Smart Citizens Lab

In the Smart Citizens Lab we explore tools and applications to map the world around us. Along with citizens, scientists, and designers, we deal with themes ranging from air quality to the conditions of bathing water to noise pollution.

  • In 2014, we held the first measuring pilot with 100 citizens in Amsterdam and the Smart Citizen Kit.
  • In 2015, a new group of people worked on several experiments in participatory sensing in the city of Amsterdam. Read the publication we made or the scientific article about measuring air quality.
  • In 2016 and 2017, the lab continues within the European Making Sense programme in collaboration with similar initiatives in Barcelona and Prishtina (Kosovo). Measuring pilots at specific places will be held around the city. Regular meetings and talks are held at the Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger.

The Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab received an Honorary Mention at the European STARTS Prize '16.