At Thingscon Amsterdam 2017 I co-organized and moderated a panel (with Iskander Smit) on strategies to promote a citizen-centered development of IoT.

Games for Cities. How Games can Improve Citymaking.

With Play the City Foundation and The Mobile City. In the fall of 2016 and…

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? Together with Het Nieuwe Instituut, Gisela Domschke and the local biking community in Sao Paulo we organized a programme addressing these questions.

Street Values (Straatwaarden)

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.

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…


RT @MatthijsBouw Nice article about Buiksloterham and the ‘Hackable City’ in Le Monde. @themobilecity @one_arch_urb @FrankAlsema…

About 3 weeks 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:
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