TUR'20 highlights the importance of co-creation in the construction of liveable, sustainable cities, presenting an opportunity to share the work of architectural practices and researchers on participatory experiences and methodologies.
Contemporary metropolitan territories are creating an intertwined web of social, economical, environmental and digital relations among those who inhabit them. The democratization of technology and its ever-increasing influence in everyday life has amplified the ways in which citizens can turn distant connections into cooperative relations. These relations have the potential to foster and define an inclusive, common and sustainable future. New digital and social technologies present a new set of game-changers, not only for participation and space design practices, but also on openness and democracy levels in urbanisms and city-making processes, blurring the boundary lines between short-term design and long-term planning.
During this two week event, participants will develop co-creation processes, reframing the scale of interventions by the identification of local stakeholders, networks and agents engaged in collaborative partnership. The two day conference will explore digital and social technologies in bottom-up urban public space design strategies, structured in four thematic sessions: (1) City governance in the Network society; (2) Reinventing the city through commoning; (3) 2.0 City, culture, identity and play; and (4) Practices of co-creating Liveable Spaces. The four days’ masterclasses will engage participants in a collaborative learning experience to develop an integrated urban design solution in Barreiro (Lisbon Metropolitan Area). The opportunity to work on a real case scenario will allow the participants to combine technological knowledge and strategic design concerns, establishing inclusive strategies that link students, researchers, citizens, local initiatives and the municipality with different expertise and increase their ability to deal with the Urban Regeneration and Co-creating design methods for Liveable Spaces.
14 to 15 SEP - Conference Sessions
Summer School (6 ECTS)
16 to 19 SEP - Co-creation Laboratory In Situ
21 to 25 SEP - Co-production Laboratory
26 SEP - Final presentation and Exhibition
City governance in the Network society
Keynote Speakers: Pablo Aragón (SP) and João Seixas (PT)
Keywords: Co-governance, open democracy, open government data, public policies, urban activism, civic hacking, participatory governance, smart citizens.
Reinventing the city through commoning
Keynote Speakers: Marcella Del Signore (IT) [to be confirmed] and Ana Estevens (PT)
Keywords: commons, civic innovation, collective intelligence, commoning practices, communities-in-the-making, co-creation and co-management.
2.0 City: culture, identity and play
Keynote Speakers: Martijn de Waal (NL) and Micael Sousa (PT)
Keywords: Toolkits developers, Serious Games, Collaborative digital mapping, Digital interfaces, Interactive narratives, Citizen empowerment, Video games.
Session 4 (PROJECTS PRESENTATIONS)
Practices of co-creating Liveable Spaces
Keynote Speakers: Melanie Dodd (UK) and Coletivo GatoMorto (PT)
Keywords: Spatial Participatory Practices; Life Projects; Public Space Acupuncture; Design with people; Placemaking.
Pablo Aragón (ES)
Researcher at Data Science & Big Data Analytics unit at Eurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya, interested in characterizing online participation in civic technologies, the online network structures of grassroots movements and political parties, and the technopolitical dimension of networked democracy.
Marcela del Signore (IT/USA)
Architect and the principal of X-Topia, a design-research practice that explores the intersection of architecture and urbanism with digital practices. She is Associate Professor at New York Institute of Technology.
Ensaios e Diálogos Associação (PT)
Colectivo internacional e transdisciplinar de arquitectos, designers, artistas, construtores, programadores culturais e cientistas sociais, que experimenta formas alternativas de intervenção através da cultura, arte e arquitectura.
Martijn de Waal (NL)
Visiting schoolar at the M.I.T. Center for Civic Media and researcher at the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, where he is currently the Lectorate of Play and Civic Media. He is the general chair for the Media Architecture Biennale in Amsterdam, in 2020.
João Seixas (PT)
Geographer and Economist, he is Professor and researcher at FCSH at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is Commissioner of the Lisbon Strategic Charter and was Coordinator of the Political-Administrative Reform of Lisbon.
Micael Sousa (PT)
Civil engineer, worked as coordinator of the Strategic Urban Development Plan in Leiria. He is PhD candidate at University of Coimbra, researching on the application of analog serious games in participatory and learning processes.
Coordinator of the TUR International Conference + Summer School. She is Assistant Professor at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and Coordinator of the Digital FabricationLaboratory - Vitruvius Fablab-IUL.