Experiences

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OBA expositie: Digital Shadows

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Welke sporen laat jij achter als je online gaat? Met vijf werken van lokale en internationale kunstenaars toont de expositie Digital Shadows van Waag Futurelab onze verstrengeling met digitale technologieën, sociale media en algoritmes. De werken werpen een nieuw licht op onze dagelijkse verhouding tot technologie. 

Elke keer als we een digitale service gebruiken, laten we een digitale schaduw achter. Adverteerders en databedrijven tracken zorgvuldig je digitale schaduw: de websites die je bezoekt, de producten die je liked en de onderwerpen die je aandacht vasthouden. Hoe beter ze je kennen, hoe beter ze je kunnen benaderen met gepersonaliseerde producten of verleidelijke ideeën. 

‘Schaduw’ hier betekent niet alleen de sporen die je achterlaat, maar ook de algoritmes en fysieke infrastructuur die vaak minder zichtbaar is. Deze tentoonstelling kijkt naar de gevolgen van de snelle digitalisering van onze levens, en de onbewuste vooroordelen die dat opwerpt in de schaduwen. Door verschillende internationale en lokale kunstenaars bij elkaar te brengen, werpt de expositie een licht op de kritische, speelse, feministische, futuristische en anti-commerciële kanten in de digitale wereld. 

De schijnbaar onaantastbare digitale schaduw heeft altijd een fysieke evenknie. Hoewel niet altijd zichtbaar of herkenbaar, is de digitale en virtuele werkelijkheid gebouwd op de fysieke wereld — denk aan de servers, onderzeese kabels, de mineralen in je smartphone en de elektriciteit waarop je computer werkt. Deze tentoonstelling daagt je uit om na te denken welke materialen en interfaces we aanraken in de digitale ruimte. Welke vooronderstellingen, uitbuitingssystemen en afval creëren we hiermee? Kan het ook anders?

Wat te verwachten

Deze tentoonstelling bestaat uit vijf kunstwerken. Elk werk kietelt je brein om op een nieuwe manier na te denken over jouw digitale schaduw en de technologieën in je smartphone of laptop. We nodigen je uit om ze te bekijken en de interactie aan te gaan.

TheirTok (1) van Tomo Kihara (JP) onderzoekt op een speelse manier waarop algoritmes een profiel van je opbouwen en je aandacht vasthouden, om je data voor geld te verkopen aan reclamebedrijven. Gestures of Truthfulness (2) door Caroline Sinders (US/GB) kijkt naar hoe informatie op sociale media als ‘betrouwbaar’ wordt bestempeld, en de gebaren en scenografie waarmee iets als waarheid wordt gepresenteerd. Kunstenaar Lukas Engelhardt (DE/NL) duikt in de materialiteit van servers en de politieke relevantie van self-hosting met zijn werk Squatting the Cloud(3).

Ibiye Camps (GB) Behind Shirley (4) bekijkt de ontstaansgeschiedenis van raciale vooroordelen in gezichtsherkenningstechnologie en hoe je dit kunt tegengaan. Als onderdeel van zijn onderzoeksproject Disobedient Devices toont Dani Ploeger (NL) Een korte film, The Cults (5), met een sciencefiction perspectief op de toe-eigening van verouderde consumententechnologieën ('orodha' in Kiswahili) en de transformatie ervan tot apparaten met nieuwe toepassingen en betekenissen, een gangbare praktijk in Kenia.

Feestelijke opening

Kom je naar de feestelijke opening op vrijdagavond 9 december? We beginnen met een verdiepende panel talk met kunstenaars en experts, gevolgd door de officiële expo opening met een borrel en muziek!

Programma
15:30 - 17:00 uur: Panel talk met o.a. Ibiye Camp en Tomo Kihara (meld je hiervoor aan via de button)
17:30 - 19:00 uur: Officiële opening + borrel

Panel talk

In het openingspanel van Digital Shadows zullen deelnemende kunstenaars van de expositie samen met Waags onderzoeksdirecteur in gesprek gaan over prominente elementen van verantwoording in de sterk algoritmisch gemedieerde relaties die we in het digitale domein aangaan, bijvoorbeeld in de sociale media. Wie heeft de touwtjes in handen? Hoe kunnen we ons tegen die controle verzetten? Wat zijn de uitgangspunten of behoeften om het vertrouwen te herstellen? En wat is het gewenste beleid van aandacht?
Vanuit hun werken zullen de kunstenaars oplossingen presenteren om onopgemerkte elementen, de materialiteit en de gevolgen van de programmering van onze digitale systemen, zichtbaar en ervaarbaar te maken. Ze maken een cartografie van vooroordelen en controlemechanismen en voeren prefiguratief verzet en creatieve alternatieve manieren van relateren in de digitale transformatie uit.

