URBAN INFORMATION MARKET / OPEN SOURCE URBANISM
[w001] workshop facilitated by Dennis Kaspori
Source Urbanism - the first part of the workshop - will focus on discussion
about interrelation between design/architecture and communication/new
media, specifically targeting locative media issues in urban development.
Contributing to discussion are Karlis Kalnins, Marc Tutuers, Ben Russell
on "soft architecture" - geotagged media, spatial annotations,
located/locative media; Jonah Brucker-Cohen on "subvertive mobile
communication projects"; and Jo Walsh about "semantic database
discussion will be followed by Urban Information Market workshop. Concept
of this workshop is based on ongoing architecture project "Urban
Stock Exchange" by Dennis Kaspori & MAZE corporation in NL
It is a prototype for gathering information on a city (in this case
Rotterdam) by people that are interested in urban development (both
professional and non-professional). If there is a large enough user-base
that information gets pretty accurate on how a certain neighborhood
is doing. The project itself is open source but also the idea of gathering
information is based on open source principles.
task in Riga is to think about the next step of developing "urban
information market". So after we have gathered the information,
what can we do with it? How to process that information again so it
becomes useful for new urban policy and planning? Could that information
be used as a basis for urban design?
- Urban Stock Exchange (SAM) project
- A COMMUNISM OF IDEAS, TOWARDS AN OPEN-SOURCE ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE.
Text by Dennis Kaspori. Published in NICEPAPER for RAM5: Open Source
Media Architecture. RIXC, 2004.