Symposium Program

It’s time get bold and visionary; the future of our cities depends on it.

We’re faced with a series of complex, daunting challenges, which call for new, future-facing tools and methods. With that in mind, how can we create radical, new possibilities that result in urban areas being truly liveable?

In order to address the intersection between space, technology and behavior, we have created three tracks to ensure you get a nuanced perspective. In The Human(e) City we try to focus on the relationship between people and technology.

The Future of Urban Design and Digital Tools will seek to present you to concrete projects where digital data and/or technology in general has had an affect on the solution.

And finally in The Future of Co-Creation we address the importance of a transdisciplinary collaboration across public and private sectors.

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Tuesday 21st of May Wednesday 22nd of May

08:00 - 09:00
Registration, Croissant & Coffee
Register to get your Symposium pass and a morning coffee on the way
FMG, in the garden
09:00 - 09:30
Welcome
The Team behind Prix BLOXHUB Interactive welcome you all to Prix BLOXHUB Interactive 2019!
Opening Talk
DAC
09:30 - 10:30
Enabling Civic Imagination
Talk about the importance of using public space as a collective source of energy. Moderator: Christian Pagh, Culture Director, Co-founder, Urgent.Agency - Dietmar Offenhuber, Author Waste is Information (MIT Press) & Associate Professor of Design and Public Policy, Northeastern University - Jeff Risom, Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl
Talks & Conversation
DAC
10:30 - 12:00
KEYNOTE: The citizen-driven senseable city
Our first keynote speaker talks about how digital technologies can change the way people live in future cities. Moderator: Torben Klitgaard, Hub Director, BLOXHUB - Professor Carlo Ratti, Director of the Senseable City Lab, MIT
Keynote talk
DAC
12:00 - 13:00
LUNCH & selected Projects From Open Call
Bring your lunch and join the presentation of selected projects from the open call! Selected projects from the open call will be presented by Jury member Kaj Grønbæk, Prof., Head of the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University. - Cycle Superhighway submitted by Astrid Mody, Architect MAA PH.D. / Team & Project Manager, ÅF Lighting & Signe Helledi, Project Manager, Sekretariatet for Supercykelstier - Parklet app submitted by Adrian Judt, M.Sc. Urban Design - Flexkerbs submitted by Fatema Karim-Khaku, Susan Claris and Harrison Peck - PHI, submitted by the team Phi Collective and their members Calum Bowden, Cory Levinson, Aliaksandra Smirnova, Artem Stepanov and Yin Aiwen
Talks & discussion
FMG
13:00 - 14:00
New frameworks for co-creating our future public spaces
A conversation about the importance of creating new framewords to enhance innovation in our public spaces. Moderator: Filip Knaack Kirkegaard, Journalist Politiken Byrum - Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic for The New York Times - Nina Kovsted Helk, CPO, Realdania - Martin Barry, Founder, ReSITE
Panel discussion
DAC
13:00 - 16:00
Hard problems session: We're all a part of the city
IDEO and Gehl will present and facilitate a Hard Problems Sessions with the aim of sharing and building a common understanding of needs and interests across public, private, and individual spheres. The Session is co-hosted by Danish Design Centre. - Jeff Risom, Partner & Chief of Innovation, Gehl - Matt Weiss, Managing Director, Ideo CoLab
Talk (open for everyone) & Workshop (by invitation only)
Danish Design Centre, 2. Floor, BLOX
14:00 - 14:30
Prize Award - Solutions With Impact
Kaj Grønbæk, Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University & member of the jury, presents this year’s winners from the open call: - Flora Robotica, Phil Ayres (Concept Category) - Mapple, Karolina Mosiadz (Excellence Category)
Talk & Prize Award session
DAC
14:30 - 16:00
Let's fail together!
Conversation about how collaboration across public and private stakeholders can create succesful results. Moderator: Christian Pagh, Culture director, Cofounder, Urgent.Agency - Ole Schilling, VP Market Development Smart Cities & Regions, Deutsche Telekom - Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Center - Paul Van Koningsbruggen, Director of Mobility, Technolution - Marius Sylvestersen, Programme Manager of Copenhagen Solutions Lab
Conversation
DAC
16:00 - 17:15
KEYNOTE: The radical visions of the future
Our last keynote speaker of the day will demonstrate work that has invoked debate on technology and society for half a century, challenging standards of architectural discourse also today. Moderator: Natalie Mossin, Head of the Institute of Architecture and Technology at KADK - Sir Peter Cook, Founder of Archigram & Co-founder of Crab Studio
