YOUrban is a research project at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design into social media, design and the city. It investigates tools and means to creating engagement and a sense of ownership and responsibility towards our physical, social and cultural world.

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Immaterials exhibitions

The work in YOUrban that has been carried out under the ‘Immaterals’ theme is currently showing in two exciting exhibitions in Brighton and Amsterdam.

Digitalt Byliv: Matt Ward – ‘Smart cities’ are not so smart

A write-up of Matt Wards talk from Digitalt Byliv which was titled ‘This space is not for sale: Cities and the cinematic imagination’

Digitalt byliv

The conference Digitalt byliv took place at DogA on 24 May. We had great speakers, a broad trans-disciplinary audience and wonderful weather. Digitalt byliv was organised by YOUrban and Statsbygg with support from Miljøverndepartementet, Norsk Form and Forskningsrådet.

Digitalt byliv – Oslo, 24. May

This spring we are organising a conference in Oslo called ‘Digitalt byliv’ (meaning ‘digital urban life’). The conference looks at the possibilities and challenges posed by digital technologies in urban life and has an impressive line up of local and international speakers.

Playful 2012 – ‘Means of production’

Einar has been in London to talk at Playful 2012; a conference about design, games and technology organized by Mudlark. His talk ‘Means of production’ has been turned into a blogpost.

Projects inspired by ‘Immaterials: Light painting WiFi’

The film ‘Immaterials: Light painting WiFi’ has inspired a wide range of projects from designers and technologists from various fields. In this blogpost we look at how the concepts, visual language and techniques from the film have been taken up by other practitioners.

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