Category Archives: Research blog

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01 February 2017: Collective vs. traditional, What are the lessons learned of cooperative development on plot 21 in Buiksloterham?

The Hackable City – Cooperative Development in Buiksloterham from HackableCity Wednesday february 1, The Hackable City will present the outcomes of the research on Buiksloterhams plot 21 in Pakhuis de Zwijger. What are the lessons learned for the city at large?

Buiksloterham, Ridderspoorweg k21

01 February 2017: Collective vs. traditional, What are the lessons learned of cooperative development on plot 21 in Buiksloterham?

The Hackable City – Cooperative Development in Buiksloterham from HackableCity Wednesday february 1, The Hackable City will present the outcomes of the research on Buiksloterhams plot 21 in Pakhuis de Zwijger. What are the lessons learned for the city at large?

Walking on Sunshine, Reflections on research through making and collaborative design

When discussing current design methodology one is confronted with the terms ‘research through making’, or ‘research by design’. What exactly do these terms mean, and how can this methodology be used to explore the collaboratively designing of public space –

Walking on Sunshine, Reflections on research through making and collaborative design

When discussing current design methodology one is confronted with the terms ‘research through making’, or ‘research by design’. What exactly do these terms mean, and how can this methodology be used to explore the collaboratively designing of public space –

Designing and testing the ‘Internationale Bouwtentoonstelling’ app

Introduction How can communities of practice such as ‘self-builders’ (people who build their own homes) learn from each other? And how can innovative approaches for building houses that potentially benefit the public good (like more sustainable ways to manage energy

Designing and testing the ‘Internationale Bouwtentoonstelling’ app

Introduction How can communities of practice such as ‘self-builders’ (people who build their own homes) learn from each other? And how can innovative approaches for building houses that potentially benefit the public good (like more sustainable ways to manage energy

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Satisfaction and sense of ownership in a Co-Commissioning process

One of the promises of developing an area through the bottom-up collaboration in building groups rather than through the top down strategies of project developers is that the future residents will be more satisfied with their new houses, and will

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Satisfaction and sense of ownership in a Co-Commissioning process

One of the promises of developing an area through the bottom-up collaboration in building groups rather than through the top down strategies of project developers is that the future residents will be more satisfied with their new houses, and will

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 6)

This is the third of a special series of guest posts by Sjors Martens, PhD student researching games and cities at Utrecht University’s departments of Media and Culture Studies and Computer Science. We asked Sjors to report and reflect on a series

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 6)

This is the third of a special series of guest posts by Sjors Martens, PhD student researching games and cities at Utrecht University’s departments of Media and Culture Studies and Computer Science. We asked Sjors to report and reflect on a series

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 5)

This is the second of a special series of guest posts by Sjors Martens, PhD student researching games and cities at Utrecht University’s departments of Media and Culture Studies and Computer Science. We asked Sjors to report and reflect on a series

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 5)

This is the second of a special series of guest posts by Sjors Martens, PhD student researching games and cities at Utrecht University’s departments of Media and Culture Studies and Computer Science. We asked Sjors to report and reflect on a series

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 4)

This is the first of a special series of guest posts by Sjors Martens, PhD student researching games and cities at Utrecht University’s departments of Media and Culture Studies and Computer Science. We asked Sjors to report and reflect on a series

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 4)

This is the first of a special series of guest posts by Sjors Martens, PhD student researching games and cities at Utrecht University’s departments of Media and Culture Studies and Computer Science. We asked Sjors to report and reflect on a series

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Workshop digital tools usage in BSH

Introduction How can communities of practice such as ‘self-builders’ (people who build their own homes) learn from each other? And how can innovative approaches for building houses that potentially benefit the public good (like more sustainable ways to manage energy

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Workshop digital tools usage in BSH

Introduction How can communities of practice such as ‘self-builders’ (people who build their own homes) learn from each other? And how can innovative approaches for building houses that potentially benefit the public good (like more sustainable ways to manage energy

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Housing development and the financial crisis. From ‘governable’ and ‘malleability’ to citizen-driven development.

A few years ago nobody believed self-building would root in The Netherlands. The country was dominated by large-scale, top-down developments where customers had little to say about the eventual product. This changed during the global financial crisis of 2008 when

photo: Victor Wollaert

Housing development and the financial crisis. From ‘governable’ and ‘malleability’ to citizen-driven development.

A few years ago nobody believed self-building would root in The Netherlands. The country was dominated by large-scale, top-down developments where customers had little to say about the eventual product. This changed during the global financial crisis of 2008 when

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23 April 2016, Amsterdam @Buiksloterham & NDSM wharf Walking on Sunshine: a workshop about collectively designing public infrastructure

Workshop Walking on Sunshine On a stormy Saturday morning, residents from Buiksloterham’s self build community gathered at the NDSM werf (Amsterdam Noord) to participate in the workshop ‘Walking on Sunshine’. The workshop aimed to research and illustrate emerging dynamics between

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23 April 2016, Amsterdam @Buiksloterham & NDSM wharf Walking on Sunshine: a workshop about collectively designing public infrastructure

Workshop Walking on Sunshine On a stormy Saturday morning, residents from Buiksloterham’s self build community gathered at the NDSM werf (Amsterdam Noord) to participate in the workshop ‘Walking on Sunshine’. The workshop aimed to research and illustrate emerging dynamics between

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23 April – July 10 2016, Rotterdam @IABR: Our Hackable Cityplot exhibit, How a new model for citymaking emerged in Amsterdam’s Buiksloterham

