Author Archives: Neil Clavin

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Week 7: You are invited to the Urban Interface Safari: Cologne – Sunday 11 March 2012

Today our cities are full of cameras, monitors, sensors, antennae, wifi networks, cables, signals and displays. Devices and interfaces collecting, displaying and acting on information. As citizens we often don’t notice these devices in our streets and neighbourhoods. We rarely … Continue reading

Week 1: Parametric architecture and participatory urbanism

A highlight of this week’s Passagen design festival in Cologne was a lecture by Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid architects on Parametric Architecture. Patrik argues that Parametric architecture is the ‘great new style after modernism’ – a fireworks display of … Continue reading

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The Vector project proposes a read/write city sensor system integrating cyclists into a positive feedback loop to improve transport infrastructure through voluntary location tracking, encourage cycling through personal metrics and deepen citizens emotional engagement with their city via publishing of … Continue reading