The Automating the Logistical City project team is organizing a panel on “Circulation Obsession – Following the Flows and Flaws of Big Tech’s Urban Logistical Infrastructures” at the sts-hub in Aachen this March 15-17, 2023. With guests Sarrah Kassem and Valentin Niebler.
CTRL + F_eminist futures_. Hacking algorithmic architectures of cities to come
In this episode of “Hacker Culture”, project member Maja-Lee Voigt introduces her former research on hackfeminist collectives, discussing how important especially FLINTA-hackspaces are in the production of urban spaces in an increasingly digitalized city.
Call for Participation – Interviewpartner*innen gesucht!
Are you an Amazon (Flex) delivery driver, work behind the screen at Amazon Web Services or use smart home devices, such as Amazon Echo / Alexa, on a daily basis? Then we’re looking for you! We’re curious to learn more about your everyday life, the work you do, your urban knowledge, and how you think Amazon is influencing society and city space.
// 7-9 July 2022
Sub-Theme: Digital Capitalism: Grappling with Silicon Valley
Projet member Armin Beverungen is co-organizing (with Timon Beyes, Leuphana University and Paula Bialski, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) a sub-theme at this year’s colloquium of the European Group for…
// 6-9 July 2022
Panel: Urban Speculations
Members of the project Ilia Antenucci and Armin Beverungen are co-organizing (with Andrea Pollio, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy / University of Cape Town, South Africa and Paula Bialski, University of…
// 1 June 2022 (6pm)
CDC Talk: Alison Powell: Undoing Optimization: The Smart City and Afterwards
This talk unpacks the problems with and potential responses to the tendency towards optimization in socio-technical practice. Looking across twenty years of ‘smart city’ efforts it provides new ways of…
// 25 May 2022 (5pm)
CDC Talk: Emily West: Buy Now: How Amazon Branded Convenience and Normalized Monopoly
Amazon is ubiquitous in our daily lives—we stream movies and television on Amazon Prime Video, converse with Alexa, receive messages on our smartphone about the progress of our latest orders.…
// 12 April 2022 (6pm)
CDC Talk: The Warehouse: Workers and Robots at Amazon
‘Work hard, have fun, make history’ proclaims the slogan on the walls of Amazon’s warehouses. This cheerful message hides a reality of digital surveillance, aggressive anti-union tactics and disciplinary layoffs.…
// 30 November 2021 (4pm)
CDC Forum: In Convenience, with Joshua Neves and Marc Steinberg
The felt sense that we inhabit a convenience economy and culture is by now widespread. Nested in this understanding are ideas about ease and comfort, perpetually new technologies, and empowered…
// 16 November 2021 (5pm)
CDC Forum: Assembly Codes: The Logistics of Media
The contributors to Assembly Codes examine how media and logistics set the conditions for the circulation of information and culture. They document how logistics – the techniques of organizing and…