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We are Urban Species, an action-research group based in Brussels focusing on citizen participation
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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 ...
Exhibition mobile units for ‘Living Reine’
For their yearly neighbourhood event Living Reine (3.0) -- an event “to create a meeting moment between students, residents and organizations from the neighbourhood” -- the RenovaS Reine antenna team ...
Pieces of the pietonnier
‘Pieces of the Piétonnier’ was an intervention that put the historical significance of the recent construction works on the Brussels’ city centre pedestrian zone into perspective by inviting people to...
Light Tree Intervention @ Citizen Lights 2020
Following the good reception of Neighbourhood Light Choreography during Citizen Lights 2018, the organisation of the Schaerbeek light festival contacted us to explore how to extend the collaboration. ...
Amplificathon - A collective work session
From the 25 to the 29th of November 2019, Urban Species invited 5 designers and artists to share their practices and methodologies and work on participation in public space. During those 5 days we too...
Super Animated Thursday / Super Jeudi Animé
The neighbourhood organisation Fort Ensemble in Sint-Gillis (Brussels, BE), a local socio-cultural association that gathers inhabitants, shopkeepers, social and cultural organisations, solicited the U...
Mobile unit for a local sustainable mobility hub
For this intervention, the SUCIB team co-designed, developed and assembled a ‘mobile unit’ for a Brussels civic organization opening a new local ‘sustainable mobility hub’ (RenovaS Stephenson), which ...
plab: chambre d'echo
Yesterday we conducted our second "echo chamber", a meeting where we presented our research and worked on topics related to it with people interested in the same themes and fields: friends and sponsor...