Technology is commonly understood as a tool to perform a particular action, to carry out a task and to ultimately reach a specific goal. But after the turn of the millennium, something became clearer than before: that technology is the condition in and through which humans live.
As recent technological advancement became more and more pervasive and sophisticated, this condition and its consequences became dramatically evident. Here, design takes on a new relevance in organizing and managing spaces, individuals, relations and ultimately, societies.
But if this is clear, several questions have to be answered: who is driving it, who are the participants? Does spatial design have a say in this, and if not, how can it participate and intervene?
Join us on Sunday 29th at the DDW, where Francesca Bria (Chief Technology Officer of Barcelona) and Winy Maas (co-founder of MVRDV) will discuss the complex relation between spatial design and the tech world, between architecture and Silicon Valley’s tech giants, between the city and the smart city.
Sigrid Johannisse (counselor for Innovation, Tech & Science at the Dutch embassy in Washington DC) will launch the new issue of Volume #51, AUGMENTED TECHNOLOGY - a manifesto-issue that sets the ground for discussion and reflection, but mostly for propositions, both in the virtual and physical world.
Arjen Oosterman (editor-in-chief of Volume) will moderate the discussion between them.
This event is the kick-off of TRUST IN THE BLOCKCHAIN SOCIETY, a long term research-project by Archis/Volume and its partners to dive into these relations and see how that can produce a world we want to live in.Stay tuned at: volumeproject.org
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