OrganiCity: Working together to create digital solutions to urban challenges – Presented by Adriënne Heijnen, Aarhus University

OrganiCity: Working together to create digital solutions to urban challenges – Presented by Adriënne Heijnen, Aarhus University

OrganiCity is a European collaborative project that investigates in which ways experimentation-as-a-Service is an impactful approach to city-making.

This presentation will share learnings from the project on how to engage a variety of stakeholders in cocreating future sustainable cities through experimentation.

Experimentation-as-a-Service provides a low-risk approach for city authorities to crowdsource, test and scale-up innovative solutions to the challenges in their city.

Interview
What drives you?
Contributing to a better world

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
A boat, pen and paper, survival kit

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
It is not so much the technologies in itself as well as the value they bring to building sustainable societies that is important. Thus those technologies that are democratising and coshaped with the people for whom the technology will have an impact .

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
A sustainable impact 🙂

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Short term interests. Political shortsightedness

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
To find inspiration in thinking technology in societal terms

About Creative Ring Sum-It!
In October 2018, during Dutch Design Week, Creative Ring organizes its first international Sum-It!

A one of a kind event, where creative communities find the tools to shape tomorrow’s urban narratives.

Sum-It! takes you beyond inspiration-by-example and provides you with actionable tools, ready to be implemented in your daily practice.

A must-attend for smart-city stakeholders & policy makers, digital innovators, community- and ecosystem builders, public libraries, grassroots initiatives.

The main event takes place on Tuesday 23 October, with a prelude on Monday 22 October and a business tour on Wednesday 24 October.

Sum-It! is a collaboration between Creative Ring, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven and other relevant partners.

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