AMS ThingsCon Conference Rotterdam – Architects vs Platforms

Workshop “Architects vs Platforms”

Achilleas Psyllidis, AMS Institute’s Research Fellow and head of the Social Urban Data Lab (SUDL) will participate in a workshop, “Architects. vs Platforms” during the ThingsCon conference in Rotterdam.

With the rise of the digital platforms, the dynamics of the use of public space is changing. Bike and car sharing, the collective management of resources, apps to read and use the city shift the way citizens make use of urban infrastructures and public space. What does this platformization mean for urban culture?
Various architectural offices, developers and researchers have started to explore this newly emerging space. What do they need to be prepared for the digital infrastructure? And how can the richness of their design approaches and discourses be transposed to the current context?

The discussion will be held from 11:00 to 13:00.

More information on the workshop and its participants can be found here.

Header photo: ThingCon Amsterdam 2017