In collaboration with the Center for Research on Intermediality, based at the Université de Montréal, Media@McGill is proud to host this international conference, which represents the first major scholarly event on media and cities in Canadian history.
"Media scholars have always noted the strong connection between the growth of cities and the growth of media. In Canada, despite our vast distances, most people live in large metropolitan areas and their experience of most media is as urban dwellers. This conference will draw on the rich traditions of media scholarship and urban studies which have developed in Canada, Europe and the Americas. It will examine everything from the status of airports as information hubs to the ways in which films capture the complexities of city life." says Media@McGill's William Straw.
The Intermedial City is an event which questions the notion of urbanity in today’s multiple mediations, as described by the CRI,