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The Design & the City workshops were hands-on sessions around the many facets of citizen-centered design for the smart city. We invited designers, students, scholars, public administrators, artists, activists and all smart citizens to join us in sharing insights, collaborate on research practices, experimenting with research methods, and cooperating towards new civic platforms. Please refer to each workshop’s page for specific information.

Workshop 1 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 Becoming smart citizens. How replicable ideas jump

Becoming smart citizens. How replicable ideas jump

We will question, map and work together to understand how smart citizen initiatives jump, that is how they are modified and appropriated - or not - in locations other than the ones where they were originally initiated.

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Workshop 2 22/4 - [CANCELLED] Shitty Glitches in Smart Cities. Digital Guano for Knowledge and Action in the City

Shitty Glitches in Smart Cities. Digital Guano for Knowledge and Action in the City

[Unfortunately, the workshop is cancelled due to logistical reasons] This workshop will explore digital guano as a fertile ground for anarcho-epistemological or ludo-epistemological urban knowledge production and interrogates how we might imagine and create an infrastructure that would enable this digital guano to settle in and feed the city as a counter-balance to smart city rhetoric.

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Workshop 3 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 Civic crowdfunding and citizen-led micro-regeneration. Discussing case studies in European cities and their impacts on public policies

Civic crowdfunding and citizen-led micro-regeneration. Discussing case studies in  European cities and their impacts on public policies

Through an interactive and creative approach, this workshop aims to explore and critically discuss experiences of civic crowdfunding in European cities, investigating the potential and limits of such innovative initiatives in proactively taking responsibility of public assets.

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Workshop 4 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 Creating grassroots initiative blueprints by mapping the city

Creating grassroots initiative blueprints by mapping the city

In this workshop the possibilities of the participatory mapping tool called Measuring Amsterdam will be explored, followed by a co-creation session in which the value of the retrieved datasets are explored.

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Workshop 5 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 Size and shape of the playing field. Map data in urban game design

Size and shape of the playing field. Map data in urban game design

Through an actual game design challenge, this workshop explores how well map data describes the street-level experience of the city.

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Workshop 6 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 Lose your way: Towards a Citizen-driven city

Lose your way: Towards a Citizen-driven city

The workshop explores co-creatively the concept of Smart Cities through a lens that promotes citizens as the driving force of urban innovation and urban planning.

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Workshop 7 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 New Approaches to Walkable Cities

New Approaches to Walkable Cities

Through a user­centred design approach, the workshop aims to propose strategies for enhancing walkability in cities with the aid of new technologies and associated data.

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Workshop 8 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 Smart enough for the Smart City? The citizen’s perspective on dealing with urban challenges

Smart enough for the Smart City? The citizen’s perspective on dealing with urban challenges

Collecting stories instead of data, to find out what problems we need technology to solve. During this workshop we will re­evaluate the role of the (metropolitan) government by working with the storytelling method ‘Feed Forward Stories’.

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Workshop 9 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 Revealing the City. Designing Contextual Interfaces for Social Interaction

Revealing the City. Designing Contextual Interfaces for Social Interaction

This workshop invites participants to collaboratively develop new ways to communicate concealed or unknown urban data. Through ideation and collaboration, prototypes will be designed that exemplify these new scenarios for public data dissemination in urban space.

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Workshop 10 22/4 10:00 - 17:00 Claim your smart citizenship. How networked citizens can get a grip on their own smart city

In this workshop we explore how networked citizens can get a grip on their own smart city and what role designers can play in enabling networked citizens to design and make their own smart application.

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Workshop 11 22/4 10:00 - 13:00 Bicycle parking in smart cities. Co-creating ideas for better solutions, based on the experiences of the cyclists

Bicycle parking in smart cities. Co-creating ideas for better solutions, based on the experiences of the cyclists

Using insights from our research on bicycle parking around train stations, you will co-create ideas for smarter bicycle parking solutions.

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Workshop 12 22/4 10:00 - 15:00 Inclusive recycling. What makes waste systems friendly, unfriendly, and empathic towards informal recycling?

The goal of the workshop is to discuss possible design, policy and technology responses to challenges faced by informal waste pickers across the globe.

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Workshop 13 22/4 14:00 - 17:00 Making Sense. Advances and Explorations in Participatory Sensing.

This workshop aims to demonstrate how citizen generated environmental measurements can inform evidence-based dialogues that enhance agency, and can potentially lead to healthier, more social and liveable cities.

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Workshop 14 22/4 10:00 - 13:00 Prototyping for Citizen Engagement. How can we empower citizens for social change?

Prototyping for Citizen Engagement. How can we empower citizens for social change?

Collecting methods, practices, tools, formats, experiences and case studies of prototyping for citizen engagement.

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1 – Fab City Campus

Workshops 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 take place at the FabCity Campus.

Location:
FabCity Campus
Head of Java-eiland
Tosaristraat 1
Amsterdam

2 – Pakhuis de Zwijger

Workshop 11, 12, 13, 14 take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Location:
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179
Amsterdam