[Video Essay] Mobile City

Title: Mobile City Site: Bridge Director: Zhou Yingqi YouTube link: https://youtu.be/pZOsfNtbpyo As one of the first cities from China which had directly confronted the lethal corona virus on a massive scale, Wuhan had faced many difficulties across multiple dimensions that were unforeseen and thus placed major challenges against this city and its vulnerable residents. However, due to its high abundance and availability of constructed bridges of good build quality, this city was enabled to withstand the crisis effectively as its bridges helped to deliver ample benefits economically, socially, and financially for city itself. For the purposes of this report, it

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US AND THEM; Rene Liu(刘若英), 2018 Train carriage, Dalian Us and Them tells a love story of regret. A young man and woman met on a train on their way home for the New Year. They fell in love and split up and met again ten years later.The camera moves along the aisle and film the back of the girl. The girl turns around, and the sun shines on her face. The open and narrow space in the carriage allows the conversation between the girl and the ticket inspector to be overheard by the boy. The space inside the train is characterized by a narrow


Reading Response: Michel de Certeau

This article gave me an initial understanding of the connection between place and space. Place is a geographical location that exists objectively, while space is more related to human activity. For example, if a movement from one place to another occurs, creating a new experience, this transforms the location into a space. This is similar to the relationship with sites on a map and tours. When a person is involved in a static location, they will compose a dynamic space from which the story emerges. The story provides the space to authorize characters to carry out specific actions within it.

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Reading Response: Nezar AlSayyad

The ubiquity of surveillance systems has deprived people of their privacy and empowered those who monitor them. In Rear Window, the neighbors’ rooms are in front of the protagonist Jeff’s apartment, all within Jeff’s sight. The semi-private architectural space exposes the relationship between the voyeur and the ones being watched. The voyeur is always in the dominant position and possesses a sense of control, while whose being observed remain unaware. This leads to ill-matched rights, which enables Jeff to discover a crime. This inequality of power is magnified in The End of Violence since voyeurism is not limited to individual

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