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Workshops & rondleidingen

Als randprogrammering bij de tentoonstelling kun je je binnenkort inschrijven voor een workshop met kunstenaar Tomo Kihara op zaterdag 2 december om 14:00 uur. Daarnaast geven we rondleidingen in de OBA. De exacte data en tijden worden binnenkort bekend gemaakt.

Over deze expo

De tentoonstelling Digitale schaduwen is gecureerd door Waag Futurelab en mede gefinancierd en ondersteund door de Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam. Het is onderdeel van het Europese onderzoeksproject Artsformation, waarbij kunstenaars bijdragen aan het ontwerpen van meer open, eerlijke en inclusieve technologieën.

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Knowing Cotton Otherwise

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Exhibition Knowing Cotton Otherwise
Cotton is perhaps the world's most well-known fabric, however, many stories behind cotton are less known. These untold and sometimes unexpected perspectives have been collected and brought together in the exhibition, Knowing Cotton Otherwise. Centred on collectivity and community, local artists have been invited to present work that connects and intersects with different themes relating to the story of cotton. By mixing styles and stories, Knowing Cotton Otherwise creates a multifaceted experience, inviting you to reflect, question, play and wonder. 

Fashion, art and social change
Built around different themes telling the story of cotton, the exhibition highlights the relationship between cotton and the fashion industry, the role of cotton in an increasingly intertwined web of global cultures, and the sustainable innovations driving its circular transformation. The exhibition provides questions such as where does cotton come from? How is it grown? What is the future of cotton and the role of innovation? How should we relate to the more questionable aspects of cotton, from its history of forced migration to more modern-day challenges? And how can we celebrate cotton, the connections it creates and the opportunities around it?

Collectivity and Community
Knowing Cotton Otherwise is presented in different phases throughout the year in which the exhibition grows and changes. The first phase features artists Benoît Gilles Michel, Caithlin Courtney Chong, Mario Gonsalves, Niño Divino, Noah Cohen, Nsimba Valene and Tasio Bidegain as well as the collectives OSSO Archive, Studio Papa and The Gang is Beautiful. The exhibition also showcases innovative technologies in material traceability and dyeing from Fashion for Good Innovators Oritain and Officina39. Knowing Cotton Otherwise invites you to question the content presented, examine your ideas and engage together in a process of self-reflection and critical consideration.

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Interactive installation about sensors in the smart city

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Discover how sensors make Amsterdam a smarter city. What measurements are taken and how is data being collected?

The Responsible Sensing Lab created the interactive installation Senses of Amsterdam that is currently exhibited at the public library of Amsterdam (OBA) location Slotermeer! Read more about this project on our website: https://responsiblesensinglab.org/news/senses-of-amsterdam-exhibited-at-oba-slotermeer

After traveling from NEMO Science Museum to Arcam, Senses of Amsterdam can now be visited free of charge at Slotermeerlaan 103E from Tuesday until Saturday.

The exhibition at OBA Slotermeer ends on 25 September 2022. Grab your chance!

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Study Excursion: Trends and Innovation in Amsterdam’s Cycling Infrastructure

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The excursions are delivered as a partnership between the Urban Cycling Institute (UCI) and Bicycle User Experience (BUX).

This two hour excursion brings you to key innovation sites in the central core of Amsterdam, starting at the Nieuwmarkt square in the city center, and ending at the Rijksmuseum. We curate stops at select sites that are representative of broader trends taking place in the city. We discuss changing directions of how the city views cyclists and the street, we show you best practices and- most importantly 😉 – we promise to challenge your preconceptions of how to plan for a cycling city. At the end, we provide different avenues for continued engagement and learning with us.

The study excursions take place from 16:00-18:00 most Saturdays in July and August*. The cost is €50 per person. There are 15 open spots per excursion. Participants need to arrange their own bicycle to take part.

