Michiel de Lange

2-Year fulltime postdoc vacancy NWO project “Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities”

Work with me as a postdoc at Utrecht University in this project: Direct link to job description >> Postdoc position in project “Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities” (1.0 FTE) Description: We…

New publication: “CyberParks – The Interface Between People, Places and Technology”

Another new co-edited volume out this year. Available Open Access.  Costa, Carlos Smaniotto, Ina Šuklje Erjavec, Therese Kenna, Michiel de Lange, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Gabriela Maksymiuk, and Martijn de Waal, eds. 2019. CyberParks – The…

Out now: Open Access edited volume “The Playful Citizen”

Long time in the making but finally available as an Open Access Publication: The Playful Citizen: Civic Engagement in a Mediatized Culture, edited by René Glas, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Joost Raessens, and Imar de Vries (Amsterdam…

New journal article “Playful civic skills: A transdisciplinary approach to analyse participatory civic games”

Visiting PhD scholar Delaram Ashtari and I wrote a paper “Playful civic skills: A transdisciplinary approach to analyse participatory civic games”, about a playtest session we organized in Utrecht on Nov 20 2017, with the…

The Hackable City – Open Access edited volume out now!

Just out, and available as Open Acces: The Hackable City: Digital Media and Collaborative City Making in the Network Society, edited by Michiel de Lange and Martijn de Waal (Springer) The book is…

The [urban interfaces] graduate seminar 2018-2019 “The Right to the City & Urban Commons”

2019 [urban interfaces] graduate seminar series at Utrecht University Dates: 12 & 26 February 2019, 12 March (seminars); 19-20 March 2019 (workshop) Location: MCW Lab, Kromme Nieuwegracht 20, Utrecht Organized by: Nanna Verhoeff,…

New chapter “From real-time city to asynchronicity: exploring the real-time smart city dashboard”

Fresh from the press, this interesting edited volume by colleagues Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins, Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Clancy Wilmott and Daniel Evans, called “Time for mapping: Cartographic temporalities”. I have a chapter…

Interview Medialab Katowice about municipal data and public values

Medialab Katowice published an e-mail interview with me, as part of the Data (for) Culture conference in Katowice at which I spoke in December 2017. Here is the link to the interview on the Medialab Katowice website…

1 PhD + 1 postdoc position new NWO project ”Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities” deadline 20 April ’18

Recently, the research project ”Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities” in which I am co-applicant received a NWO grant, as part of the program Smart Culture – Creative Cities. This new project further strengthens…

The Hackable City: Citymaking in a Platform Society

For the journal Architectural Design, we wrote a contribution for the Special Issue: 4D Hyperlocal: A Cultural Toolkit for the Open-Source City. Abstract Can computer hacking have positive parallels in the shaping of the built…

Talk at Data (For) Culture conference in Katowice, 2 Dec. 2017

On December 2 2017 I will give a talk at the Data (For) Culture conference in Katowice. The event is organized by Medialab Katowice. About the event: During the conference, experts from Poland and abroad…

Workshop “The Right to the Smart City”, 5-6 Sept 2017, Maynooth University

On 5 and 6 Sept 2017 I was invited to give a talk at the workshop The Right to the Smart City: Citizenship, Civic Participation, Urban Commons and Co-Creation, at Maynooth, as part of…

Video “A Walk in the smart city” (wandeling in de slimme stad) Betweterfestival 29 Sept. 2017

Recently I gave a talk (in Dutch) for the Betweterfestival in Tivoli/Vredenburg Utrecht about the increasingly dominant role of data in the ‘smart city’. The talk was called “A Walk in the smart city”…

[urban interfaces] graduate seminar series 2017-2018

Together with Nanna Verhoeff, Sigrid Merx, and Hira Sheikh, I am organizing this seminar series about Urban Friction. It is part of the research group [urban interfaces] I co-founded with Nanna & Sigrid….

Article (in Dutch) in AGORA Magazine “Slimme stad, slimme stedelingen”

Recently I wrote a contribution (in Dutch) for the Agora Magazine special issue about smart cities. In the essay I suggest three alternative imaginaries for smart and social cities: data city, playful city, and…

New Amsterdam Magazine #10 – contribution about Hackable City Making

To the most recent edition of New Amsterdam Magazine #10 we contributed an article about The Hackable City. Read the article Hacking Buiksloterham: How digital media can democratize city-making (pdf) Read the full version of the…

Moderation conference “A City as Smart as its Citizens”, 24 Oct. 2017, Dutch Design Week/World Design Event

On 24 Oct. 2017, I was the moderator of the conference “A City as Smart as its Citizens”, organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut. The event took place as part of the Dutch Design Week/World Design Event…

My keynote talk at Data Publics conference Lancaster University, March 31 / April 1 & 2, 2017

Spring 2017 I was invited to give a talk at the wonderful Data Publics event at Lancaster University, March 31 / April 1 & 2, 2017. Thans to the organizers for a great program! Below…

Call for short papers: academic track “Games for Cities” conference

Academic track at Games for Cities International Conference 20-21 April http://gamesforcities.com/challenges/conference/   The half-day “Games for Cities” Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to explore and develop their interdisciplinary research interests…

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…