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City Making in the Digital Age

21-2-19 19:00 - 21-2-19 21:30
Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin

Marleen Stikker of Waag will join a keynote discussion at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, during the City Lab event on 21 February 2019 (sold out!).

In the centennial year with its widespread celebrations of the Bauhaus, the icon of industrial-era, City Lab addresses 'City Making in the Digital Age'.

'City Making in the Digital Age' is the kick-off event of the City Lab, a co-operation between Hybrid Space Lab and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG).

The digitalization of large parts of city infrastructure raises new questions of privacy, data governance and (digital) design that have historically not been part of city planning, architecture and local governance.

The moderator Benjamin Knödler discusses with the keynote speaker Marleen Stikker, co-founder of Waag, an Amsterdam based interdisciplinary non-profit media lab and research institute. In her work, she aims to put social values at the core of technology by creating and promoting open, fair and inclusive innovations. She has been active in the field of internet and digital activism since the early nineties.

'City Making in the Digital Age' is introduced by the curators of the City Lab program, Christian Grauvogel (Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society) and Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Prof. Frans Vogelaar (Hybrid Space Lab).

'City Making in the Digital Age' is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin.