Symposium Program

It’s time get bold and visionary; the future of our cities depends on it.

We’re faced with a series of complex, daunting challenges, which call for new, future-facing tools and methods. With that in mind, how can we create radical, new possibilities that result in urban areas being truly liveable?

In order to address the intersection between space, technology and behavior, we have created three tracks to ensure you get a nuanced perspective. In The Human(e) City we try to focus on the relationship between people and technology.

The Future of Urban Design and Digital Tools will seek to present you to concrete projects where digital data and/or technology in general has had an affect on the solution.

And finally in The Future of Co-Creation we address the importance of a transdisciplinary collaboration across public and private sectors.

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Tuesday 21st of May Wednesday 22nd of May

08:00 - 10:00
Registration, Croissant & Coffee
Registration, Croissant & Coffee
10:00 - 10:30
Welcome
Welcome to Prix BLOXHUB Interactive 2019! - The Prix BLOXHUB Interactive team - The City Architect of Copenhagen, Camilla van Deurs
Opening Talk
Dronningesalen
10:30 - 12:00
KEYNOTE: The citizen-driven senseable city
Our first keynote speaker talks about how digital technologies can change the way people live in the future cities. - Professor Carlo Ratti, Director of the Senseable City Lab, MIT
Keynote talk
Dronningesalen
11:30 - 13:00
Let’s fail together
Conversation about how collaboration across public and private stakeholders can create succesful results. - Ole Schilling, VP Market Development Smart Cities & Regions, Deutsche Telekom - Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Center - Paul Van Koningsbruggen, Director of Mobility, Technolution - City 1: TBA - City 2: TBA
Conversation
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch - Location MEYERS
Buy your lunch at MEYERS
Lunch
MEYERS - BLOX
12:00 - 13:00
Selected Projects From Open Call
Presentations of 2-3 submissions from this years open call
Talks & discussion
FMG
12:30 - 13:00
The importance of public space
Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for The New York Times talks about the importance of public space, community development, urban design and social responsibility.
Talk
Dronningesalen
13:00 - 15:30
Hard problems session: we're all a part of the city
IDEO and Gehl will present and facilitate a “Hard Problems” sessions, with the aim to share and build a common understanding across public, private, and individual need and interests. - Jeff Risom, Partner & Chief of Innovation, Gehl - Matt Weiss, Managing Director, Ideo CoLab
Talk (open for everyone) & Workshop (by invitation only)
13:00 - 14:00
New frameworks for co-creating our future public spaces
A conversation about the importance of creating new framewords to enhance innovation in our public spaces. - Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic for The New York Times - Camilla Van Deurs, City Architect of Copenhagen - Nina Kovsted Helk, CPO, Realdania - Martin Barry, Founder, ReSITE - Christian Pagh, Culture director, Cofounder, Urgent.Agency
Panel discussion
Dronningesalen
13:30 - 14:30
Enabling Civic Imagination
Talk about the importance of using public space as a collective source of energy. - Dietmar Offenhuber, Author Decoding the city - Indy Johar, Dark Matter Laboratories
Talks & Conversation
DAC
14:30 - 15:30
Prize Award - Solutions With Impact
Torben Klitgaard and members of the jury presents this years winners from the Open Call; - Phil Ayres (concept category) - Karolina Mosiadz (Excellence category)
Talk & Prize Award session
Dronningesalen
15:30 - 17:00
KEYNOTE: The radical visions of the future
Our last keynote speaker of the day shows work that have invoked debates on technology and society for half a century, challenging standards of architectural discourse also today. - Sir Peter Cook, Founder of Archigram & Co-founder of Crab Studio
Keynote talk
Dronningesalen
17:00 -
End of the day drink
