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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

Hackable Cityplot

23 April-10 July 2016, Rotterdam @IABR: The Next Economy

The International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam 2016 examines -THE NEXT ECONOMY – the relationship between spatial design and economic development. Within the event that takes place from April 23rd to July 10th 2016, The Hackable City, Cityplot and Stadslab BSH will present their

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23 April-10 July 2016, Rotterdam @IABR: The Next Economy

The International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam 2016 examines -THE NEXT ECONOMY – the relationship between spatial design and economic development. Within the event that takes place from April 23rd to July 10th 2016, The Hackable City, Cityplot and Stadslab BSH will present their

Design & The City

19-22 April 2016, Amsterdam, all day @HvA and Hermitage: Design & The City Conference 2016

From 19 to 22 April the Design & the City Conference will take place in Amsterdam. The conference explores citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city. Central theme is the role of design(ers) to create opportunities and practices for citizens,

Design & The City

19-22 April 2016, Amsterdam, all day @HvA and Hermitage: Design & The City Conference 2016

From 19 to 22 April the Design & the City Conference will take place in Amsterdam. The conference explores citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city. Central theme is the role of design(ers) to create opportunities and practices for citizens,

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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 Paulo visit

From 15 to 18 March The Hackable City and Rens Wijnakker from DELVA Landscape Architects visited Sao Paulo our local partner Acupuntura Urbana helped us to create a program with official, local and sometimes off the grid urban interventions. Acupuntura

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15-18 March: Sao Paulo visit

From 15 to 18 March The Hackable City and Rens Wijnakker from DELVA Landscape Architects visited Sao Paulo our local partner Acupuntura Urbana helped us to create a program with official, local and sometimes off the grid urban interventions. Acupuntura

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

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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14 March 2016, Amsterdam, 8PM @Pakhuis: Publication launch, ‘The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit’

Monday March 14 The Hackable City will present their publication ‘The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit’ at Pakhuis de Zwijger during the event ‘New Democracy #3: The Cultural Commons’. Michiel de Lange will be one of the

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14 March 2016, Amsterdam, 8PM @Pakhuis: Publication launch, ‘The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit’

Monday March 14 The Hackable City will present their publication ‘The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit’ at Pakhuis de Zwijger during the event ‘New Democracy #3: The Cultural Commons’. Michiel de Lange will be one of the

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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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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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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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Field notes: neighborhood community platforms: questions about ownership and governance.

Gebiedonline.nl is a cooperatively owned social media platform for neighborhood communities that is being used by a number of local networks in Dutch cities such as Amsterdam, Gouda and Amersfoort. The initiative was launched at Pakhuis de Zwijger on January

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Field notes: neighborhood community platforms: questions about ownership and governance.

Gebiedonline.nl is a cooperatively owned social media platform for neighborhood communities that is being used by a number of local networks in Dutch cities such as Amsterdam, Gouda and Amersfoort. The initiative was launched at Pakhuis de Zwijger on January

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New publication “The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit”

The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit  Cristina Ampatzidou, Matthijs Bouw, Froukje van de Klundert, Michiel de Lange, Martijn de Waal In a hackable city, new media technologies are employed to open up urban institutions and infrastructures to

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New publication “The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit”

The Hackable City: A Research Manifesto and Design Toolkit  Cristina Ampatzidou, Matthijs Bouw, Froukje van de Klundert, Michiel de Lange, Martijn de Waal In a hackable city, new media technologies are employed to open up urban institutions and infrastructures to

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

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

Play the City

Play the City Buiksloterham (I) Developing a common agenda for a Circular Buiksloterham

The City Innovation Game Buiksloterham from HackableCity   On Thursday November 26, around thirty stakeholders involved in the (re)development of Buiksloterham (BSH) – a brownfield transformation and regeneration project in the northern part of Amsterdam – assembled in Pakhuis de

Play the City

Play the City Buiksloterham (I) Developing a common agenda for a Circular Buiksloterham

The City Innovation Game Buiksloterham from HackableCity   On Thursday November 26, around thirty stakeholders involved in the (re)development of Buiksloterham (BSH) – a brownfield transformation and regeneration project in the northern part of Amsterdam – assembled in Pakhuis de

Digital Cities 9

27 June 2015, Limmerick, all day @University: Digital Cities 9 Workshop on Hackable Cities Programme

Digital Cities 9 Workshop “Hackable Cities: From Subversive City Making to Systemic Change” 27 June 2015, University of Limerick The Digital Cities workshop series started in 1999, and is the longest running academic workshop series that has followed the intertwined

Digital Cities 9

27 June 2015, Limmerick, all day @University: Digital Cities 9 Workshop on Hackable Cities Programme

Digital Cities 9 Workshop “Hackable Cities: From Subversive City Making to Systemic Change” 27 June 2015, University of Limerick The Digital Cities workshop series started in 1999, and is the longest running academic workshop series that has followed the intertwined