session 3. Engaging the hybrid citizens | TMC @ Shanghai World Expo 2010

Speakers: Nikola Bojic – media artist (Croatia); Stefan Höffken & Vincent Rebers – urban planners/media artists (Germany); Anne Nigten – media lab The Patching Zone (Netherlands)

In this session the social side of urban life is key. Urban design is not just about the buildings and infrastructure (the hardware of the city), but also about the social life that takes place in these spaces. How can digital media be employed to engage citizens with each other or with the urban community at large? Can digital technologies be used to stimulate and strengthen a sense of ownership among urbanites? The aim of this session is to reflect on the potential of using technologies to engage people.