On 5 and 6 Sept 2017 I was invited to give a talk at the workshop The Right to the Smart City: Citizenship, Civic Participation, Urban Commons and Co-Creation, at Maynooth, as part of Rob Kitchin’s The Programmable City project.
Below the video report of the session I was in (session 2: Urban Commons):
Here’s the full program of the 2 days:
Introduction: Rob Kitchin, The Right to the Smart City.
Session 1: Citizenship and the Smart City
Katharine Willis (Plymouth, UK), Ava Fatah (UCL, UK), Ana Baltazar (UFMG, Brazil) & Satyarupar Shekhar (CAG, India): Whose Right to the Smart City?
Jiska Engelbert (Erasmus, Rotterdam): Whose right to (define) the smart city? Extending our critical pointers beyond citizen participation
Réka Pétercsák & Mark Maguire (Maynooth): Participation in the Smart City: An Ethnographic Study of Citizen Engagement in Dublin
Cesare Di Feliciantonio (Maynooth): Against the romance of the smart community. The case of Milano 4 You.
Session 2: Urban Commons
Ramon Ribera-Fumaz (UoC, Barcelona): Citizens for Digital Social Innovation: Between Smartness and Commoning?
Michiel de Lange (Utrecht, Netherlands): Datafying the commons: data publics and smart citizenship
Paolo Cardullo (Maynooth): Smart Commons or a smart approach to the Commons?
Session 3: Co-creation and city governance
Nancy Odendaal (Cape Town, South Africa): Appropriating ‘big data’: exploring the emancipatory potential of the data strategies of civil society organisations in Cape Town, South Africa
Anna Davies (TCD): Smart flows? Commodification, commons and consumption for smarter cities
Robert Bradshaw (Maynooth): Democratic Rationalizations in the Bikeshare Sector
Session 4: Public labs, citizen-centric living labs, citizen science
Tara Whelan (Limerick): Matters of fact and matters of concern: issues of legitimacy, trust and resistance in citizen science
Gabriele Schliwa (Manchester, UK): Smart cities by design? Interrogating human-centred design as a tool for civic participation
Claudio Coletta & Caspar Menkman (Maynooth): Calculating publics and citizenship distributed sensing
Session 5: Shared city making (civic hacking, civic media)
Andrew Schrock (Chapman, USA): Toward an Actual Theory of the City: “Civic Tech” as a Mid-Level, Organic Model of Urban Change
Catherine D’Ignazio, Eric Gordon & Elizabeth Christoforetti (Emerson, USA): Participatory Urban Sensing: a Blueprint for a Community-led Smart City
Sung-Yueh Perng (Maynooth): Civic technology, social innovation and the reshaping of smart cities