Round n Around

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?

Games will Save the City

With Play the City Foundation. In the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 Gabriele…

Street Values

With Heritage Lab. With this research project we organized three ‘ateliers’ in the spring of…

Hackable Metropolis Buiksloterham International

Together with One Architecture we have organized an international comparative research & network project on…

Hackable Cityplot @ IABR 2016

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

Design & The City was a four day conference & workshop exploring citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city.

Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space

Coordinators José van Dijck  and Thomas Poell Participants José van Dijck, Thomas Poell, Mark Deuze,…

Hackable Metropolis Buiksloterham

Digitale media technologieen in de BSH: organisatietools voor burgers om de stad ‘ hackable’ te…

Publieke Ruimte Publieke Zaak

Together with Michiel de Lange, I am carrying out the research project ‘Social Cities of…

Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis

Our aim is to develop a research agenda and consortium that explores the role of…

Smart Cities in a Smart Society

A NWO-funded ALFA-Meerwaarde research project in cooperation with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Planbureau voor…

Public Space & The Public Good

Public Space & The Public Good (Publieke Ruimte Publieke Zaak in Dutch) is the title…


RT @gregpgriffin Just found I have a few free eprints of my review of "The City as Interface" by @martijndewaal at……

About 3 days ago from Martijn de Waal's Twitter via TweetDeck

Short Bio

Martijn de Waal (1972) is a writer and researcher focussing on the relation between digital media, society and urban culture, with a specific interest in public space and civic media.

He is currently working as a senior researcher at the Lectorate of Play and Civic Media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

His most recent books are De Platformsamenleving. Strijd om publieke waarden in een online wereld (2016, in Dutch) and The City as Interface. How New Media Are Changing the City (2014).


By email:
martijn@[this domain]

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