In the afternoons we held a design fiction workshop and discussed the future directions for the network. Some of the themes addressed concern the visibility of bodies and invisibility of data in the smart city, the possibilities and tensions of co-creation and innovation within the public sector and city administrations and how we should understand digital sovereignty and how we can translate this into something accessible and applicable for smart cities and citizens.
The next event will take place 4-5 October in Norrköping, Sweden. If you want to know what is happening and participate in future activities – sign up with the network and stay up to date!
Welcome to Smart city and digital sovereignty, June 14-15, 2021. During two days we showcase a variety of studies and experiences of working with digital sovereignty in smart cities.
Every day when you move around your hometown, data about what you do and where you go are collected by smart city sensors. While individually they cannot tell much about who you are and what you do, taken together they can form patterns about your life and your habits far beyond what you can imagine. As more cities implement ‘smart’ technologies, the question of the data and information about citizens become more pressing.
This online workshop is organized by the Smart City and Digital Sovereignty Network, and brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts to exchange knowledge and practice. We welcome researchers, public employees and students with an interest in urban planning, digital geography, design, critical data studies, STS and technology to attend the workshop.