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Symposium: Beware of Smart People!
Re-defining the Smart City Paradigm towards Inclusive Urbanism
10:00 - 19:00
Technische Universität Berlin, Dialogplattform Smart People & Urban Commoning
The Dialogplattform Smart People & Urban Commoning combines various research projects at the Technical University of Berlin and brings together different strands of scientific orientation and expertise. The network comprises of national, European and international partnerships with cities, research institutions, system suppliers and local stakeholders.
How can practices of sharing, co-operation and commoning contribute to challenge the “Smart City”? The symposium “Beware of Smart People!” addresses the conflictual reality in which Smart City approaches are currently unfolding. International scholars and practitioners will reflect on the “Smart City” as a contested paradigm; shift the discourse towards the notion of the urban as co-produced by many voices and actors. and attempt to redefine “Smart City” by putting ordinary citizens as “smart people” at the core of the debate. The symposium shall function as a catalyst towards new agendas for future trans-disciplinary research on the “Smart City” in academia and practice.
Adam Greenfield’s keynote at the Festival Centre on Friday, June 19th will reframe the debate by putting those individuals at its core: the Smart People.