Inhalt des Dokuments
Symposium Beware of Smart People!
Re-defining the Smart City Paradigm
towards Inclusive Urbanism
June 19 - 20, 2015, Berlin
Czech Center / Tschechisches Kulturzentrum & TU Berlin, Main building, Lichthof
The current debate about Smart Cities is strongly influenced by technological and application-oriented “hard” perspectives that predominantly materialize through the insertion of “smart” infrastructures into existing urban systems. Citizens (as individuals) and urban societies (as bodies) remain passive beneficiaries, end users or consumers.
This “smartification” of urban management is contrasted by increasing demands made by civil society and urban social movements towards greater inclusion in decision-making: New urban actors acquire new agency through local knowledge, expertise, creativity, social networking skills and collaborative capabilities, or social entrepreneurship.
The symposium “Beware of Smart People” addresses the conflictual reality in which Smart City approaches are currently unfolding. International scholars and practitioners will
(1) Reflect on the “Smart City” as a contested paradigm;
(2) Shift the discourse towards the notion of the urban as co-produced by many voices;
(3) Attempt to redefine “Smart City” by putting ordinary citizens as “Smart People” at the core of the debate.
Beware of Smart People!
Friday, June 19, 2015, 7pm
Czech Center / Tschechisches Kulturzentrum, Wilhelmstraße 44, 10117 Berlin
Another City is Possible: Practices of the Minimum Viable Utopia
Opening keynote of the symposium Beware of Smart People!
Adam Greenfield, Urbanscale, New York
Respondent: Vanessa Watson, School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town
Welcoming Address: Christine Ahrend, Vice
President for Research, Faculty Appointment Matters and Promotion of
Young Scientists, TU Berlin
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10am – 7pm
TU Berlin, Main building, Lichthof, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
Beware of Smart People!
Re-defining the Smart City Paradigm towards Inclusive Urbanism
10.00 am - 10.20 am
Introduction by TU Dialogue Platform Smart People & Urban Commoning
10.20 am - 12.20 pm
Session 1: PRODUCTION
Urbanizing the Smart City
Chair: Johanna Schlaack / Angela Million / Andreas Brück
Mark Deakin (Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation, Edinburgh Napier University),
Saskia Sassen (Department of Sociology, Columbia University),
Alberto Vanolo (Dipartimento Culture, Politica e Società, Università degli Studi di Torino)
13.30 - 15.30 pm
Session 2: MANAGEMENT
Smart People and Urban Governance
Chair: Carolin Schröder / Philipp Misselwitz
Gudrun Haindlmaier (Fachbereich Stadt- und Regionalforschung, TU Wien),
Ayona Datta (Leeds University),
Ola Söderström (Institut de Géographie, Université de Neuchâtel)
16.00 - 18.00 pm
Session 3: PRACTICE
Space Production and Practices of Urban Commoning
Chair: Sybille Frank / Jörg Stollmann
Gautam Bhan (Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore),
Friederike Habermann (Writer),
Colin McFarlane (Department of Geography, Durham University)
The symposium was organized by:
Dialogplattform Smart People & Urban Commoning, TU Berlin
Jörg Stollmann, FG Städtebau und Urbanisierung
Sybille Frank, FG Stadt-und Regionalsoziologie
Angela Million, Andreas Brück, FG Städtebau und Siedlungswesen
Philipp Misselwitz, Habitat Unit ‐ FG Entwerfen und internationale Urbanistik
Johanna Schlaack, Center for Metropolitan Studies
Carolin Schröder, Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft