On 19 October 2021, we participated in the Up Close & Personal talk show organized by Design United for the DDW21. We discussed how, with “Future Frictions“, we explore alternative forms of engagement to reflect on smart city futures. It was a wonderful experience to be there, and to be inspired by very interesting projects […]
During the Dutch Design Week 2021, we have spent a weekend at the Experivan of the BMS Lab of the University of Twente. In this pop-up lab exhibit, we could engage with visitors and share with them our web experience Future Frictions. This has been a very valuable opportunity to collect feedback and insights that […]
We are proud to launch Future Frictions, a web experience to reflect on and debate smart city futures. In this interactive web-experience, you walk around a neighbourhood and interact with different people living in it. While encountering a specific smart city technology (i.e. a drone, AI), you are confronted with making controversial decisions regarding its […]
Our colleagues Corelia Baibarac-Duignan and Michiel de Lange have published an article in Big Data & Society: “Controversing the datafied smart city: Conceptualising a ‘making-controversial’ approach to civic engagement“. This paper explores how controversies can act as agents of change and open up new spaces for participation and action. Have a look!
Have you ever heard about “transdisciplinarity”? and “transdisciplinary working”? In this video, Mascha van der Voort talks about transdisciplinary working, a very important aspect of our Responsible Cities project!
Our colleague Corelia Baibarac-Duignan presented at the Data Justice Conference last 20-21 May 2021. In the video below, you may watch her talk entitled: “From controversies to controversing: producing civic engagement in the datafied smart city”. Enjoy!
Together with Gemeente Amersfoort, Aerovision and Marxman, we have co-created a tool to explore ethical dilemmas in smart city futures. This tool consists of a set of 4 scenarios that are fictive and provocative short narratives that illustrate ethical issues arising from the development and implementation of smart city technologies. The scenarios narrate plausible stories […]
In April 2021, our colleague Michiel de Lange moderated a very interesting discussion hosted at the Pakhuis de Zwijger for the MAB. The discussion revolved around envisioning and experimenting with playful alternatives for urban life. More information at the MAB website. And you may watch the full livecast in the video below!
On June 28, 2021, we will be organizing a workshop at the MAB2020. In this workshop, we will showcase the prototype of a web experience that brings smart city controversies to life. How do our individual choices shape the smart city? How can an immersive digital experience encourage debate about different perspectives and values? For […]
Our colleague Anouk Geenen participated in the second MAB meetup that brought together early-career researchers from around the world to discuss their research topics and processes, and share their multiple perspectives on the inter-disciplinary field of Media Architecture. The aim of this online session was to showcase current developments in the research of media architecture […]