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Rezone the game: playing for urban transformation

This is an essay I recently wrote for The Bosch Architecture Initiative (BAI) and Digital Workplace (DW) about Rezone, an applied urban game they developed to address the issue of vacancy in the…

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Public Space & The Public Good

Public Space & The Public Good (Publieke Ruimte Publieke Zaak in Dutch) is the title of a new research project that The Mobile City will be part of. The project is initiated by…

Eindhoven Hackable World City: speculating on future investments for the city

A while ago we were invited by Amsterdam based architecture and planning firm One Architecture to collaborate on a research project about the possible future of urban planning and policy in the Netherlands. The…

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Reinventing ownership: Ruimtevolk Expo 2012 about the messy future of urban design

Thursday 29 November 2012 the event Ruimtevolk Expedition 2012 took place. Ruimtevolk (‘spatial folk’) is a well-read Dutch online platform for spatial and urban design professionals. Venue Trouw Amsterdam, one of Amsterdam’s cultural…

Workshop report “How to engage citizens with the help of digital media”, Urbanism Week 2012 TU Delft

Introduction A while back I was invited to give a talk and host a small workshop during the 2012 edition of Urbanism Week. This is a yearly event organized by Polis Platform for…

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Workshop reports ‘Designing for Ownership’ at Strelka Institute, Moscow

From 9 − 14 July 2012 The Mobile City (in this case Michiel de Lange in collaboration with Marc Tuters) developed and gave a six-day workshop ’Designing for Ownership’ at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design…

The Mobile City goes Helsinki: Meet us on 21-22 July at the Dutch E-culture Days at the World Design Capital Pavilion

On July 21 and 22, The Dutch E-culture Days will take place in the World Design Capital Pavilion in Helsinki. The Mobile City is taking part in this exciting program organized by Virtueel Platform of The Netherlands.

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

The 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…

Txt and the city

This is a commissioned article I wrote a few months ago for Canvas8 about the role of technologies in urban culture and its implications for brands. It is republished here with kind permission.  …

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Conference & Workshop Social Cities of Tomorrow.

 Social Cities of Tomorrow is an international conference & workshop on new media & urban design we co-organized in February 2012. Check out the conference website for extensive documentation, a wrap up, reports and videos of the event!

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Ownership in the hybrid city: themes and examples (part 2)

A while ago our study ‘Ownership in the Hybrid City’ was published. The study, written in collaboration with Virtueel Platform, informs the event Social Cities of Tomorrow (14 − 17 Feb 2012). In…

Ownership in the hybrid city: themes and examples (part 1)

A while ago our study ‘Ownership in the Hybrid City’ was published. The study, written in collaboration with Virtueel Platform, informs the event Social Cities of Tomorrow (14 − 17 Feb 2012). In…

Social Cities: how to engage citizens with digital media

(This article was published a few days ago on Engaging Cities, as a guest contribution) Social Cities: how to engage citizens with digital media Michiel de Lange – The Mobile City The increasing…

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How kite photography can empower local communities

The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science promotes the use of cheap open source tools such as kite photography to empower local communities and raise a sense of ‘ownerhsip’ with important environmental issues.

Review: Paul Dourish & Genevieve Bell – Divining a digital future (2011)

In Divining a Digital Future (2011), computer scientist Paul Dourish (Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine) and cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell (Intel Interaction and Experience Research Lab) again team up…

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How to design better cities with urban interventions and computer code?

How can we design urban objects that bring about an urban public sphere? And how can we make use of algorithms to make urban design more adaptive to the needs of citizens? These questions were addressed during the first Cognitive Cities Salon in Amsterdam.