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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Satellite Lamps

We have just launched a new project called Satellite Lamps where we investigate and reveal one of the central infrastructures of the networked city, the Global Positioning System (GPS). This project continues our project of visualising the materials of technologies that started in 2009 with our studies of RFID and WiFi. With Satellite Lamps we now explore the material, spatial and temporal qualities of GPS in cities.

PLAYUR – Exercises in Urban Play

Combining theory and practice, this closing event of the PLAYUR project invites you to explore playful urban engagement through a blend of lectures, workshops and performances.

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.

 

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