Dates: July: 23, 31*(July 31st is a Sunday)
August: 6, 13, 20, 27

For full information and sign-up, visit the following link:

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Exhibition: Energy Junkies

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Exhibition: Energy Junkies

NEMO for adults: visit The Studio at the Marineterrein

The Studio is NEMO’s off-site location at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam: Kattenburgerstraat 5, Building 027A.

A warm house, a quick microwave meal and a mobile phone that allows you to stay connected 24/7 – there’s no shortage of comfort and convenience in our everyday lives. But almost everything would grind to a halt if we were to lose access to one vital source: energy. At the moment, this issue is more relevant than ever, both in politics and among consumers. Our addiction to energy, dependence on fossil fuels and the effects of our energy consumption on climate change arethe focus of NEMO’s new exhibition for adults: <em>Energy Junkies</em>.

In the Energy Junkies exhibition, you get to make the decisions that will determine our future. How would you transform our energy addiction into a healthy habit? Create your own carbon diet, choose the right medicines from the climate pharmacy and dream about a world where we are cured of our energy addiction. The Energy Junkies exhibition opens June 8 2022 at NEMO's Studio, the off-site location for adults at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam.

Photo: DigiDaan.

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Expo: "Fashion Week: A New Era"

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The expo: 'Fashion Week: A New Era' celebrates fashion through the years and explores how this phenomenon developed over time. How does the event influence the fashion industry? And what does the future hold for fashion week?

Every year during Fashion Week the latest fashion is shown on catwalks in Paris, Milan and New York and other metropoles across the globe. This iconic event has a major impact on the fashion industry and on our own wardrobes. In 'Fashion Week: A New Era', the Fashion for Good Museum unpacks the Fashion Week, delving into its past, present and future. View historic looks from the runways of Balenciaga, Versace, Moschino and many more; discover the innovative work of Dutch fashion designer Ronald van der Kemp and digital fashion house The Fabricant.

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Responsible Sensing Lab op Arcam tentoonstelling Private_Eye_Butler_Spy

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Afgelopen week is de tentoonstelling Private Eye Butler Spy geopend in Arcam. Hier zijn prototypes van 3 projecten van Responsible Sensing Lab te zien, een samenwerking van AMS Institute en gemeente Amsterdam. De tentoonstelling onderzoekt de impact van technologie in en rondom het huis.

De tentoonstelling

Toepassingen in en rond het huis worden steeds intelligenter: in plaats van een huissleutel bepalen toegangssystemen aan de hand van biometrische data of een deur opengaat. In de stad controleren scanauto’s of parkeergelden zijn betaald en registreren sensoren de drukte op straat of de luchtkwaliteit. De tentoonstelling Private_Eye_Butler_Spy onderzoekt de veranderende relatie tussen technologie en de mens. Aan de hand van verschillende thema’s verkennen bezoekers welke ethische vraagstukken en ontwerpopgaven een high-tech-toekomst met zich meebrengt.

Bezoeken

Private_Eye_Butler_Spy is gratis te bezoeken van 12 maart t/m 26 juni 2022 bij Arcam aan de Prins Hendrikkade 600.

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Take a virtual tour of eco-hub de Ceuvel

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At de Ceuvel we host private tours for interested individuals, schools, companies and other parties. Whether you’re an architect, technical engineer, a high school student, or just a generally interested person: there will be someone at de Ceuvel that can explain our story in a way that’s relevant to your background.

The tour covers the story of De Ceuvel. You will learn about sustainability & the circular economy, urban renewal strategies, architecture and communal experimentation and bottom-up development.

Our virtual tour of de Ceuvel was developed during the corona lockdown. Instead of physically visiting our site, we can show you around virtually! The online tour, or webinar, is conducted in a Zoom meeting. Our guide welcomes you in this virtual environment at a time and date of your convenience. Using photos, exclusive videos and illustrations unavailable elsewhere, we tell the story of our unique site. There will be ample time for questions and conversations with the live tour guide.

The virtual tour can be given to a large group of Zoom participants, or as a remote speaker during a physical event. It is suitable in various contexts: as a guest lecture for schools or universities, as a program item of an (online) sustainability conference, as part of a more extensive (company) training course, or in whatever setting you've designed.

