Subversive Citizen Manual for the More-Than-Human City

Date & Time 

Tuesday, June 29  |  09:30-15:30 CEST, 03:30-09:30 EDT, 17:30-23:30 AEST
Via Zoom



As the city is becoming an ever more complex assemblage of human and artificial non-human entities, questions of relationships, rights and democratic values are becoming prominent. In particular, the growing presence of artificial entities we share our cities with and the less acknowledged presence of digital representation of ourselves (digital twins) we delegate part of our existence to, asks for addressing the controversial consequences of such urban innovation based on technological determinism. In this workshop, we will explore the design space of contestation within the more-than-human city, employing thing-centered-design techniques, as Interviews with Things and role-playing, to envision a set of subversive strategies creating a manual of subversive strategies to disengage or mingle with artificial agents in the smart city. These strategies will be collected in a provocative document: The Subversive Citizen Manual for the More-Than-Human City.


Signing up 

Call for position papers. Find more information on how to send your submission on 30 May at the latest via


Workshop Organizers 

Maria Luce Lupetti (AiTech, Delft University of Technology),
Iskander Smit (Cities of Things Delft Design Lab, Delft University of Technology),
Iohanna Nicenboim (Connected Everyday Lab, Delft University of Technology),
Gijs Huisman (Food and Eating Design Lab, Delft University of Technology),
Eduard Fosch Villaronga (eLaw – Center for Law and Digital Technologies, Leiden University),
Viktor Bedö (Critical Media Lab Basel, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland),
Mick Jongeling (Hogeschool Rotterdam Business School, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences).


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