Sthlm Speculative Futures - Battle for the Infrastructure of Everyday Life

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32 Malmskillnadsgatan

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15th of October - Speculative Futures Second Meet-up in Stockholm

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We are very excited to welcome you to the Speculative Futures second meet-up in Stockholm. For this event, we are honored to have Dan Hill speaking about the future of our cities. Dan Hill will talk about how design and co-creation can be used to create the cities we need and desire. Dan is arguing that we have all the technologies for this available, but that tech is not the problem. Rather it’s a question of how we make decisions and empowering communities as well as policy makers to have the conversations that lead places build for humans. Join for an insightful evening with lots of great discussions and mingling!

About The Talk

Our cities are paused in front of several different alternative futures. One we might describe as ‘business as usual’, which is actually a slow, unthinking drift from 20th century systems into those of shaped by 21st century ‘big tech', in which we are unprepared, ill-advised and increasingly subjugated by individualising technologies applied at urban scale. The other city we might describe as full of the possibilities of similar-looking but actually quite different 'networked urbanism', engaged with consciously, deliberately and working with the dynamics of contemporary systems for civic and public outcomes.

It implies a quite different form of city-making, enabled by a convergence of contemporary approaches such as building fabrication, robotics for maintenance and construction, autonomous mobility and logistics systems, shared super-local energy systems, advanced manufacturing and AI, super-green safe streets and truly shared living spaces, all calibrated by carefully redesigned decision-making cultures.

This is where the real invention is required, the true design agenda: how do we re-appropriate these technologies in a way that reinforces the idea of the city as a public good, not a mere collision of private ones? This richly illustrated talk will describe a diverse array of projects, techniques and approaches from projects and practices all over the world.

About Dan Hill

Dan Hill is the Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish government’s innovation agency. He is a Visiting Professor at UCL Bartlett Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose in London and an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne and University of Technology Sydney. Dan is also one of the Mayor of London’s Design Advocates. Amidst much published work, in academic journals, books and media, he is the author of the influential book “Dark Matter & Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary” (Strelka Press, 2012) and since 2002 has written the groundbreaking blog, City of Sound.

Draft Schedule:

17:30 - 18:00 Opening of doors

18:00 - 18:10 Welcome by Antler

18:10 - 18:30 Intro by Speculative Futures Team

18:30 - 19:00 "The Battle for the Infrastructure of Everyday Life" by Dan Hill

19:00 - 19:30 Q&A - Workshop Speculative Futures

19:30 - 20:00 Mingle

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