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Dialogplattform Smart People & Urban Commoning, TU Berlin

Symposium: Beware of Smart People!

Re-defining the Smart City Paradigm towards Inclusive Urbanism

10:00 - 19:00

Technische Universität Berlin
Lichthof Hauptgebäude
Strasse des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
www.cud.tu-berlin.de www.dialogplattform.tu-berlin.de

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.

Register: konrad.wolf(at)mailbox.tu-berlin.de

Registration: 9:30 Uhr
Introduction: TU Dialogue Platfrom Smart People & Urban Commoning (10:00-10:20 Uhr)
Session 1: PRODUCTION (10:20-12:20)
Alberto Vanolo Dipartimento Culture, Politica e Società, Università degli Studi di Torino
Mark Deakin Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation, Edinburgh Napier University
Saskia Sassen Department of Sociology, Columbia University
Session 2: MANAGEMENT (13:30-15:30)
Ayona Datta University of Leeds
Gudrun Haindlmaier Fachbereich für Stadt- und Regionalforschung, TU Wien
Ola Soderström Institut de géographie, Université de Neuchatel
Session 3: PRACTICE (16:00-18:00)
Colin McFarlane Department of Geography, Durham University
Friederike Habermann Author
Gautam Bhan Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore
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