“Agonistic engagement spaces: towards democratising the smart city” Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations (held online), University of Twente, 4-7 November 2020 Workshop date & time: Thursday, 5 November, 17:15-18:45 In this workshop, we invite participants to engage and reflect on a methodological framework based on ‘agonistic engagement spaces’ (Mouffe, 2000) in the context of human-technology-city interactions […]
On September 19th, Corelia Baibarac-Duignan organised a workshop to explore neighborhood ‘data’ and re-imagine neighbourhood futures, together with residents of Leidsche Rijn (Utrecht). The workshop was guided by the questions: ‘What is data?’, ‘Who decides?’ and ‘How can it be made meaningful for the future of the neighborhood?’. Rather than focusing on data understood from […]
Our partner @AeroVisionBV is organizing a hakathon in October. Would you like to explore how satellite imagery can help to address climate change issues? Join on 7-13 October! http://aerovision.nl/Projecten/Smart-City-Hackathon
Have you ever wondered how we might achieve a smart city that fulfills all its inhabitants’ aspirations? How might this city look like when you see it through other people’s eyes? And what kinds of actions might be needed to design a responsible smart city? If you are interested in exploring with us these kinds […]
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 […]
Last 4-7 November, Anouk Geenen, Corelia Baibarac-Duignan, and Julieta Matos Castaño presented part of their research at the https://phtr2020.events/. Would you like to know more about their work? Have a look at their talks! Anouk Geenen, Julieta Matos Castaño, Mascha van der Voort, Peter Paul Verbeek- ‘How to anticipate the mediation of values with stakeholders: […]
Interested in knowing more about our paper “The role of participatory design activities in supporting sense-making in the smart city”? Have a look at Julieta’s presentation at the DRS2020 conference!
We are proud of our colleague Anouk Geenen, who has been a recipient of the David Hakken grant to attend the Participatory Design Conference. Congratulations, Anouk!
On January 28th, 2020, we were involved in the first evening of the Future of the City event series organized by Fasade in Amersfoort (live music included!) where participants could play our storytelling card game about the future of the city. The event had interesting speakers: Jeroen Ruitenbeek provided a clear urban planning analysis of a district […]