Smart Cities and Smart Citizenship

Oct 12, Free University Brussels: Smart cities and the role of Internet of Things technologies in public space. How to understand these new human-technology relationships, and how to connect philosophical and ethical analysis to practices of urban planning, design and policymaking? Building on the theory of technological mediation, the lecture will investigate how technologies can contribute to the quality of life of (urban) citizens, create new political configurations, and require new forms of citizenship. We need to broaden the perspectives from which we look at the influence of the digital domain on the analogue city and bring ethical considerations to the center of the smart city and citizens debate. The event takes place at BOZAR (Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussel). It is a co-production of the Free University of Brussels with Brussels Academy and BOZAR Agora. More information: https://www.vub.ac.be/events/2017/peter-paul-verbeek-smart-cities-and-citizens-a-question-of-technology

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