Engaging with smart city controversies through a media interface

Date & Time 

Monday, June 28  |  10:00-12:00 CEST, 04:00-06:00 EDT, 18:00-20:00 AEST
Via Zoom 



Smart cities involve datafied and contested forms of public space that require new frameworks to conceptualize, develop and evaluate them. In this workshop, participants will reflect on how (critical) design makes smart city controversies debatable, and stimulate collective imagination ad action. To this end, participants will engage with a media interface that utilizes smart city controversies to reflect on public values and ethics of responsibility. The workshop will consist of three steps: (1) engagement with the media interface, (2) debate on controversies and (3) reflection on desirable and (un)desirable smart city futures.


Signing up 

To sign up, click here


Workshop Organizers 

Julieta Matos Castaño (University of Twente)
Anouk Geenen (University of Twente)
Corelia Baibarac-Duignan (Utrecht University)


More information & Contact

For more info, click here or email j.matoscastano@utwente.nl


Image Credits: Photo by Ridhwan Nordin on Unsplash