A collection of 11 new essays by internationally renowned scholars and artists navigating the vast inter-disciplinary territory defined by fine art, architecture and the moving image. One of the fundamental events of modernity was the conquest of the world as picture, a process in which cinema was essential. Cinema was the single medium capable of capturing what Alexander Kluge describes as the ”the impossible moment”: a moment we couldn’t imagine beforehand, and which cannot be repeated later. Cities, bridges, ideas, gestures, skyscrapers, literature and art are all affected. The collection was initiated during the two-day symposium Urban Images in September 2010, hosted by Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Featured essays by Giuliana Bruno, Bull.Miletic, Andreas Bunte, Beatriz Colomina, Ed Dimendberg, Tom Gunning, Kathrin Meyer, Marit Paasche, and Judy Radul.