The Smart Citizens Lab explores tools and applications that help make sense of the world around us. We work with citizens, scientists and designers to tackle environmental issues ranging from air and water quality to noise pollution.
In recent years, improved access to open hardware tools and makerspaces, as well as the creation of online data sharing platforms, has made possible the design of low-cost, open-source sensors that citizens can use to measure the environmental health of their neighbourhoods.
By collectively measuring and making sense of their environment, citizens become aware of how their lifestyle affects the ecosystem and, hopefully, adopt more sustainable behaviour as a result.
The Smart Citizens Lab is made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL.