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Framing urbanities: invisible / visible urban assemblages

Kamalipour, Hesam ORCID: 2024. Framing urbanities: invisible / visible urban assemblages. Visual Studies 10.1080/1472586X.2024.2301735
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This visual essay provides a reflective journey through the complexities of urban places. Drawing on curated juxtapositions of photographs from different places, I explore the transformations of public spaces and their role in shaping urban environments. The included frames offer a critical perspective on themes such as urban informality, affordance, temporality, urban transformation, mobility, visibility, performance, and public space. Informed by the theoretical frameworks of assemblage thinking and comparative urbanism, this visual essay enables a more sophisticated exploration of the relations between various elements across different scales and contexts. It cuts across geographical boundaries and highlights the evolving nature of urban places as they are continuously being made, unmade, and remade over time. I delve into the complexities of urban transformation and questions of urban inequalities, while also shedding light on the dynamics of visibility and the politics of public space. This visual essay highlights the capacities of urban photography to facilitate critical reflections on urban environments and the dynamic processes that shape them.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN: 1472-586X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 January 2024
Date of Acceptance: 29 December 2023
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2024 00:41

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