On hertzian space and urban architecture


Session Title:

  • Citizenship and Contested Spaces

Presentation Title:

  • On hertzian space and urban architecture




  • Abstract

    Cities today are complex hybrids of physical and informational space. Brought into being through common everyday techno-social practices, these hybrids rely on the wireless spectrum to enable a variety of media, information and communications events that continually make and remake the spatial conditions of urban life. This essay examines the relations between this Hertzian space and the architecture of urban environments. Building on a longstanding discourse surrounding the material and immaterial limits of urban architecture, it explores how we might begin to think about shaping the Hertzian space of contemporary cities.