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The Hackable City Edited Volume. Digital Media & Collaborative Citymaking in the Network Society

In this edited volume to be published by Springer in 2018, various studies from around the (Western) world, describe and analyze new practices of collaborative citymaking.

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The Hackable City Edited Volume. Digital Media & Collaborative Citymaking in the Network Society

In this edited volume to be published by Springer in 2018, various studies from around the (Western) world, describe and analyze new practices of collaborative citymaking.

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Cahier #1 The Hackable City: A Model for Collaborative Citymaking

Cahier #1 introduces our Hackable City-model and explains how it can be used to explore collaborative processes of citymaking in democratic societies. What new roles have emerged for citizens, (design) professionals and institutions, and how can collectives of citizens organized issues of communal concern interact with traditional institutions?

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Cahier #1 The Hackable City: A Model for Collaborative Citymaking

Cahier #1 introduces our Hackable City-model and explains how it can be used to explore collaborative processes of citymaking in democratic societies. What new roles have emerged for citizens, (design) professionals and institutions, and how can collectives of citizens organized issues of communal concern interact with traditional institutions?

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Cahier #2 Design Probes for the Hackable City in Amsterdam Buiksloterham

Cahier #2 describes a series of design probes that explored cooperative area development in the Amsterdam brownfield redevelopment site of Buiksloterham. These probes were tailored to investigate specific aspects of ‘hackable citymaking’: collaborative practices between different stakeholders, where new media technologies are employed to open up urban institutions and infrastructures to systemic change, in the public interest.

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Cahier #2 Design Probes for the Hackable City in Amsterdam Buiksloterham

Cahier #2 describes a series of design probes that explored cooperative area development in the Amsterdam brownfield redevelopment site of Buiksloterham. These probes were tailored to investigate specific aspects of ‘hackable citymaking’: collaborative practices between different stakeholders, where new media technologies are employed to open up urban institutions and infrastructures to systemic change, in the public interest.

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Cahier #3 The Hackable City International: Lessons from Athens, São Paulo and Shenzhen

Cahier #3 explores a series of concrete hackable citymaking practices in Athens, São Paulo and Shenzhen. Despite being situated on different continents and having distinct traditions and political systems, we found a number of dynamics around civic initiatives in these cities that further informed our Hackable city model.

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Cahier #3 The Hackable City International: Lessons from Athens, São Paulo and Shenzhen

Cahier #3 explores a series of concrete hackable citymaking practices in Athens, São Paulo and Shenzhen. Despite being situated on different continents and having distinct traditions and political systems, we found a number of dynamics around civic initiatives in these cities that further informed our Hackable city model.

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The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit

This manifesto served as the starting point of our research project. Using ‘hacking’ as a lens to explore practices of collaborative citymaking, the book offers the hackable city as a collaborative, citizen centered alternative urban imaginary in lieu of dominant top-down smart city paradigms.

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The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit

This manifesto served as the starting point of our research project. Using ‘hacking’ as a lens to explore practices of collaborative citymaking, the book offers the hackable city as a collaborative, citizen centered alternative urban imaginary in lieu of dominant top-down smart city paradigms.

de Lange, Michiel. 2017. Slimme stad, slimme stedelingen. Agora Magazine voor sociaalruimtelijke vraagstukken, 14-16.

Article (in Dutch) in AGORA Magazine ” Slimme stad, slimme stedelingen”

Recently I wrote a contribution (in Dutch) for the Agora Magazine special issue about smart cities. In the essay I suggest three alternative imaginaries for smart and social cities: data city, playful city, and maker city. All of these imaginaries have

de Lange, Michiel. 2017. Slimme stad, slimme stedelingen. Agora Magazine voor sociaalruimtelijke vraagstukken, 14-16.

Article (in Dutch) in AGORA Magazine ” Slimme stad, slimme stedelingen”

Recently I wrote a contribution (in Dutch) for the Agora Magazine special issue about smart cities. In the essay I suggest three alternative imaginaries for smart and social cities: data city, playful city, and maker city. All of these imaginaries have

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New Amsterdam Magazine #10 – contribution about Hackable City Making

To the most recent edition of New Amsterdam Magazine #10 we contributed an article about The Hackable City. Read the article Hacking Buiksloterham: How digital media can democratize city-making (pdf) Read the full version of the Magazine here >>

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New Amsterdam Magazine #10 – contribution about Hackable City Making

To the most recent edition of New Amsterdam Magazine #10 we contributed an article about The Hackable City. Read the article Hacking Buiksloterham: How digital media can democratize city-making (pdf) Read the full version of the Magazine here >>

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Hacking Buiksloterham: How Self-Builders Are Making Their City

We’ve presented our work at the TRADERS Closing Conference ‘MEDIATIONS – Art & Design Agency and Participation in Public Space’. The paper is included in the proceedings of the event (ca. 19 MB pdf).

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Hacking Buiksloterham: How Self-Builders Are Making Their City

We’ve presented our work at the TRADERS Closing Conference ‘MEDIATIONS – Art & Design Agency and Participation in Public Space’. The paper is included in the proceedings of the event (ca. 19 MB pdf).

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Essay (in Dutch) “Stories about smart cities: how citizen can identify with their city”

Recently I wrote an essay at the invitation of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). In the essay (Dutch), I argue that the lack of appealing narratives about smart cities is one of the reasons why citizen engagement remains such

Essay Estafette reflecties op de toekomst van de digitale overheid

Essay (in Dutch) “Stories about smart cities: how citizen can identify with their city”

Recently I wrote an essay at the invitation of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). In the essay (Dutch), I argue that the lack of appealing narratives about smart cities is one of the reasons why citizen engagement remains such

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Opinion article in Dutch newspaper Parool about The Hackable City

For the Saturday May 30 2015 edition of national newspaper Parool (with a strong basis in Amsterdam), I wrote an opinion article called “Een echte slimme stad is een speelse stad” (“A truly smart city is a playful city” –

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Opinion article in Dutch newspaper Parool about The Hackable City

For the Saturday May 30 2015 edition of national newspaper Parool (with a strong basis in Amsterdam), I wrote an opinion article called “Een echte slimme stad is een speelse stad” (“A truly smart city is a playful city” –

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“Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design” – First Monday article

The Mobile City contributed a paper to the very interesting special November 2013 issue of First Monday called “Waves, Bits & Bricks: Media and The Social Production of Urban Space“. How has media affected cities in real, concrete terms? How do

Waves, Bits & Bricks

“Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design” – First Monday article

The Mobile City contributed a paper to the very interesting special November 2013 issue of First Monday called “Waves, Bits & Bricks: Media and The Social Production of Urban Space“. How has media affected cities in real, concrete terms? How do

Eindhoven Hhackable Wereldstad

Eindhoven Hackable World City: speculating on future investments for the city

 A while ago we were invited by Amsterdam based architecture and planning firm One Architecture to collaborate on a research project about the possible future of urban planning and policy in the Netherlands. The project was commissioned by Deltametropool Network for Metropolitan

Eindhoven Hhackable Wereldstad

Eindhoven Hackable World City: speculating on future investments for the city

 A while ago we were invited by Amsterdam based architecture and planning firm One Architecture to collaborate on a research project about the possible future of urban planning and policy in the Netherlands. The project was commissioned by Deltametropool Network for Metropolitan