Democratic Cities event, 23–28 of May 2016 in Madrid, Spain
Organised on the 23–28 of May 2016 in Madrid, the Democratic Cities – Commons technology and the right to a democratic city event joined close to 500 participants to talk, workshop, discuss and debate about network democracy, new forms of citizen participation, digital tools for democratic participation, and urban commons. The event was also the final one of the D-CENT project, showcasing our results, tools and research.
Interview with Franco Berardi
Interview with Francesco Berardi as part of the Democratic Cities event 23-28 May, Madrid, Spain. Berardi is contemporary writer, media-theorist and media-activist.
Interview with Natalie Fenton
Interview with Natalie Fenton, a Professor in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the Democratic Cities event 23-28 May, Madrid, Spain. Fenton is Co-Director of Goldsmiths Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy. She has published widely on issues relating to news, journalism, civil society, radical politics and new media.
Interview with Audrey Tang
Interview with Audrey Tang, a civic hacker who grew up among Tiananmen exiles, as part of the Democratic Cities event 23-28 May, Madrid, Spain. Tang is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee.
Interview with Adam Greenfield
Interview with Adam Greenfield, a London-based writer and urbanist, as part of the Democratic Cities event 23-28 May, Madrid, Spain. Senior Urban Fellow at LSE Cities for 2014, he currently teaches the “Architectures of Participation” course at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Greenfield’s publications include Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing (2006), “Against the smart city,” (2013), and Radical Technologies (forthcoming from Verso).
Interview with Francesca Bria
Interview with Francesca Bria from Nesta, as part of the Democratic Cities event 23-28 May, Madrid, Spain. Francesca is the EU Coordinator of the D-CENT project, the biggest European project on direct democracy and digital currencies.
Interview with Raquel Rolnik
Interview with Raquel Rolnik as part of the Democratic Cities event 23-28 May, Madrid, Spain. Ms. Rolnik is a professor, architect and urban planner, with over 35 years of scholarship, activism and practical experience in planning, urban land policy and housing issues.
Interview with Richard D. Bartlett
Interview with Richard D. Bartlett as part of the Democratic Cities event 23-28 May, Madrid, Spain. Richard is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an open source tool for collaborative online decision-making. He’s also a senior member at Enspiral, a decentralised network of people using the tools of business to build the commons.
Interview with Irina Bolichevsky
Interview with Irina Bolichevsky from W3C and redecentralize.org, as part of the Democratic Cities event 23-28 May, Madrid, Spain. Irina works in the D-CENT project as part of the W3C team, her works relates to social standards and open data. She is the founder of redecentralize.org, a project that aims to bring together communities interested in decentralization.
#4 Democracy Lab Madrid (26 May 2016)
Video stream of the Day 4 of the five-day Democracy Lab (26 May), with D-CENT session at the Medialab-Prado. The Democratic Cities event takes in Madrid, Spain, on the 23–28 May. It is the biggest European event on network democracy, new forms of citizen participation, digital tools for democratic participation and urban commons for democratic cities.