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Flowing with the City
Tue 21 March 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
Our research workshop will explore how low-tech mapping techniques can reveal the complexity of flows that constitute the city and make these flows accessible to citizens. In this context, we do not aim to focus on the (visual) representation of quantifiable data (e.g. traffic, rain, geo-location) but on the often invisible and highly subjective representation of existing flows in the city. Based on one exemplary technique, we will discuss and test how simple technologies can be used in the pre-design phase to gain tacit knowledge of the flows of a city. It is our assumption that once brought to the surface, by means of our workshop methodology, the knowledge about the flows of humans, objects/matter, energy, or information will enable participants to make informed decisions about how these flows are used and how they can be re-channelled, altered or reinforced to design a city that flows in a way in which they, the citizens, want it to flow.
Workshop led by Vincent Van Uffelen, Rocio von Jungenfeld and David Strang. For further information contact: Rocio von Jungenfeld email@example.com
Note ticket cost includes lunch and materials. If you have any dietary requiremtns please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is part the third biennial Research through Design (RTD) conference to be held in Edinburgh, UK, between the 22nd and 24th of March 2017 focussing on New Disciplines of Making – Shared Knowledge in Doing. For more information and tickets for the conference itself visit http://researchthroughdesign.org/2017/