We are honored and proud to be featured in Anke Strüver and Sybille Bauriedl’s (eds.) open access anthology on the „Platformization of Urban Life – Towards a Technocapitalist Transformation of European City“ (2022, trancript Verlag) with a book chapter!
During the pandemic, the public coming-together of differences has ghosted the city. Follow us on a performative ghost hunt, from invisible backyards and shadow kitchens, feeding an urban infrastructure, to the ghost work done on the remote shores of Lisbon. Join us in questioning controlling codes that privately aim to predefine urban futures; and in discovering the resistive fights for liberation in its ghosted cracks, in (virtual) otherwise worlds.
The paper presentation discusses how invisible information inequalities and ‘data wealth’ are monopolized and materialized in the city. How do they influence urban everyday life and our perception of urbanity? In which way do delivery services symbolize the capitalization of urban space (production)?
Dieser Artikel widmet sich der digitalen, städtischen und krisenhaften Informationsinfrastruktur von Gig Work. Die ethnografische Collage zeigt einerseits die hinter Essenslieferdiensten verborgene Datenlieferung, andererseits das widerständige Potenzial der Un_Sichtbarkeit von Codes in alltäglichen Fahrer*innenpraktiken.
This academic essay focuses on critically analyzing urban forms of policing and enforcing order. It asks how violent practices of spatial control, such as racial profiling and stop-and-frisk-programs, (re-)produce spatial regulations and policies, and how local initiatives contest these strategies.
Will the crisis lead to widespread behavioural changes in how we interact with places in the long term?