I contributed a chapter to Data and the City, edited by Rob Kitchin, Tracey P. Lauriault, Gavin McArdle, published by Routledge as part of the Regions and Cities series. The book is one of the outputs from a Programmable City Workshop that took place in September 2015 that I also took part in.
How can we safeguard ‘public values’ in a world where social, economic and civic interaction is increasingly mediated by digital platforms? Publication (in Dutch) with Jose van Dijck & Thomas Poell
Street Values looks at the relation between heritage and placemaking and the role that heritage professionals could take in activating civic publics in a network society.
The installation ‘Hackable Cityplot’ was featured at the IABR 2016. It brought attention to the collaborative and networked development of the former brownfield site of Buiksloterham in Amsterdam.
Design & The City was a four day conference & workshop exploring citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city.
This ‘research manifesto’ explores ‘the hackable city’ as an alternative future vision to the smart city. In a hackable city, new media technologies are employed to open up urban institutions and infrastructures to systemic change in the public interest.
What does the rise of ‘urban media’ mean for the urban public sphere and how do these new media technologies influence the way that the city functions as a community?
How can the rise of social media, urban data and the emergence of an ‘internet of things’ be made productive to improve the ‘bikeability’ of Sao Paulo?
I am honoured to be one of the contributors to this great volume on urban…
Together with One Architecture we have organized an international comparative research & network project on…