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Exhibition: Bits of You

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Exhibition: Bits of You

The Studio presents the Bits of You exhibition. This new exhibition, which is intended for adult audiences, conveys a sense of how our lives are being impacted by the data traces we leave behind each and every day. It also shows how this differs from one person to another.

Step by step, the exhibition’s six pavilions will give you a sense of how our data is processed by algorithms to generate a range of predictions about our identity and behaviour. Immerse yourself in a vortex of data rings, browse through a gender recognition algorithm, develop a feel for the subtle impact of digital profiles, and get a glimpse of a data-driven future. Encounter ten people who each describe a different data experience, then ask yourself ‘Do I really resemble my digital profile?’.

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TechLab

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Located in the Plantage area of Amsterdam, a new exhibition space featuring cool new innovations in technology has recently opened.

The gallery space contains many exhibits dedicated to augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotics. Each station is interactive and playful, ensuring visitors will have fun while learning about these various technologies.

Based around the theme of sustainability, the space shows how we can use technology as a resource to improve not only our lives but our world. Be sure to check out this unique educational tech gallery!

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3 Ways to Learn about Amsterdam Smart City

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Do you want to connect, learn, and exchange experiences with Amsterdam Smart City representatives? Our programs match the needs of any local, national and international stakeholder who is interested in discovering Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem.

One of our roles is to distil key learnings from urban innovation projects in the Amsterdam metropolitan region and share those. Through our programs we also learn from other cities and their experiences.

We’ve made a selection of our most popular programs:

1. Smart City the Amsterdam Way 
We give you an overview of Amsterdam Smart City’s program, governance and key projects. It’s a light way to get introduced to it all in 1,5 hours and we can also offer this online. Cost: From €300 per group.

2. Amsterdam Smart City Answers Your Questions 
Ask all your questions about Amsterdam Smart City and get advice on your Smart City Project or Program. Meet our representative online or face to face to get the insight you’ve been missing. Cost: From €200 per group.

3. Amsterdam Smart City Deep Dives 
Go on a Deep Dive with Amsterdam Smart City and get to the bottom of the energy, mobility, digital city or circular economy transition during this customized 2,5 hour session with multiple experts from Amsterdam’s ecosystem. Cost: From €600 per group.

Where do the Amsterdam Smart City Programs take place?
Most programs take place, or at least start at, the Smart City Lab on the Marineterrein Innovation District. This is a "small space for big ideas" where we showcase examples of smart city solutions from Amsterdam. The Smart City Experience Lab is also a workplace where Amsterdam Smart City partners meet and collaborate. Groups visiting the Experience Lab can also visit the Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab on their own or as a part of an organized program.

Questions
Questions or looking to organize a different or customized program? Send an email with your request to cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com.

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THE YIMBY EXPERIENCE!

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THE YIMBY Yes-In-My-Back-Yard EXPERIENCE! is a bottom-up movement aiming at small scale food growing in cities. THE YIMBY EXPERIENCE! started in 2013 in the city of Arnhem in the Netherlands. The YIMBY EXPERIENCE! is expanding with the support of the city of Arnhem and local sponsors.

Eight years of THE YIMBY EXPERIENCE! shows the empowerment of citizens.: Citizens who started with a small food platform have grown to larger urban food growers. Citizens are more aware of the relation between season and growing and adapt their buying of seasonal food in the supermarket. Citizens gained green growing knowledge and have more green connections in their neighbourhood.

Interested? Take a look at the following YouTube film (2 minutes)
https://youtu.be/0_JWmuhwyR4

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Green Urban Living Lab Arnhem

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The  Green Urban Living Lab Arnhem provides a innovative, cooperative learning and co-creating enviroment, in which multiple stakeholders jointly test, develop and create green metropolitan solutions.

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Smart City Exchange

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A mutually beneficial Smart City Exchange between you and Amsterdam's innovation ecosystem. Online meeting is possible.

The Smart City Exchange supports cities and organizations with their urban innovation ambitions. During these sessions Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) shares best practices and lessons learned from Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem on one of four themes: energy, mobility, circular economy or responsible digitalization, or another topic of interest to you. In exchange we would like to hear from your city or organization’s experience and best practices on the same topic.

In this way we create mutually beneficial Smart City Exchange!

