Location: Architekturzentrum, Wien
Urbanity is increasingly shaped by networks of informational technologies. However, it is not only traffic control systems, energy supply, infrastructure and planning models which are based on ever more complex digital systems. The world of work, social spaces and cultural processes, too, increasingly rely on a complex structure of electronically controlled processes.
Global companies and their technologies promise to make cities more efficient, safer and cleaner. But do these systems actually benefit the citizens, and if so, to what extent? What might be long-term consequences and which side effects must be expected? What are the risks of an ever-increasing dependence on complex systems? Which options and possible courses of action do citizens actually have?
Karoline Mayer, Architekturzentrum Wien
13:45 – 15:15
Introduction and Critical Perspectives
Adam Greenfield (USA)
15:15 – 15:30 Pause
15:30 – 17:00
Infrasctructure and Urban Dynamics
Thomas Grüter (DE)
17:00 – 17:30 Pause
17:30 – 19:00
Decentral Technologies and Urban Life
Marleen Stikker (NL)
Christoph Laimer (AT)
19:00- 19:15 Pause
19:15 – 20:15
Global Processes and Local Spaces
This event will be held in German and English.