Friday, July 7 • 09:00 - 13:00
Cities as creative networks: a sensorial experience LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

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How can city spaces become as creative as possible? How can sensorial network awareness be a tool for creating social cohesion and sustainable urban development? 

This Masterclass offers a lived experience of new ways of relating to each other and our environment in cities. It will show how creativity, relationality and trust are critical for creating sustainable urban environments, with practical experiments. 

How we can engage with the tension between normativity and creativity in public spaces? This is a central question raised by Charles Landry, author of "A Toolkit for Urban Innovators." Bodily network awareness is key for us to be able to tap into the innovative potential of complex systems such as cities. 

The Masterclass will be a mix of group work, movement exercises and discussion on generative relationality and sensing ourselves connected in a co-creative web. Workshop participants will become aware of the organic and sensorial relationship between themselves, others and their living spaces; and a ‘sense of security’ becomes something not technologically implied, but truly felt. They will also be able to find concrete applications of this in urban planning and their own fields of work.

Who is this class for?

Urban designers, policy-makers, mobility researchers, data scientists, citizen organisations, artists, and anyone who wants to have fun and learn more about smart, creative cities.

The workshop is open to everyone, irrespective of previous experience with body awareness movement.

What will you learn?

  • Experience ‘city’ as creative network - of different people, materialities, intensities and technologies

  • Gain or deepen your network awareness as more than smart technology

  • Understand high relevance of citizens’ socio-cultural diversity and concepts of time to urban planning

  • Be inspired for urban development in line with human bodies and sensorial awareness


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Doerte Weig

UNU-GCM, Movement Research
Doerte Weig is an artist-researcher with a background in social anthropology (PhD), corporate management and communications, and teaching. Her fascination and aim is to uncover the different facets of human movement and physicality, and how these relate to social-political change... Read More →

Friday July 7, 2017 09:00 - 13:00 CEST
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