- Fri, Nov 17, 2017 08:00 PM
Latitude: 55.6681, Longitude: 12.5583
In-Between Economies + SPACE10 Friday Bar: Democra-city WHAT?A collaboration between SPACE10 + In-Between Economies, Democra-city will be the second Friday Bar in our autumn mini-series exploring the future relationship between citizen, state and city in the digital era. This time we’ll be debating the question: Does platform technology make cities more democratic? We’ll hear from a panel of experts working at the forefront of political engagement and the city, and afterwards the audience (that’s you!) will be asked to take sides. WHY?Citizens have never been so connected to the democratic processes that govern them. Crowd-funding platforms engage us in the building of our cities, and social media connects us to politicians in real time. Large protests are mobilised at an unprecedented speed, scale and dispersion across the globe, from Occupy Everywhere to the Women’s March to the Arab Spring. And yet the open-source nature of these platforms also leaves them open to exploitation and undermining by political interests and private enterprise. Big data manipulates voters, social media produces echo chambers, and even the legitimacy of the media is called into question. So does platform technology improve the coherence of decision-making in our cities, or simply sidestep the question of urban governance altogether? WHO?Indy Johar - Co founder of Dark Matter LabsHolger Thorup & Sebastian Winther - Co founders of InitiativetJohn Ferreira - CEO at Media Sifter4th speaker TBC - watch this space & You — yes, YOU!