session 2. Everyday life in the hybrid city | TMC @ Shanghai World Expo 2010

Speakers: Jack Qiu – academic researcher (HongKong); Christian van ‘t Hof – Rathenau Institute (Netherlands)

How is the experience of everyday urban life changing with the rise of digital technologies? In this session ‘non-designer’ speakers present their insights of the hybrid city. Urban design not only means physically intervening. It starts with (and feeds back into) broader knowledge about urban life and its interrelations to new technologies. Speakers depart from different angles, focusing on user practices, specific techno-social situations, and understanding the city at large. The aim of this session is to (re)consider how participants can apply ‘non-designer’ knowledge into their professional practices.