Enjoy a drink at the end of the day amongst fellow participants at MEYERS.
Program Event Format
MEYERS - BLOX
19:00 - 22:00
Award Dinner
Celebrating the winners of the Open Call and the contributors and partners of the Symposium. -remember to add the award dinner to your Symposium ticket!
Canapés and drinks
MEYERS - BLOX
08:45 - 09:00
Croissant & Coffee
Croissant & Coffee
09:00 - 10:30
KEYNOTE: Leaving the Twenty-first Century: Excursions After Late Capitalism
Our first keynote speaker of the day talks about the importance to imagine social and spatial possibilities outside its sway - A true reminder that another city remains possible. - Urbanist & Writer Adam Greenfield
Keynote talk
Dronningesalen
10:00 - 13:00
From Idea to Action – Cities share your challenges!
How do we create local transformation by using new innovative methods, digital technology and entering into public private partnerships? Co-created with Gate 21 & Nordic Edge • Lone Kelstrup, Programme Manager, Gate21 - Elisabeth Krey Jenssen, Project & Communication Manager, Nordic Edge - Marianne Bahr Simonsen, Projektleder for Smart Bodö (Bodö kommune, Norway) - Kristin Solhaug Næss, City of Trondheim, Norway - Lene Klovning Jørpeland, City of Stavanger, Norway - 2 x Swedish Cities (TBA) - 3 x Danish Cities (TBA) Marketplace & network session
Talks & Network-session
BLOXHUB, 3.Floor
10:30 - 11:30
Selected Projects From Open Call
Presentations of 2-3 submissions from this years open call
Talks
FMG
10:30 - 12:30
The open and shared city
Focus on how we can enable development of digital policy and software for public purposes - Ben Cerveny, Founder, The Foundation For public Code - Helle Søholt, CEO, Gehl - Indy Johar, Co-founder, Dark Matter Laboratories
Conversation
DAC
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch - Location MEYERS
Buy your lunch at MEYERS
Lunch
MEYERS - BLOX
12:30 - 14:30
Global Social Impact And the Importance of Upscaling the Solutions
A session focusing on the importance of creating new innovative solutions in order to achieve the SDG's! Presented by DAC. - Natalie Mossin, Co-chair, UIA Commission on the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Killian Kleinschmidt Humanitarian Expert, Founder of IPA - Stine Kirstein Junge, Private Sector Advisor & SDG Accelerator Lead, UNDP Nordic Office - Bahare Haghshenas, Head of SDG strategy and innovation services, Monitor Deloitte - Neel Strøbæk, Senior Group Director, Sustainability & CR, Rambøll
Talks & conversation
13:30 - 15:00
Empathy & Data - Data Bringing People Together
Talks with focus on concrete projects that we can learn from! - Jakob Strømann, Partner & Head of Sustainability Engineering, Henning Larsen Architects - Lean Doody, Ass. Director, Digital Property & Cities Leader, Arup Group - Martin Hallberg, Creative Sound Designer, ÅF
Talks & Conversation
14:00 - 15:30
Cities for Citizens!
Focusing on new methods for involving citizens - Mara Balestrini, CEO, Ideas for change - Emma Lorenzen, Project Manager, COWI - Gyorgyi Galik, Lead Advisor Design Council - Liselott Stenfeldt; Head of Interactive Spaces Urban Studio
Talk & Conversation
BLOXHUB, 3.Floor
15:00 - 16:00
The Importance of Creating Visions
Focus on the importance of research and explorative projects in order to find new solutions - Manuela Naveau, Head of Export, Ars Electronica - Jonas Fritsch, Ass. Professor, Department of Digital Design, ITU and Head of AIR Lab - More speakers TBA
Talks & conversation
FMG
15:00 - 16:30
KEYNOTE: Big data as a tool with public benefit
Our last Keynote Speaker of the Symposium will talk about how “Big data” could be collected and synthesized into tools that have a public benefit. - Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning, Sarah Williams, Director of Civic Data Design Lab, MIT
Keynote talk
Dronningesalen
17:00 - 18:00
Fireside Chat: Utopia or Dystopia? Where Do We Go From Here?
An ending conversation between some our speakers; - Urbanist & Writer Adam Greenfield - Indy Johar, Co-founder Dark Matter Laboratories - Dietmar Offenhuber, Author Decoding the city - More speakers TBA
Fireside conversation
Dronningesalen