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EXPLORING THE URBAN WIFI

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 - 18:00 to Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 - 20:00
BRONKS
Varkensmarkt, 15 - 1000 Brussel
Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB)
redelijk.eigenzinnig@vub.be
www.redelijkeigenzinnig.be
Workshop

Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) is an interdisciplinary course for students and a series of lectures and activities open to all. The third edition of Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) explores scopes and impact of new technologies.

Accelerated technological development in the field of ICTs, app, sensoring, etc. are transforming our cities. Digital technologies spread into every corner of the city dwellers’ lives. What impact do they have on the urban public(s) and dynamics? Does connectivity help to strengthen ownership over and participation in the urban sphere? Could datafication thrive urban inclusiveness and sustainability?  What new exclusions and vulnerabilities might arise from digitalization? How do we ensure that digitization benefits the city's livability? What role is there to play for scientists, policymakers, urban designers, active citizens and artists in ‘reclaiming the city’?

On Tuesday 21h of November 2017 Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB) proposes several activities to explore and experience the impact of new technologies on the urban public(s). Peter Westenberg guides a workshop <Exploring the Urban WIFI>.

In this workshop we wonder how wifi-connections shape the urban public space. The workshop starts with a tour along Wi-Fi cameras in the BRONKS-area. Participants will discover digital artistic experiments in this neighborhood and will connect to an open access city guerilla server  to leave their footprint in the urban wifi sphere.

 

Peter Westenberg is a Brussels based visual artist and cultural instigator working in the field of community based, technology related public art. His short films, videowork, walks and photography investigate urban iconography, vernecular architecture and social routines. He is member of Constant, an association for arts and media operating at the cross section of technology, feminism, copyleft and open source.

This activity starts at BRONKS (Varkensmarkt 15 - 1000 Brussel) at 6PM.

Places are limited to 20 persons.

More information: www.redelijkeigenzinnig.be