Design & The City was a four-day event that brought together international experts, researchers, designers, educators and policy makers to explore citizen-centered design approaches to the smart city. During our workshops, a round table conference and a session on living lab methodologies, the role of designers was addressed as initiators, innovators, campaigners, connectors, organisers, critics and imagineers of alternative urban futures. In addition, we discussed concrete design strategies that can contribute to more liveable, sustainable and sociable urban communities.
In this project I was part of a team of seven performing the role of production assistant, working close with producer Kim Hagenaar of Pakhuis de Zwijger.
Pictures by Sebastiaan ter Burg