Digitization raises new questions on privacy, data governance and (digital) design, historically unaddressed by city planning, architecture, civil society and governance.With cities worldwide striving to earn a “Smart City” reputation, it is however disputed who exactly benefits from these concepts.
Centering the empowerment of the city user, the Smart Citizen, it is urgent to approach and steer technological developments to meet citizens’ needs and desires, supporting our visions of how we want to live in our cities!
City Lab is a co-operation between Hybrid Space Lab and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) – and aims to facilitate a transdisciplinary dialogue, bridging the gap between data and privacy experts and urbanists, architects, city makers, civil society and governance.
City Lab’s kick-off event takes place on February 21 2019 with a Keynote by Marleen Stikker, Waag Society in Amsterdam and focusses on „City Making in the Digital Age“.
City Making in the Digital Age is introduced by the curators, Christian Grauvogel (HIIG) and Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Prof. Frans Vogelaar (Hybrid Space Lab) and moderator Benjamin Knödler discusses with, amongst other panellists, Marleen Stikker, co-founder of WAAG Society, an Amsterdam based interdisciplinary non-profit media lab and research institute.