The workshop “Conflict Space” taking place at the International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2022 in Barcelona deals with the re-signification of a very contentious Franco monument and is part of the ‘Deep Space’ research on the politics of memory and heritage in the digital age.
What is the relationship between city visions and urban concepts from the past and today’s Smart City narratives?
Climate City explores how digital technologies contribute to addressing climate adaptation and develops digitalization strategies that take urban sustainability into account. Climate City focuses on digitally supported participatory climate adaptation and is committed to the idea that a smart city should be a climate-conscious city.
The workshop creates an inspirational space to speculate on possible diplomacy applications by projecting onto diplomacy innovative digital solutions from numerous fields.
What’s the future like? For professionals in the exhibition business this is a very relevant and difficult problem. Because the future does not give us any objects yet.
Fast-paced advances in technology are creating diffuse and volatile conditions in which international actors operate. Disruptive innovations such as machine learning and big data analytics are changing governments, NGOs, the media, businesses, and in some cases entire industries. New and unexpected players entering the field are putting pressure on the traditional division of roles between politics, business, journalism and civil society.
Lectures & Workshop @ Un-Conference Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, 2 February 2018
The workshop is an experimental laboratory that strongly interacts with the public. During the workshop the participants learn how to use a Do It Yourself (DIY) 3D printer and how to share the digital design information of physical objects through online communities.
Recent developments such as Internet of Things, Big Data and Machine Intelligence will algorithmically organize life, including urban nature. These developments in technology and media are supporting the development of a new hybrid architecture where architecture and nature fuse.
Hybridization is an evolutionary strategy of cumulative, dynamic cultures that are based on intercultural connections and fostered by cross-fertilization.
Increasingly tourism is contributing to global prosperity and enabling intercultural exchange, increasing the global ecological footprint and threatening local culture.
Global Challenges Smart Solutions
Highly innovative, creative and pragmatic Dutch approach to develop technology solutions for global challenges at the Hannover Messe 2014.
Cross-fertilisation, borrowing other’s ideas and incorporating elements of other’s culture into one’s own is crucial to cultural development.
Lecture Co-Thenticity @ Dutch Design Institute, Beijing Design Week 2011, Beijing, 28 september 2011
For a week, from 8 October till 15 October 1999, a boat descended the Rhine, the archetypal symbol of connection between Germany and the Netherlands, as a floating media-laboratory, from Cologne on its way to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Floating Media Laboratory, Cologne to Amsterdam, 8-15 October 1999
Prototyping an open source toolkit for CRISIS design, design addressing sudden or unpredictable changes in climate and social conditions and dealing with migration and mobility as an effect of globalisation, unrest or war.
Smart City Governance
How can we co-create the Smart City?
The program addresses Smart City Governance as an interactive process and provides networking opportunities between the different actors involved in urban transformation.
The workshop focused on hybrid space and its notations. Participants included architects, urbanists, landscape architects, software and hardware engineers, philosophers, theatre makers and media artists. The workshop tackled the hybridity and complexity of urban environments, relying on a wide range of fields of expertise and artistic approaches.
Workshop, Installation & Lectures @ Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland, March – April 2011
Is there no security in the global world? The longing for more certainty in an increasingly complex world – and innovative solutions for coping.
Trust and certainty play an increasingly important role for people in the globalized world. Globalization does not only take place “outside”. For one’s personal environment is also becoming globalized – actual living space is expanded to encompass the virtual space of the Internet.
Article, Research & Lecture Architecture of Succession @ European Forum Alpbach, Austria, 1 August 2006