Newsletter July 2019

Ubiquitous digitization is increasingly transforming urban life in all its aspects and Smart City technologies promise unlimited efficiency to urban mobility solutions.

It is however worth reflecting on why digitally supported and automated negotiation concerning, amongst others, mobility does not necessarily equal objective and fair decision-making.

Newsletter July 2019 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 July 2019


The classic means of transport – car, bicycle, public transport and walking are increasingly supplemented and integrated with upcoming forms of mobility.

Lectures & Discussion City to Go @ Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 15 July 2019

Benjamin Knödler, der Freitag

Hille Bekic, Member of the Board of the Architektenkammer Berlin
Victoria Dykes, Ideation & Prototyping Lab Technology Foundation Berlin
Ingo Kollosche, IZT – Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment
Heiko Rintelen, FixMyBerlin

„City to Go“ 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).

On 15th July 2019, the City to Go program addresses urban mobility in the context of digitization and open data, by creating a space for exchange between open data experts, mobility researchers, city planners and architects as well as civil society and administrators. The programs language is German.
Engaging with the latest developments at the interface between cities and digital technology, City to Go is part of City Making Lab by Hybrid Space Lab in cooperation with Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

Mobility concepts are closely intertwined with cities’ sustainability, sociability, accessibility and healthiness, as well as concepts such as the “city of short distances” with its compact forms of urban development and its fair share of Kiez-bound mobility. Negotiating mobility is therefore about sharing and shaping the kind of city we want to live in!

City dwellers can increasingly integrate established means of transportation – bikes, car, public transportation and walking – with upcoming, data powered new mobility services.

* Who benefits from optimization of urban mobility as well as who sets its agenda?

* Which user groups are the target of the new digitally supported and data-powered mobility services such as bike-, scooter- and car-sharing, as well as car-pooling and ride sharing?

* Users’ movements and preferences generate huge volumes of data but who owns this information and what is it used for?

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Newsletter June 2019

Future Narratives and Immersive Experiences symposium at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF on May 22 2019 brought together interdisciplinary co-creators in the audiovisual sector, companies dealing with media, VR / AR / MR, games, 3D sound, the staging of productions, communication, heritage and cultural institutions or other fields of activity with the urge of delivering high-quality storytelling in the digital era.

Newsletter June 2019 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 June 2019