The lecture, exhibition, and documentary are completed by an accompanying publication. In this publication, the theme of Consuming the City is discussed in a more diverse and deep manner. The students of the Research Masters in Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam, together with guest contributors, provide unusual perspectives and insights on contemporary happenings in cities. The publication will be distributed on the evening of June 6, 2016. After that, a digital version is made available online.

Leading up to the symposium, articles from the publication is published here on The Proto City. Expect a wide range of blog posts, varying from photoessays, descriptions of street life, a Tinder interview, and many more stories about consumption in cities around the globe.