Urban aesthetics is a marginal, though emerging field in philosophy. This is surprising since it addresses a fairly common intuition that cities can be breathtakingly beautiful, and in a different way than paintings are beautiful. In my new video I talk about recent developments in the field and suggest that cities are not only beautiful because of their looks but also because of the dreams they allow us to dream and the stories they afford for our life.
Awesome news! My abstract “Mediating Wilderness: The City’s Self-Demarcation from and Participation in Nature” was accepted for the online Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations Conference 2020.