Adaptation Festival: Hybrid Cities

What, where and when

As part of the Adaptation Festival, The Mobile City and Virtueel Platform organize ‘Designing the Hybrid City’. This is an event that focuses on the role of digital media and technologies in urban design. It takes place in the Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai, August 16-17 2010.

Main theme: how do new media alter urban culture and change urban design?

Mobile and wireless media, as well as technologies that can sense and react to what is happening around them, increasingly shape our urban environment and turn our cities into ‘hybrid cities’. What does this mean for urban design? How should we deal with this emerging relation between new media technologies and the city? Which approaches have already proven successful? Which experiments have the most promise? What can different disciplines involved in urban, media and interface design learn from each other? And how is the process of urban design itself changing?