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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In January 2021, our colleagues Julieta Matos Castaño and Anouk Geenen, in collaboration with Deger Ozkaramanli, organized a workshop at the meetup sessions of the Speculative Futures The Hague community. The session was an interactive workshop, in which participants were invited to dissect all layers, elements, and relations of a controversy. More information about the […]
With the start of the new semester in September, two new MSc students joined the project as part of their graduation project. We’d like to introduce you to Eeuwe Krikke and Anne-Joke Wijsmuller; two eager Design-students who are interested in exploring collaboration in the smart city further. Eeuwe will focus on approaches to turn controversies […]
Imagine you had to design collaboratively a city neighborhood around the value of romance. The first step would be to ask yourselves: what does “romance” mean to us? Romance evokes different things for different people based on their cultural background, age or experiences. So, this would require taking multiple perspectives into account. Then, you would […]
The summertime is an excellent period to reflect on the last academic course. Last year, one of our most inspiring activities was our involvement in the Scenario-Based Product Design (SBPD) course, where we had the pleasure of being case-owners for two groups of students. SBPD tools and techniques are suitable for our research project since they facilitate […]
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 […]
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!
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!