Thursday, 26 April 2018

Philosophy of the City Summer Colloquium 2018: Sneak preview

While we are updating the Philosophy of the City website, here's a sneak preview of the talks and the papers to be discussed at the Colloquium... There is a limited number of seats reserved for guests, who will not present but may engage in the discussions. If you want to participate, please register at our website.

Philosophy of the City Summer Colloquium 2018: Technology and the City

University of Twente (NL)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Local keynote 1: Philip Brey (University of Twente): Technological Transformations of the City and Its Functions


Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Master students’ panels:

  • Selen Eren (University of Twente): The Techno-Political Order of Smart Cities: An analysis through the Arendtian understanding of politics
  • Zeynep Yavuz (University of Amsterdam): Probing the Limitations of Digital Representations: The City as Humanistic Experiment
  • Lorenzo Olivieri (University of Twente): Smart cities and the colonization of everyday life: playful moments for the information cage
  • Denise Suzanne Antoinette Maria Op den Kamp (University of Twente): Smart Infrastructure – A Research on the shaping agency of the WiFi sensors project in Enschede

Public keynote lecture

Ekim Tan (Play the City, Amsterdam): Play to plan

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Local keynote 2: Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente)Technopolis and technopolitics: smart cities and the digitalization of democracy


  • Udo Pesch (TU Delft): The Relevance of Arendt’s Work for Understanding Public Space
  • Ryan Mitchell Wittingslow (University of Groningen): Authenticity and the „Authentic City“
  • Shane Epting (University of Nevada Las Vegas): ICT and Water Resource Management for Urban Sustainability
  • Taylor Stone (TU Delft)Towards a Darker Future? Designing Environmental Values into the Next Generation of Streetlights
  • Sanna Lehtinen & Vesa Vihanninjoki (University of Helsinki): Aesthetic Perspectives to New Urban Technologies – Conceptualizing and Evaluating the Technology-Driven Changes in the Urban Experience

Thursday, 19 April 2018

A brief update

Having been ill for quite some time in March, I slowly start to catch up. Here's a brief update:

1. The Philosophy of the City Summer Colloquium on Technology and the City is taking shape. We have selected a total of 22 papers. The programme will published soon on Note that there will be a limited number of places available for people not presenting. The maximum number of participants will be limited to 40.

2. Our book project ("Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies") is also making progress. We are currently reviewing the chapters submitted and will inform the authors by Mid-June about the outcome of the review process.

Finally, the Philosophy of the City Conference in Bogota is also on the agenda. We are currently spreading the call and hope to receive a great number of wonderful proposals by June 1, 2018. Again, the Philosophy of the City website is the place to go and have a look at the Call.