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Fireside Chat: Utopia or Dystopia? Where Do We Go From Here?

The Human(e) City
Fireside conversation
May 22 17:00 - 18:00

Writers and critics in the 1960s often discussed flying cars and Moon landing, but how many predicted the smartphone? Urbanisation takes place at a tremendous speed, but at the same time many developments are invisible and hidden in a digital infrastructure. Will the technological trends of the future lead to more sustainable cities, or are we overlook something? With these words, the symposium concludes with a big thank you from the Prix BLOXHUB Interactive team.

Guests: We will gather some of our speakers from the two-day symposium: Adam Greenfield, Dietmar Offenhuber, Sarah Williams and Indy Johar, who will reflect on some of the things that have been said and at the same time look to the future.

We propose a discussion on both positive and utopian visions of the future, as well as the slightly darker dystopic "horror images".


Adam Greenfield
Urbanist and writer, author of Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life and Against the Smart City
Indy Johar
Architect, Co-founder of Project 00 & Dark Matter Laboratories
Sarah Williams
Director, Civic Data Design Lab, MIT
Torben Klitgaard
Hub Director, BLOXHUB