The Mobile City goes Moscow: 6-day workshop “Designing for Ownership” 9-14 July 2012, Strelka Institute

strelka.pngThe Mobile City is honored to have been invited to give a workshop at the young and very ambitious Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, Russia. The workshop is part of the Strelka Summer Program “Agents of Change“. In a series of workshops and lectures the question is addressed how citizens can play an active role in shaping urban transformations.

medvedko.pngThe workshop “Designing for Ownership: digital media and urban change” is developed by The Mobile City’s Michiel de Lange together with Marc Tuters. It takes a similar approach as the Social Cities of Tomorrow workshop we have done earlier in 2012. The workshop aims to create an actual long-lasting change for the better in the district Yuzhnoye Medvedkovo in north Moscow. This is done by bringing together creative workshop participants and various neighborhood stakeholders (citizens, local government, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and so on). The workshop wants to find out how these different people can communicate better with each other by making a prototype for a product, an event, or a service that acts as a catalyst for conversation.



We are happy to collaborate with the wonderful as a local partner in this workshop.


We will keep you updated on the progress and results during and after the workshop.

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Michiel de Lange

Michiel de Lange (1976) is an Assistant Professor in New Media Studies at Utrecht University, researching mobile media and urban culture and identity. He is the co-founder of The Mobile City, an independent research group founded in 2007 that investigates the influence of digital media technologies on urban life and the implications for urban design and policy. Michiel is trained as a cultural anthropologist, and holds a PhD in philosophy (2010) with a dissertation about mobile media technologies and urban identities. He collaborated in a locative media art & science project ( He worked for  Kennisland, a Dutch think-tank that aims to strengthen the knowledge-based society. Here he worked on several projects at the intersection of ICTs and the city, e.g. co-organizing the Creative Capital conference. He also volunteered and worked for Cybersoek, a computer neighborhood center in Amsterdam. He is advisor e-culture at Mediafonds.
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