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Things as Citizens – Design Post Human Partnerships in Cities of Things
Thursday, December 6, 13:00-15:00h
In our future cities we will share the street with autonomous moving objects. That future seems already here in Arizona, where self driving delivery pods have the same rights as human pedestrians.
We expect Things might become citizens and we need to think how we will live together with these. In the PACT research program at Delft University of Technology Connected Everyday Lab, we specifically look at these new post human relations and what those mean for the design of Things with agency. And how will the future City of Things look like?
We developed a workshop for ideation based on a card deck to design new agentic and intelligent Things. We share our latest research insights and explore in the workshop this future with you.
Nazli Cila is a design researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Digital Life Centre research group and part-time postdoctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology – Department of Industrial Design, Connected Everyday Lab. She studied product design and obtained her PhD degree from Delft University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design. Her current research combines data-driven design and design anthropology, in which she aims to better understand people and offer design solutions for improving their health and well-being through the use of sensor data and co-design methods.
Maria Luce Lupetti
Maria Luce Lupetti is a postdoctoral research working within the AMS-funded project PACT (Partnerships in Cities of Things). She did a PhD in “Management, Production and Design” at Politecnico di Torino (IT), from 2014 to 2017. Her doctoral research was about the role of Design Research within the context of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) studies, with a focus on the theme of child-robot play. Her research was funded by TIM (telco company) and partially carried out in collaboration with X-Studio, at Tsinghua University (PRC), where she was visiting scholar from September 2016 to April 2017. She previously got a MSc in Ecodesign at Politecnico di Torino (IT), and a BA in Industrial Design at ISIA Roma (IT).