Software developers, interface designers, architects and planners, media makers, community organisers, local governments, local entrepreneurs, housing corporations, researchers, activists, and new media artists are invited to participate in the three day workshop Designing Social Cites of Tomorrow, that precedes the international conference Social Cites of Tomorrow. The goal of the workshop is to explore the innovative design and usage of digital media technologies to make our our cities more social. How can these technologies be engaged to help solve four 'real world' urban issues?
During a three-day workshop participants from various professional and national backgrounds collaborate with local stakeholder organisations to address real-world urban issues. These organisations are a local government (Amsterdam municipality, economic affairs), a housingcorporation (Trudo Eindhoven), a cultural institute (Stroom Den Haag), and an office for architecture and urbanism (Temp.architecture Amsterdam). Stakeholder organisations commission a complex issue that they face and would like to see explored by a heterogeneous group of creative people.
See the website for full case descriptions and more background information on the program: http://www.socialcitiesoftomorrow.nl/workshop
The workshop takes place February 14 – 16, 2012 at ARCAM, in Amsterdam The Netherlands. Participants will also be able to make use of prototyping facilities at Fablab Amsterdam. The deadline for submission has passed on 30 December 2011.
The results will be presented at a public event on Thursday 16 February, 20:00.
Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, Amsterdam.
Admission: 5 euro.
On February 17,Virtueel Platform en The Mobile City organize an International conference on new media & urban design. Click here for more information.
The workshop and conference are organized by The Mobile City, Virtueel Platform and Arcam, in partnership with Mediamatic and Waag Society.