To enquire about the Smart City Exchange or any of the other of our programs, email <cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com> with a brief summary of the key challenges you are working, what projects and best practices you would like to share with ASC partners and community, and what you hope to get out of the Smart City Exchange.

Please note:

  • The Smart City Exchange is offered in-person in Amsterdam or online via the Zoom platform. In-person programs are currently limited to 5 people.
  • Due to high demand and limited resources we are not able to accommodate all requests. Initiating a request at least 3 weeks in advance will increase the chances of a mutually beneficial Smart City Exchange.
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Data Science for Smart Cities

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Responsible Data Science for Smart Cities; Can cities collect massive amounts of data on its residents and their daily practices, and yet remain safe, transparent and democratic? Today, cities are collecting more and more data, and the city of Amsterdam is at the forefront of publishing such "city data” and launching data driven services to improve its liveability. For example, data on the increasing use of electric charging points, smart waste collection systems, and good traffic flow can all be used to reduce costs and minimise waste. In this master class we provide an overview to the way Big Data is being used to make challenges in the city of Amsterdam more transparent and to develop new solutions. The master class is based on the work of Nanda Piersma, special lecturer in Big Data in the city at the HvA (the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry).

Responsible Data Science for Smart Cities

Can cities collect massive amounts of data on its residents and their daily practices, and yet remain safe, transparent and democratic? Today, cities are collecting more and more data, and the city of Amsterdam is at the forefront of publishing such "city data” and launching data driven services to improve its liveability. For example, data on the increasing use of electric charging points, smart waste collection systems, and good traffic flow can all be used to reduce costs and minimise waste.

In this masterclass we provide an overview to the way Big Data is being used to make challenges in the city of Amsterdam more transparent and to develop new solutions. The masterclass is based on the work of Nanda Piersma, special lecturer in Big Data in the city at the HvA (the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry).

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Become a Circular Entrepreneur

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Around the First European Upcycle Centre in Almere De Steiger you see what happens when you base your activities on the assumption that ‘waste’ is a human invention. Many innovative entrepreneurs are setting up their new businesses re-using materials and thinking in a collaborative way. Learn how we ended up in the Cities as they are today and learn how to become a more circular organisation yourself.

Around the First European Upcycle Centre you see what happens when you base your activities on the assumption that ‘waste’ is a human invention. Many innovative entrepreneurs are setting up their new businesses re-using materials and thinking in a collaborative way. This vibrant and energetic yet circular economy is getting attention of international visitors.

At Almere - De Steiger the first European Upcycle Centre was opened in January 2018. During the short period the centre has opened their doors, it has attracted many people from various backgrounds such as circular economy- and social impact entrepreneurs, designers, craftsmen, tech & Smart City entrepreneurs and many curious visitors from all over the world. Innovation is their daily food.

When you visit Almere De Steiger, or ‘AllyTown’ as the city is sometimes called, you’ll witness what happens when you bring together entrepreneurs with a focus on circular and sustainable business models.

Examples of people you’ll meet are

  • Craftsmen, producing unique circular marketing products,
  • Craftsmen, producing unique and trendy lamps and furniture,
  • Providers of sustainable and circular Smart Energy solutions,
  • Designers and Manufacturers of Smart & Sustainable Fashion,
  • Innovators sharing knowledge regarding entrepreneurship and new tech,
  • Students with a focus on Tech, Sustainability and Circularity
  • Smart City Designers & Architects
  • ...

During the visit you’ll get an interactive talk of an experienced entrepreneur about innovation and entrepreneurship in a circular economy. Next to that you will go on a tour and visit 2-4 circular entrepreneurs who will explain how they work in this ecosystem, what their product looks like and how they make a living from their circular organisations.

Almere - De Steiger is not just a circular hub, it is a circular economic hub and is slowly becoming an example for others too. Many national and international celebrities have found this area for the unique handcrafted and sustainable products.

