City Making Lab facilitates a transdisciplinary dialogue investigating ongoing developments at the intersection of digitalization and the city.
In the centennial year with its widespread celebrations of the Bauhaus, the icon of industrial-era, City Making Lab addresses “City Making in the Digital Age”.
“City Making in the Digital Age” is the kick-off event of the City Making Lab, a co-operation between Hybrid Space Lab and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG).
The kick-off event of the City Making Lab series will take place on February 21st 2019 with a keynote lecture by Marleen Stikker, co-founder of WAAG Society and focus on City Making in the Digital Age.
The digitalization of large parts of city infrastructure raises new questions of privacy, data governance and (digital) design that have historically not been part of city planning, architecture and local governance.
„City Making in the Digital Age“ is introduced by the curators of the City Making Lab program, Christian Grauvogel (Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society) and Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Prof. Frans Vogelaar (Hybrid Space Lab).
The moderator Benjamin Knödler discusses with keynote speaker Marleen Stikker, co-founder of WAAG Society, an Amsterdam based interdisciplinary non-profit media lab and research institute and Beate Albert who is the head of the Berlin Partner Smart City Unit.
Marleen in her work, she aims to put social values at the core of technology by creating and promoting open, fair and inclusive innovations. She has been active in the field of internet and digital activism since the early nineties.
„City Making in the Digital Age“ is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin.
How can citizens actively manage their personal data in a digital city?
What responsibilities does a smart city have towards its residents?
Who are the City Makers of the digital age, what are their approaches and their potential, and how can they interact?