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On Citizens, their Cities, and the Role of Design: Online meetup

Thursday, April 9 2020
Online meetup
12:45 – 16:00 CEST

See event on Meetup.com

A two-part online meetup in light of the current situation of online community building, self-management, and collective ownership. Can design play an active role in community-building in economically and culturally diverse neighborhoods in transformation? Can design prevent or reduce the risk of segregation when new groups (economically, culturally) enter a neighborhood? Can design play an active role in bonding? In this meetup, we’ll look at the affordances and promises of current (online) platforms and technologies.

We will start by questioning how media architecture can be used to create a fair(er) and inclusive city. We will follow with an exploration of the issue of inclusivity on the scale of a neighborhood, with the intention to improve the current situation by designing forms of media architecture and digital platforms.

The discussion will take several real cases as examples – including projects on which students of the Master Digital Design have been working (first half) and the experiences by Piet Vollaard and Saskia Beer (second half).

The event will be hosted by the Master Digital Design, and moderated by Professor Ben Schouten, Scientific Director of the Master Digital Design.

Program

For the first part, please access via the following link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upIrd-CprjMsdFSAsCaGEo4PzJrnLNmlyg

The second part with speaker Saskia Beer and Piet Vollaard can be accessed via the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/309263825?pwd=cVRHTUVCSFFlTmVLK3hvSkVkWmNvdz09

PART 1 – STUDENT CASES
12:45. Virtual Walk-In
13:00. Student presentations + feedback
14:15. Break

PART 2 – MEET-UP TALKS
14:30. Piet Vollaard (Si/dM)
15:00. Saskia Beer (TransformCity)
15:30. Panel Discussion
15:50. Virtual Closing

Collaborators

This meetup is part of the MAB Master Studio – a collaborative project of Archis together with Master Digital Design from Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Sandberg Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, and the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.