City of the Future

As part of the German Science Year 2015, the #rp15 Sub-Conference Future City explored areas of action, finding artistic and genealogical approaches and sustainable architectural designs that harmonize with their environment. The focus was on engaging in a more organic dialogue that respects all of the city’s stakeholders: residents, passersby, and the environment itself. 

Serendipity city – informal urban planning and social architecture

Pitch: Alfredo Brillembourg: As the world becomes increasingly urban, the demand for decent housing is greater than the supply. Those who can afford living in city centers take advantage of better access to economic opportunities and public amenities.
05/05/2015 - 14:45 to 15:45
re:publica 2015

Data Noir: privacy as paradox in the smart city

Privacy is the freedom to selectively reveal oneself to the world. Do the citizens of a city have a right to privacy in public spaces? Will privacy survive in an age of surveillance, sensing devices and the smart city, or will it shift into an entirely new paradigm? If we lose privacy, what might we lose in the process? Can technology opt-outs be built into public spaces or does opting out paradoxically reveal oneself? And how might public policy address these issues?
05/05/2015 - 17:15 to 18:15
re:publica 2015

Mapping Public Intensities – Emerging tools for critical urban practices

The Mapping Public Intensities group is investigating the capacity of emerging mapping practices not only to experiment with innovative tools for representing socio/spatial configurations, but also to create new politically engaged forms of hybrid, augmented public spaces.
05/06/2015 - 17:30 to 18:30
re:publica 2015

MINECRAFT:publica: Zukunftsstadt selbst gebaut

Mit dem (meistverkauften Computerspiel aller Zeiten) MINECRAFT werden millionenfach spielerisch und kollaborativ Gebäude und ganze Städte gebaut. Oft merken die Spieler gar nicht, was für städteplanerische Fähigkeiten sie sich dabei erwerben. Beispiele, wie die Neugestaltung eines Slum in Nairobi durch die Bewohner werden vorgestellt. Außerdem gibt es Berichte aus Minecraftprojekten in Schulen und Jugendzenten. Und wir bauen das Re:publica Konferennzzentrum der Zukunft.
05/05/2015 - 16:00 to 17:00
re:publica 2015