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Event : copy paste participation!
An International working session organised by Urban Species on the transferability of methods, toolkits and other "good" participatory practices.
Event recap : copy paste participation!
COPY PASTE Participation De la transférabilité des méthodes, boîtes à outils et autres "bonnes" pratiques participatives. Dans le cadre de la clôture du projet de recherche et d’actions p-lab, dédi...
The im/possible Futures of Bordet
Urban Species created an installation called "Les im/possibles futurs de Bordet" to ‘probe' the needs and desires of the inhabitants regarding an area that is the subject of a PAD (Master Plan).
Wave New World
On 08/10/2021, the Brussels government gave the green light to an increase in the current wave emission standard to allow the deployment of a new generation of mobile phone standards: la 5G
"Urban Participation in its objects"
Making urban projects relevant, in line with the needs and aspirations of the field, this is what the ambition of urban participation is about — at least in theory. How are these ambitions actually ac...
Hands-on with the Urban Species Lightbox
In November 2021, we organised in collaboration with Brussels' fablab CityFab1 a workshop to get citizens acquainted with the Urban Species Lighbox. The Lightbox allows an expressive, fun and flexible...
Workshop Report Co-creating a Civic Smart City in Brussels
Last October, Urban Species organised the Co-creating the Civic Smart City workshop in collaboration with CityFab1. The workshop started with presentations on the current state of affairs concerning B...
Workshop: Co-creating the Civic Smart City in Brussels
The ‘smart city’ is all around us, both in discourses on the city (of tomorrow) as well as physically and digitally. Increasingly, the city and urban life are platformed and interfaced, packed with se...
INTRODUCING DIY SPECULATIVE FABULATION IN CIVIC HCI
Amidst the epistemological turbulence of the Anthropocene, forging new narratives has considerable importance. Departing from human-centred thinking and world-building, a shift in perspective towards ...