VURB/Volume Workshop II: Builders at Play

Archis/Volume and VURB present the Internet of Things Workshop II: Builders at Play. September 2-4, Waag Society, Amsterdam.

Following theMay 7th Internet of Things Workshop at the Staalvilla, Archis/Volume, VURB, Caro van Dijk and Alexander Zeh will organize the second iteration with the explicit goal of creating viable and functional prototypes for the city that research how you can instill a sense of co-ownership over a public territory.

The results of this workshop will then be presented and discussed widely at PICNIC 2011, which will take place between September 14-16 at the NDSM-werf in Amsterdam with the theme of Urban Futures. The three-day festival will explore globalization and its impact on our cities, our society and our lives.

This workshop is kindly supported by Pachube, Archis and the Waag Society.

Click here to download a PDF with more information regarding the workshop and subscribe to our mailing list for follow-up events.


The Program 

September 2nd  2011, 10.00 – open-end

-Introduction of the workshop and introducing the participants
-Initial brainstorming session
-Start building prototypes
-Presentation of prototype concepts


September 3rd  2011, 10.00 – 20.00

-Open discussion about concepts and technical solutions
-Building prototypes
-Presentation of progress


September 4th  2011, 10.00 – 18.00

-Finalize prototypes and document process
-Presentation and evaluation
-Open brainstorm on the results
-Wrap up

Location: Waag, Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam


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  1. [...] At PICNIC, I’ll contribute to a session that reflects on – amongst other things – the work done by participants of the VURB workshop Builders at Play. [...]

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