Date & Time
Monday, June 28 | 14:00- 16:00 CEST, 08:00 – 10:00 EDT, 22:00 – 00:00 AEST
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The growing technologization of urban spaces has prompted changes in the way we understand cities. While the use of technology in cities was originally focused on improving administrative workflows, the growing number of applications, systems, and datasets available (or produced) by cities, has led scholars to conceptualize the city as a platform where multiple actors participate and interact. In this context, we want to discuss how such platforms can be adopted to manage common resources, to generate new forms of decentralized participation and to generate new dynamics between citizens, institutions and experts.
The symposium will present two main tracks, one focusing on the management of commons by local communities and the other dealing with new forms of participation or administration that are emerging thanks to the introduction of digital platforms. Both tracks discuss forms of collaborative city-making where digital platforms enable decentralized forms of participation and organization.
In addition, the symposium is connected with the workshop Urban commons and participation in the context of the platform society taking place on Tuesday, 29 June 2021. If you are interested in this topic, we recommend attending this workshop as well.
Gernot Tscherteu (Media Architecture Institute)
Juan Carlos Carvajal B. (Media Architecture Institute)
Julia Jesella (Media Architecture Institute)
Martijn de Waal
Professor at the research group of Civic Interaction Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse is an urban researcher, consultant, and author focusing on social inclusion, participation and gender.
Professor of Land Use Planning in the department of Built Environment at the Aalto University
Dr. Benjamin Seibel is Director of the CityLAB Berlin.
Juan Carlos Carvajal B
PhD candidate at the Bauhaus University Weimar. His dissertation focuses on new methods of citizen participation on digital technologies
Interaction designer and researcher at realitylab.at
In the development of Space&Matter’s Business Ecosystem Marthijn is responsible for the emergence of multiple new business ventures