our city

Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis


Film and Television Studies

Thesis Type

College of Arts and Science Honors, Honors College

First Advisor

Deborah Ellis

Second Advisor

Hilary Neroni

Third Advisor

Meghan Cope


Experimental, Film, Urban, Environmental, Capitalism


our city is an abstract environmental video that visually explores Burlington, VT. The urban spaces that humans exist within are made up of an array of physical and ideologically manufactured spaces. The video asks the viewer to reevaluate their perspective on the way we create and live in environments. What could be better? What are the strengths of the current way of life? The endless growth of capitalism creates the spaces we operate within and have the ability to shape day in and day out. There can be urban decay, there can be urban development. It all starts with a change of perspective to critically look at our cities and spaces.

The audiovisual array of spaces around Burlington presents coexistence and conflict. All perspectives and moments within these spaces present opportunities for more cohesion, more conflict, or something completely new. What spaces do people want to live in?



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