DATA CITY ° OPEN CITY ° OUR CITY
German-Indian Roundtable and Discussion: DATA CITY ° OPEN CITY ° OUR CITY
Date: 03. July 2014 @ Technical University Berlin, Room A053
Data – big or small – is increasingly changing the perception and reality of our cities. On the one side, the opportunities look promising: better communication facilities, more efficient mobility and production by means of data based infrastructure. On the other side, we are facing various challenges and insecurities: What are the consequences of data based technology for the spatial, cultural and political future realities of our cities? Who is using or misusing data? Who benefits from data? How much access to data do we have?
We are just at the beginning of understanding the major changes in the fields of architecture, urban design and planning. The overall question for us is: if cities are shaped more and more by data, will designers and planners be empowered or handicapped to negotiate and design inclusive cities?
The conference critically questions the smart city model from a global perspective. By shifting the perspective from an abstract economic city-term to a people-oriented approach, the conference will not only analyze challenges and opportunities of digital technologies for urban development but will identify technologies and applications that are empowering both for the design and planning professions and for the cities’ inhabitants alike.
Agenda 03. July
17.00 – 18.30 Roundtable – Politics of Data – Changing Perception and Design
Scientific Pecha Kucha / 6 Minute Inputs by:
Sumandro Chattapadhyay (The SARAI Programme, Delhi)
Tile von Damm (MOD Institute Berlin.Bangalore)
Marian Dörk (Potsdam University of Applied Sciences)
Johannes Dumpe (OpenBerlin)
Maya Indira Ganesh (Tactical Technology Network)
Jens Herrmann (d’cent)
Martin Kohler (HCU Hamburg)
Christof Mayer (Raumlabor Berlin)
Ines-Ulrike Rudolph (TX-Architekten)
Rouven Brües (Liquid Democracy)
19.00 – 20.30 Data as an Actor – Keynote and Discussion
Bharath Palavalli (Fields of View, Bangalore)
Anne-Katrin Fenk (MOD Institute Berlin. Bangalore)
Jörg Stollmann (TU Berlin)
The event is organized by MOD Institute and TU Berlin, Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization. With friendly support by TriNet Global and GIZ.
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