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Design & The City was a four-day event that brought together international experts, researchers, designers, educators and policy makers to explore citizen-centered design approaches to the smart city. During our workshops, a round table conference and a session on living lab methodologies, the role of designers was addressed as initiators, innovators, campaigners, connectors, organisers, critics and imagineers of alternative urban futures. In addition, we discussed concrete design strategies that can contribute to more liveable, sustainable and sociable urban communities.

As the overall programme coordinator, I curated the programme and oversaw the production, in close cooperation with the Design & The City team, consisting of Kim Hagenaar (Conference Producer), Gabriele Ferri (Coordinator Workshops & Lab of Labs), Ellis Buis (Press Relations & Communication), Twan Eikelenboom (Editor in Chief Website and Newspaper), Maarten Terpstra (Community Manager Knowledge Mile) and Jennifer Veldman (Production Assistant)

See here for the full programme

http://designandthecity.eu/

Read the conference newspaper with essays by the keynote speakers:

http://designandthecity.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Design-The-City-2016-Newspaper.pdf

Read Dan Hill’s report on the main conference

https://medium.com/@cityofsound/the-social-and-the-democratic-in-social-democratic-european-cities-31e0bc169b0b#.22ksvtehh

 

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