Theater of Cruelty

big city

Assistance in the elite cities

DEVELOPMENT: The fact that the big cities have been ruled by elites since their rise during the colonial era is not an argument for overlooking the world's poor. Nevertheless, must we first come to terms with lingering prejudices about urban growth – and ask whether cities can be a solution to the development challenges?

The consequences of pandemics for cities

CITIES: Life in the world's cities has always been characterized by epidemics and disease. Occasionally cities have been devastated by waves of infection, but mostly they have risen again and moved on. But what will be the consequences of the pandemic that originated in China in 2019? Can cities in our time handle such challenges again?

To make the order in order

ARCHITECTURE: How can we design big cities where we can be more alone together?

Big brother hears your music

HIPHOP-EXAMINATION: The rappers in the Chinese metropolis of Chongqing are characterized by government censorship.

The big city as exploitation and resistance in the 21st century

Nostalgic analysis of the metropolis as subjectification, not politicization, by Italian political philosopher Antonio Negri.

Sex and big city life

The metropolis 21 x New York portrays the iconic metropolis through the 21 of its inhabitants, focusing on what one does or longs to do in a non-sleeping city.