A standard visit complies:

  • Presentation about the innovation journey to Smart Cities Today
    How did we get to the point where the world is today? What trends do we see to make our world more sustainable and what can you do to help?
  • Interactive sessions with innovative & circular entrepreneurs examples are:
    • Total solution for Circular & Sustainable households,
    • Unique handcrafted Circular Marketing Materials,
    • Smart Fashion (3D)/Circular Fashion,
    • Upcycled trendy lamps & furniture
    • New Tech developments

The visit can be accommodated to individual requests and can be enriched with sessions such as:

  • running circular workshops: how to make your business more circular, learn from experts;
  • start-up sessions such as coaching or pitch events;
  • run a design sprint to solve complex (business) problems in a sustainable & circular way;
  • Learn how to innovate by using new technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, 3D technologies or Robotics;
  • visit the circular ateliers of the local entrepreneurs

Almere De Steiger is easily accessible by both car and public transport and is situated next to the Floriade area.

Want to book the tour? Mail to manuela@krullsolutions.com

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Contemporary Amsterdam and its challenges

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Introduction to the Amsterdam urban region and its major policy challenges. How has the city developed in the last decades and what are the major policy issues at the moment regarding economic, social and spatial development? How does the city government attempt to involve citizen knowledge in its development?

Introduction to the Amsterdam urban region and its major policy challenges. How has the city developed in the last decades and what are the major policy issues at the moment regarding economic, social and spatial development? How does the city government attempt to involve citizen knowledge in its development?

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Evaluating smart city projects: Lessons from Amsterdam

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This lecture is based on University of Applied Sciences research evaluating smart city projects with a focus on non-technological aspects, including forms of cooperation and partnerships, business models and scaling potential. The focus is on key lessons learned and factors for success for setting up and scaling multi-stakeholder smart city projects. Benchmark Amsterdam-based projects and learn the factors for success for developing, launching, and scaling up multi-stakeholder smart city projects.

This lecture is based on University of Applied Sciences research evaluating smart city projects with a focus on non-technological aspects, including forms of cooperation and partnerships, business models and scaling potential. The focus is on key lessons learned and factors for success for setting up and scaling multi-stakeholder smart city projects. Benchmark Amsterdam-based projects and learn the factors for success for developing, launching, and scaling up multi-stakeholder smart city projects.

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Amsterdam Urban Living Labs

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Policy innovation through collaboration between private, public and civic partners together with knowledge institutions is increasingly seen as the best way to address complex urban challenges. One way to this is through so called “Urban Living Labs” where residents, companies, governments, students and researchers collectively tackle metropolitan problems by immersing themselves in the solution as it is being developed. What are the benefits and pitfalls of these types of living labs? In this session we share the experience and lessons accumulated by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with innovating through Urban Living Labs and provide specific examples and lessons learned from several projects in Amsterdam.

Policy innovation through collaboration between private, public and civic partners together with knowledge institutions is increasingly seen as the best way to address complex urban challenges. One way to this is through so called “Urban Living Labs” where residents, companies, governments, students and researchers collectively tackle metropolitan problems by immersing themselves in the solution as it is being developed. What are the benefits and pitfalls of these types of living labs? In this session we share the experience and lessons accumulated by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with innovating through Urban Living Labs and provide specific examples and lessons learned from several projects in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Smart City Answers Your Questions

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During this high-paced interactive session, you have a chance to ask all your questions about Amsterdam Smart City and get advice on your Smart City Project or Program in a small group setting. You will also have the opportunity to meet with an Amsterdam Smart City team member.

Since 2009, Amsterdam Smart City has been exploring, connecting and accelerating technological and social innovation projects for a future-proof metropolitan region. Through a public-private partnership and an international community, we create impact on four societal transitions: Energy, Mobility, Digital City and Circular City.

Where do the Amsterdam Smart City Programs take place?
Most programs take place, or at least start at, the Smart City Lab on the Marineterrein Innovation District. This is a "small space for big ideas" where we showcase examples of smart city solutions from Amsterdam. The Smart City Experience Lab is also a workplace where Amsterdam Smart City partners meet and collaborate. Groups visiting the Experience Lab can also visit the Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab on their own or as a part of an organized program.

Looking for Another Program?
Our programs match the needs of local, national and international stakeholders who is interested in discovering Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem. Learn more about our Knowledge Exchange Program and find a selection of the most popular programs.

Good to know:
• Booking: this program can be booked via the “Book now” button. To request a program outside the timeslots, send an email to cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com
• Limitations: we strive to design and deliver customized programs that suit each delegation’s needs, however we are not able to accommodate all incoming requests.
• Cancelation fee: for programs cancelled with less than one week notice, we apply a cancellation fee of €100.

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