From April 23 to July 10 (2016) DELVA Landscape Architects, One Architecture, Stadslab Buiksloterham Circulair, STUDIONINEDOTS and The Hackable City jointly present their projects about Buiksloterham during IABR2016-TheNextEconomy. The installation ‘Hackable Cityplot’ zooms in on a number of concrete proposals resulting from the

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23 April – July 10 2016, Rotterdam @IABR: Our Hackable Cityplot exhibit, How a new model for citymaking emerged in Amsterdam’s Buiksloterham

From April 23 to July 10 (2016) DELVA Landscape Architects, One Architecture, Stadslab Buiksloterham Circulair, STUDIONINEDOTS and The Hackable City jointly present their projects about Buiksloterham during IABR2016-TheNextEconomy. The installation ‘Hackable Cityplot’ zooms in on a number of concrete proposals resulting from the

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 3)

The Hackable City projects consists of multiple parallel tracks. Several of these have been reported on already: self building, metrics, (playful) governance, an academic track, and public dissemination and events. In this series of blogposts we document how we are

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 3)

The Hackable City projects consists of multiple parallel tracks. Several of these have been reported on already: self building, metrics, (playful) governance, an academic track, and public dissemination and events. In this series of blogposts we document how we are

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Digital tools for community organization

Hackable City One of the main themes in the research on Hackable Cities is the exchange of knowledge. How can individuals and collectives learn from each other and how can a collaborative knowledge base be established? Or as we have

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Digital tools for community organization

Hackable City One of the main themes in the research on Hackable Cities is the exchange of knowledge. How can individuals and collectives learn from each other and how can a collaborative knowledge base be established? Or as we have

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Economic resilience at Buiksloterham

After the 2008 crash it became clear that the Dutch real estate sector was not very resilient. During this time of cancelled projects and collapsing house prices, citizen-driven real estate development proved to be an alternative model for the Buiksloterham

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Economic resilience at Buiksloterham

After the 2008 crash it became clear that the Dutch real estate sector was not very resilient. During this time of cancelled projects and collapsing house prices, citizen-driven real estate development proved to be an alternative model for the Buiksloterham

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 2)

The Hackable City projects consists of multiple parallel tracks. Several of these have been reported on already: self building, metrics, (playful) governance, an academic track, and public dissemination and events. In this series of blogposts we document how we are developing and testing a game about water. The aim of

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 2)

The Hackable City projects consists of multiple parallel tracks. Several of these have been reported on already: self building, metrics, (playful) governance, an academic track, and public dissemination and events. In this series of blogposts we document how we are developing and testing a game about water. The aim of

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15-18 March, Sao Paolo, 9-11 May, Athens, 30 May-June 1, Shenzhen: The Hackable City going international

In the coming months The Hackable City will visit Sao Paulo, Athens and Shenzhen to execute a comparative research of hackable projects in cities that are each in a phase of development that is similar to what kicked-off BSH: they

Toolkit Circle

15-18 March, Sao Paolo, 9-11 May, Athens, 30 May-June 1, Shenzhen: The Hackable City going international

In the coming months The Hackable City will visit Sao Paulo, Athens and Shenzhen to execute a comparative research of hackable projects in cities that are each in a phase of development that is similar to what kicked-off BSH: they

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Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 1)

The Hackable City projects consists of multiple parallel tracks. Several of these have been reported on already: self building, metrics, (playful) governance, an academic track, and public dissemination and events. In this series of blogposts we document how we are developing and testing a game about water. The aim of

screenshot_ 2015-11-16 at 16.37.53

Water game: playing with urban common pool resources (part 1)

The Hackable City projects consists of multiple parallel tracks. Several of these have been reported on already: self building, metrics, (playful) governance, an academic track, and public dissemination and events. In this series of blogposts we document how we are developing and testing a game about water. The aim of

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Field notes on Building-groups: A new way of housing development in Buiksloterham. How to measure its performance?

Where in some countries the production of housing is dominated by DIY, in the Netherlands most of it is managed top-down, by local governments in cooperation with (private) developers. When this model came to halt due to the 2008 finance

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Field notes on Building-groups: A new way of housing development in Buiksloterham. How to measure its performance?

Where in some countries the production of housing is dominated by DIY, in the Netherlands most of it is managed top-down, by local governments in cooperation with (private) developers. When this model came to halt due to the 2008 finance

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Report: How self builders are hacking Buiksloterham

1. Introduction: understanding self building in the Buiksloterham The issue we are interested in with the Hackable City project is, put simply, how digital media can democratize city making. How can the city be made “hackable”, that is, opened up

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Report: How self builders are hacking Buiksloterham

1. Introduction: understanding self building in the Buiksloterham The issue we are interested in with the Hackable City project is, put simply, how digital media can democratize city making. How can the city be made “hackable”, that is, opened up

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Play the City Buiksloterham (II) On the use of play to discuss the future of Buiksloterham

On Thursday November 26, around thirty stakeholders involved in the (re)development of Buiksloterham – a brownfield transformation and regeneration project in the northern part of Amsterdam – assembled in Pakhuis de Zwijger, to play the City Innovation Game Buiksloterham. In

Play the City

Play the City Buiksloterham (II) On the use of play to discuss the future of Buiksloterham

On Thursday November 26, around thirty stakeholders involved in the (re)development of Buiksloterham – a brownfield transformation and regeneration project in the northern part of Amsterdam – assembled in Pakhuis de Zwijger, to play the City Innovation Game Buiksloterham. In