Hacking the City: “Urban buzz“
How can new technologies 'hack' into a given place and improve that place? Analysing behavior data and challenging the way, we use the city by creating temporary meeting points - virtual or physical.
HACKING THE CITY by Alexandra Institute, IFHP, Urbego & Copenhagen Solutions Lab
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In Hacking the City Lab we will focus on three main areas of Vester Voldgade - The City Hall Square, Stormgade and the square in front of Den Classenske Legatskole. During the course of the lab, participants will work to collect, interpret and visualize data to finally create the concept of a digital-physic installation that will encourage tourists to actively be a part of the urban environment of Vester Voldgade.
CASE: VESTER VOLDGADE
The mentors of the lab are planning and facilitating the day to day program and are adding experts and inspirators during the week. They will be guiding, motivating and challenging the participants all the way to the final presentation.
The Alexandra Institute
The integration of digital technology in the physical surroundings is a fast-growing R&D area on an international level. The Alexandra Institute connects professional competences i.a. architecture, anthropology, engineering and computer science with the research mission to create new concepts for the future surroundings. This includes the clothes and devices we wear, the rooms and buildings in which we live and work, and the landscapes and urban space in which we move.
Liselott Stenfeldt: Architect MAA & Senior Interaction Designer, The Alexandra Institute
Liselott is a part of the Alexandra Institute's Interactive Spaces Lab, where technology in a tangible way is used to create innovative prototypes and installations for our physical surroundings. At the lab, she is responsible for the development and design of urban digital-physical initiatives and tools (often with a focus on how to involve citizens in new ways).
Trine Plambech: Senior Green Urban Designer, The Alexandra Institute
Trine works with innovation processes in an interplay among people, IT and nature. Trine is part of the Alexandra Institute's Sustainable Transition Lab where she works with for instance user studies and user involvement to develop concepts, technology and services in a smart city context. Her projects mainly revolve around nature, sustainability and green energy.
IFHP and Urbego
Urbego is a non profit organization. Urbego means city-metropolis in Esperanto and was established on the basis of a desire for a common platform for young planning professionals under the age of 35. The purpose of Urbego is to create opportunities for discussion and research on urban issues, give young planners a voice in the planning debate and engage new generations as agents of change in the field of planning. An important goal is to provoke a reflection on the future role of planners in the changing global order and develop a common direction for the profession.
Giulia Maci: Architect and urban planner, Urbego / Project Manager, IFHP
Giulia works as project manager at the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) in Copenhagen carrying out different projects, with a specific focus on affordable housing and strategies of re-urbanization of town centers. In 2012 Giulia co-founded Urbego. She has taken part in several international workshops on urban design and published a number of articles in journals and conferences, on housing and planning in the Balkans region.
The labs are based on a real case presented by the case owner - a real challenge, that the case owner needs inspiration to solve. The participants will present the innovative solutions to key people from the public and private sectors and who knows, maybe you will be picked out to be a part of the implementation of the best ideas.
Copenhagen Solutions Lab
Copenhagen Solutions Lab is the City of Copenhagen's incubator for smart city initiatives. We work cross-departmental with the City's administration and in partnership with local and international companies and knowledge institutions to create and test new ideas, technologies and solutions to real urban challenges, and create new ways to relate to urban planning and the built environment.
Mikkel Chr. Knudsen Holst: Special Advisor, Copenhagen Solutions Lab
MIkkel works at The Culture and Leisure Department, City of Copenhagen with creative growth policy and urban culture. Mikkel is a part time member of Copenhagen Solutions Lab where he focuses on innovation of citizen and tourism service. Mikkel's work revolves around how the city can foster more "Smart Citizens" - citizens that participate, create and shape the smart city though various tools such as tactical urbanism, physical prototyping and open innovation.
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Last updated Wednesday, August 05, 2015