Street Smart Urbanism & Performative Approaches to Smartness

Concordia University’s Institute for Urban Futures is presenting a round-table discussion, and I’m lucky enough to participate! I’m going to be talking about (surprise! surprise!) cohousing! Specifically:

Drawing Back to Leap Forward: Rebuilding the Village Together, the Case of Collaborative Housing

“How can researchers from different disciplines and practices come together to diversify and critically imagine the public discussion around Smart cities? What does it mean to invoke the term ‘smart’ in a complex urban context? In English the word ‘smart’ goes beyond the generally received definition of modish and intelligent as it relates to current trends towards connectivity, responsive and mediated urban environments, generally predicated upon a ‘digital agenda,’ wherein the privileged position of smart and intelligent technologies are being furthered.”

Come and find out! – For more details visit their website:

The details:

Thurs. April 11, 2019 @ 18h00 – 20h00
Ethnography Lab, EV 10.625
Concordia University SGW
1515 St. Catherine St. W 

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