DATA CITIES: SMART TECHNOLOGIES, TRACKING & HUMAN RIGHTS.
September 25-26 + Activation Community Conference September 27, 2020.
Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Mauro Mondello.
Location: Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin.
The use of smart technologies and tracking apps has become part of a crucial debate during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the problematic controversies surrounding data protection. As technology becomes embedded within everyday objects, the dynamics of city systems and lifestyles are evolving from linear approaches to real-time sensory exchanges with feedback data across city services, operations, bodies, and activities.
This conference focuses on smart city visions for the future, addressing the implications of new data policies, as well as analysing the unintended negative consequences of tracking and surveillance to our privacy and freedom.