Of People in Cities
The moving images show Bogotá and St. Petersburg, Rabat and Seoul, Naples and Tokyo, Doha and Shanghai, Kyoto and Venice. We are immersed in scenes of the everyday. There is fishing, cleaning, dancing, and laughing. What we see here is city. But it is not that city that shuffles from one mega project to another to claim its own in international competition. Rather, the spaces in this film speak of use. They show us that cities are, above and beyond, lived spaces that come alive only through us and our activities. We do not find the sameness of global cities here. Instead: plurality, heterogeneity, and again and again, site-specific being, making, and doing.