano Rossi is a 3rdyr.PhD candidate in Television Studies at the Departments of the Arts, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, under the tutorship of prof. Luca Barra. His main research concerns Italian go-television, i.e. video-communication systems designed for transportation venues, with a particular focus on the related production cultures.

The role of digital media in designing city for health

The COVID-19 outbreak affected conditions, policies, protocols and normatives for urban design practices redirecting all multidimensionality of the city into a ‘time-space’ mono channel, where temporality is the only compatible format to the implied complexity of medical extremes. The hypothesis is that current concerns with medical processes cannot be articulated in urban design simply by adopting new approaches to physical and organizational structures and technology analysis, but rather by examining the role that digital media have in designing city for health. I will look at how active use of digital media to coordinate formal and informal networks of organization can improve the design of space-time mobilities of people, goods, instruments and equipment, through the diverse regimes of circulation, inhabitation and segregation in the city. 

Katarina Andjelkovic

Katarina Andjelkovic (PhD, MArch Eng), is a theorist, practicing architect, researcher and a painter. Katarina served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma (US), at the Institute of Form Theory and History (Oslo), Institute of Urbanism and Landscape (Oslo), the University of Belgrade; guest-lectured at TU Delft, AHO Oslo, FAUP Porto, DIA Anhalt Dessau, SMT New York, ITU Istanbul. She has lectured and published her research widely in international journals (Web of Science)