Symposium: Smart City-Creative City
Thu. 15 June 2017, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm AEST
Chunky Move – Dance Company Melbourne, Southbank, Australia
This symposium will explore the possibilities and imaginaries generated through the intersection of two urban agendas.
The ‘Smart City’ is concerned with the application of digital infrastructure, sensors and data capture devices, and large scale computing power to previously distinct ‘social’ and governmental dimensions of urban life.
The ‘Creative City’ attempts to mobilise culture and creativity for city branding, urban regeneration and cultural industries growth, which also point to new forms of urban planning and governance.
Is there another kind of urban culture and economy being made possible beyond the tightly controlled formats of the Smart City/ Creative City? What might that look like?
Seb Olma, Avans University of Applied Sciences: Let’s Smarten Up: Acid Communism & the Serendipitous City