Ghent Kinema City
This follow-up project is inspired by the New Cinema History perspective within film and media studies, whereby researchers concentrate upon the social embedding and the lived experiences of cinemagoing.
The main goal of the empirical research “Cinema Located. Place, space and experience of cinema in Ghent (1982-2012)” is to understand the social experience of screen culture from the emergence of the multiplex in Ghent in 1982 to the absorption of film in digital culture in the present day. From a theoretical point of view, […]
Current exploratory research into the soft-erotic cinema Leopold in Ghent (1919-1981) uncovered the missing history of erotic film exhibition in Belgium.
Crisis at the Capitole
This research examines local film culture based on the analysis of actual attendance and revenue figures from the major first run cinema of Ghent, the Capitole, between 1953 and 1971 as a Belgian case study for the cinema culture descending into crisis.
Mapping Movies is a digital discovery environment in which users explore changing landscapes of social and spatial history by investigating the grounded locations and movements of moving pictures. The site promotes spatial thinking and historical inquiry about the relations between media access, public infrastructure, social geography, cultural networks, economic development, community building and collective memory.
Film culture today is the result of a historical process in which movie theatres and film, through economical and ideological lines, became prominent parts of the cultural and social life. This media historic research project focuses on the interaction between the pilarization, the commercial imperative and the concrete film experience. The project works on several […]
Early cinema in Poland
The subject of the project is early cinema exhibition and other forms of popular entertainment in big cities and small town environment of Polish provinces of the Russian Empire before WWI in the context of modernity and modernization. In this way I would like to contribute to two academic debates: 1) on the history of […]
Early cinema in Scotland
The project investigates the distinctive development of distribution and exhibition from travelling shows to large fixed-site cinemas in urban, rural and small-town Scotland, as well as the production of local topicals and the factors which seem to have inhibited the development of a sustainable feature film production capacity.
Cinematic Brno research project focuses on a local film culture in the second largest city of the Czech Republic, Brno, in the period of 1918-1945. At the core of the project stands the institution of movie theatre as a point of intersection of films and its audiences, but also as a city cultural institution. Brno […]
The project was a Creative Economy Knowledge Exchange partnership between Charlotte Crofts (University of the West of England, Bristol), Jo Reid (Calvium / AppFurnace) and Peter Insole (Bristol City Council / Know Your Place) to develop a platform called City Strata which we prototyped through the Cinemapping Layer. The subject of the research was to […]