POST CITY Symposium II: Connecting Cities – Connecting Citizens

FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 2:30 PM-5:45 PM, POST CITY, Conference Square

Connecting Cities – Connecting Citizens will scrutinize from various perspectives how future Smart Cities can best draw upon the imagination and inventiveness of their inhabitants.

Why a high level of media skills on the part of citizens constitutes a precondition for this will be explained by Divina Frau-Meigs (FR). A corresponding best-practice example of knowledge production in the city will be presented by Takuya Nomura (JP): Knowledge Capital, a project in Osaka. Then Joana Varon (BR) of the Deep Lab hacker collective elucidates successful co-creation. In the afternoon session, Adolf Krischanitz (AT), Ian Banerjee (AT/ IN) and Hans Reitz (DE) will take a look at current urban architectural projects in Europe and China. Hans Reitz (DE) will introduce in the world of Social Business City.


2:30 PM Divina Frau-Meigs (FR)
2:50 PM Takuya Nomura (JP)
3:10 PM Joana Varon (BR)
3:30 PM Q + A
3:50 PM Adolf Krischanitz (AT)
4:20 PM Ian Banerjee (AT/IN)
4:50 PM Hans Reitz (DE)
5:20 PM Q + A

Moderator: Michael Doser (AT/CH)


Divina Frau-Meigs (FR) is Professor at the Université Paris 3- Sorbonne Nouvelle.


Takuya Nomura (JP) is General Producer of the Knowledge Capital Association and CEO of SUPERSTATION, Inc. in Osaka, Japan as well as Visiting Professor of Kansai University and of Otemae University, Japan.


Joana Varon (BR) member of Deep Lab female hacker collective and Founder Director of Coding Rights.


Adolf Krischanitz (AT) co-founded the architectural firm Missing Link. From 1992 to 2011, he was Professor of Urban Renewal and Design at the University of the Arts Berlin. Since 1979, Krischanitz has worked as a freelance architect with studios in Vienna and Zurich.


Ian Banerjee (AT/IN) is an architect, urban planner and educational researcher living in Vienna.


Hans Reitz (DE) is the Creative Advisor to Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Together they founded The Grameen Creative Lab to spread Yunus’ concept of social business all over the world.


Michael Doser (AT/CH) is a particle physicist working at CERN.