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Christian Derix / Aedas, London

Christian Derix / Aedas, London

STREETWISE: MAPPING SPATIAL CONFIGURATIONS AND USER BEHAVIOURS FOR URBAN DESIGN. While most new technologies are being employed to support sustainability with the aim of visualizing and saving energy consumption, little attention is given to designing inherently sustainable structures of urban space, which afford socially, culturally and energetically good usage and occupation. The Computational Design Research...
Saskia Sassen / Columbia University, New York

Saskia Sassen / Columbia University, New York

THE GLOBAL STREET VS. THE PIAZZA. The aim is to open up a larger conceptual field to understand the complex interactions between power and powerlessness as they get shaped in urban space. I argue that the city makes visible the limits of superior military power and, most importantly, that cities enable powerlessness to become complex,...
Jason Dykes / giCentre / City University London

Jason Dykes / giCentre / City University London

GO WITH THE FLOW OR MAP TO KNOW? – SOME THOUGHTS AND IDEAS ON FLOW MAP DESIGN. This talk will identify some of the design conflicts that arise when mapping flows, consider various possibilities solutions and evaluate some potential designs in which these are used. It will do so by focusing on some of the...
Hermann Voesgen / City Climate Innovation Institute, Potsdam

Hermann Voesgen / City Climate Innovation Institute, Potsdam

THE RITUAL OF PARTICIPATION – THE THRILL OF BREAKING OUT IN PROTEST. CAN PARTICIPATION BE SMART? Smart technologies do not just change the infrastructure of cities, but also the lifestyles experienced within them. In the modern era, the “automobile-dependent city” is characterised by the relationship between public and private spaces, the connections and/or disconnections between...
Birgit Katharine Seemann / Department for Culture and Museum, Potsdam

Birgit Katharine Seemann / Department for Culture and Museum, Potsdam

THE CITY AS A STAGE. Many European cities are drifting away from each other. Fragmentation and internal divides are eroding cities’ power to integrate. This trend is associated with a degree of alienation on the part of residents from their city, their urban space. Interventionist initiatives – performances, flash mobs, video strolls, open air installations...
Nathalie Vallet / University of Antwerp

Nathalie Vallet / University of Antwerp

INFORMATIONAL CITIES AND CITY INNOVATION: (RE)DEFINING THE STRATEGIC FOOTPRINT OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES On the basis of an explorative case-study research, we describe and typify the (changing) strategic role of 9 public libraries within the urban networks aiming for the future development and innovation of Flemish and Dutch cities. Although the City of Flows (Manuel Castells)...
Knud Schulz / Urban Mediaspace Aarhus

Knud Schulz / Urban Mediaspace Aarhus

THE LIBRARY AS UNITING FACTOR IN A SOCIETY OF CHANGE. The Modern Library has changed from a book container to a space that reflects and supports the needs of the citizens. The building offers opportunity to add a new story about community building and knowledge sharing to the city history. The Library space is an...
Hans-Christoph Hobohm / City Climate Innovation Institute, Potsdam

Hans-Christoph Hobohm / City Climate Innovation Institute, Potsdam

THE BERLIN/POTSDAM REGION AS AN “INFORMATIONAL CITY” The lecture explores the extent to which the Berlin/Potsdam region can be viewed as an “informational city”. To this end, the cities of Singapore and Melbourne will be used for comparative purposes and the classic indicators of the “informational city” explained. In terms of its political and economic...
Michal Migurski / Stamen Design, San Francisco

Michal Migurski / Stamen Design, San Francisco

MAKING IT PUBLIC. VISUALIZING URBAN DATA. Michael Migurski likes to explore the act of maintaining flow “from below”, and the actors and tasks whose continued participation supports it. Viewed from a great distance, our work as data visualizers appears to be riding a smooth current of urban information. Viewed up close, that current is made...
Peter Conradie / University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam

Peter Conradie / University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam

TRUST THY NEIGHBOUR: USING ICT TO FACILITATE TRUST GENERATION IN URBAN NEIGHBOURHOODS. With an increased urban density and anonimization, new methods of interacting with neighbours are emerging. ICT can play an important role in establishing such new social ties and forms of collaboration. However, these technical innovations rely on the establishment of trust, making cooperation...
Fabian Kessl / Duisburg-Essen University

Fabian Kessl / Duisburg-Essen University

SO MUCH FOR A SPACE OF FREEDOM: AFTER THE PROJECT IS BEFORE THE PROJECT! ON THE POLITICAL DYNAMICS OF SOCIO-SPATIAL SUPPORT INITIATIVES. Manuell Castells’ networked society can now be found – at least semantically – at the local level, embodying an ideal of today’s community social policy and urban development: active neighbourhoods and local district-based...
Jutta M. Bott / City Climate Innovation Institute, Potsdam

Jutta M. Bott / City Climate Innovation Institute, Potsdam

THE PAIN AND PLEASURE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTINUITY – OR HOW MODERN IS THE HUMAN BEING IN SELF-SELECTED COMMUNITIES? In a digitally-determined world, we expect information to be available quickly whenever it is required; we demand a range of options for getting together with others and a high degree of flexibility in all aspects of...
Stefan M. Seydel / dfdu.org

Stefan M. Seydel / dfdu.org

FORM OF UNREST. INTERNET AS A CITY. The internet as a space in which nothing can be understood, and nothing can be shown.   Stefan M. Seydel holds a Swiss Diplom degree in architectural draftsmanship and Swiss Diplom and MA degrees in social work (from the Berliner Zentrum für postgraduale Studien Sozialer Arbeit, ‘Berlin Centre...
Tina Piazzi / dfdu.org

Tina Piazzi / dfdu.org

FORM OF UNREST. INTERNET AS A CITY. The internet as a space in which nothing can be understood, and nothing can be shown.   Tina Piazzi holds Swiss Diplom degrees as a care specialist and social worker, has paralegal training and holds a Master of Science in Clinical Supervision and Coaching from the University of...
Till Nagel / University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Till Nagel / University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

MAPPING THE URBAN NOW. In recent years more and more data about the city is digitally collected. This data from sources such as mobile phones, sensors, and location-based services can be visualized to reflect urban activity. Geovisualization stimulates the visual analysis of spatial patterns, relationships, and trends, as well as enables interactive exploration and understanding...
Markus Kissling / Spacewalk

Markus Kissling / Spacewalk

CREATING FREE SPACES – DESIGNING BOUNDARY OBJEKTS The lecture is based on experience with participatory projects organised as part of city and community development initiatives. It will reveal that a part of this experience can be transferred to the virtual world. Digital media, social media and virtual networking can within their respective systems be a...