Conference: 17 February 2012, Amsterdam
Our everyday lives are increasingly shaped by digital media technologies, from smart cards and intelligent GPS systems to social media and smartphones. How can we use digital media technologies to make our cities more social, rather than just more hi-tech?
This international conference, organised by The Mobile City and Virtueel Platform with the support of ARCAM, brings together key thinkers and doers working in the fields of new media and urbanism. Keynote speakers such as Usman Haque, Natalie Jeremijenko and Dan Hill will speak about the promises and challenges in this newly emerging and highly interdisciplinary field of urban design. The keynotes will be accompanied by presentations of ‘showcases’ from various disciplines, such as architecture, art, design, and policy.
Who should attend Social Cities of Tomorrow?
– Architects and urban planners interested in the ways digital media technologies shape city life, and how this translates to urban design.
– Housing cooperations and real estate developers interested in new ways to engage citizens in the co-creation of their living conditions.
– Artists, designers and media creatives who make work for physical environments and the urban public sphere.
– Policy makers and local government interested in the potential of digital media technologies for urban issues.
– Community organisers and social innovators who want to learn more about how digital media and collaborative principles from e-culture can be used for citizen engagement.