Janina Schupp is a PhD candidate in Architecture at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on military simulations and cultural representations of urban spaces and marginal population groups. She has widely presented her research at international conferences, including SCMS, and has upcoming publications in the edited book "Filmurbia: Cinema and the Suburbs" (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016) and the journals "Short Film Studies" and "Scroope: The Cambridge Architecture Journal". Janina also works as a freelance producer for German television and previously held a British Research Council Fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Media Versus Rap: The (Self-) Representation of French Suburban Youths
During her residency, Janina Schupp will investigate the self-representation of suburban youths from Marseille and Paris through the medium of rap and music videos. She will critically examine how these self-portraits draw on the audio-visual style and stereotypical imagery attributed to these marginalised population groups through the media coverage of the urban riots in the last two decades. The project aims to unearth the tensions and remediations inherent in modern intertextual cultural representations.
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