Keynote talk
DAC
17:00 - 19:00
End of the day beer & MEET THE MAKERS
End of the day beer & MEET THE MAKERS Enjoy a cold beer amongst your fellow participants at Bryghuspladsen and in the FMG-garden! See and read more about the exhibited Open Call projects and the Exhibition at Bryghuspladsen and in BLOX EATS. You also have the chance to MEET THE MAKERS: 17.30 Mapple demonstration in Los Angeles, FMG 18.00 “Under Construction: 25 Questions for Cities”, session facilitated by Arup Group and Alexandra Institute 18.30 A “digital twin” demo session facilitated by the Alexandra Institute
Exhibition & demo
Bryghuspladsen
19:00 - 22:00
Award Dinner
Celebrating the winners of the Open Call and the contributors and partners of the Symposium. -remember to add the award dinner to your Symposium ticket!
Canapés and drinks
BLOXHUB, 3.Floor
07:45 - 09:00
Registration & Coffee
Register to get your Symposium pass and a morning coffee on the way
FMG, in the garden
08:00 - 08:45
MorgenDAC - BLOXHUB Interactive Special
What are we willing to sacrifice to achieve sustainable urban development? Only a few percentages of new buildings are sustainable. The climate crisis calls for greater action - but are we ready to compromise on economy, aesthetics and people? Can we avoid doing so? Guests - Ida Auken, Danish politician and member of Parliament from the Danish Social Liberal Party (B) - Tony Christrup, Director of the AG Group, face up to the challenge. Please note: this programme event will be conducted in Danish!
Talk and discussion
DAC
09:00 - 10:30
KEYNOTE: Leaving the Twenty-first Century: Excursions After Late Capitalism
Our first keynote speaker of the day talks about the importance of imagining social and spatial possibilities - A true reminder that our options in urban design are wide open. Moderator: Rasmus Rune Nielsen, Co-founder, ANDEL - Urbanist & Writer Adam Greenfield
Keynote talk
DAC
10:30 - 13:00
From Idea to Action – Cities share your challenges!
How do we create local transformation by applying new, innovative methods and digital technology and by embracing public-private partnerships? Co-created with Gate 21, Nordic Edge & Infinit - Lone Kelstrup, Programme Manager, Gate 21 - Karolina Huss, Senior Project Leader, Gate 21 - Elisabeth Krey Jenssen, Project & Communication Manager, Nordic Edge - Harald Sævereid, City of Stavanger, Norway - Marianne Bahr Simonsen, City of Bodø, Norway - Kristin Solhaug Næss, Trondheim, Norway - Øystein Ask, Trondheim, Norway - Kim Spiegelberg Stelzer, City of Copenhagen, Denmark - Kamilla Blaabjerg, City of Fredensborg, Denmark Marketplace & network session
Talks & Network-session
BLOXHUB, 3.Floor
10:30 - 12:00
The Open City
How can we enable the development of digital policies and software for public purposes? - Ben Cerveny, Founder, The Foundation For public Code - Helle Søholt, CEO, Gehl - Indy Johar, Co-founder, Dark Matter Laboratories - Christian Villum, Director of Digital & Future Thinking, Danish Design Center
Conversation
DAC
12:00 - 13:00
LUNCH & Selected Projects From Open Call
Bring your lunch and join the presentation of selected projects from the open call! Selected projects from the Open Call will be presented by Jury Member Helle Søholt, CEO of Gehl. - Shelter Lights, submitted by Simon Arendal Jørgensen, Isabella Garde Schreiner, Freja Loof Johansen, Sara Odgaard and Julie Hammerich Sander (Students from Digital Design & Interactive Technologies at It-University in Copenhagen) - Liquid Lights, submitted by Simon Panduro and Frederik Borello - Grow your own cloud, submitted by Cyrus Clarke and Monika Seyfried - Our Hub, submitted by Caroline de Francqueville Hansen, Peter Just, Søren Poulsen and Henrik Schultz in collaboration with JC Pengeskab
Talks
FMG
13:00 - 14:30
Global Social Impact And the Importance of Upscaling the Solutions
A session that focuses on the importance of creating new innovative solutions in order to achieve the SDG’s. Moderator: Nikolaj Sveistrup, Head of Programme BUILD/CITIES, Danish Architecture Center - Natalie Mossin, Co-chair, UIA Commission on the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Kilian Kleinschmidt Humanitarian Expert, Founder of IPA - Stine Kirstein Junge, Private Sector Advisor & SDG Accelerator Lead, UNDP Nordic Office - Bahare Haghshenas, Head of SDG Strategy and Innovation Services, Monitor Deloitte - Neel Strøbæk, Senior Group Director, Sustainability & CR, Rambøll
Talks & conversation
DAC
14:30 - 16:00
Empathy & Data - Data Bringing People Together
Talks with a focus on concrete projects that we can learn from! Moderator: Zung Nguyen Vu, Arup Digital Studio - Jacob Kurek, Partner & Architect MAA, Henning Larsen Architects - Lean Doody, Ass. Director, Digital Property & Cities Leader, Arup Group - Martin Hallberg, Creative Sound Designer, ÅF - Mette Ramsgaard, Head of CITA, KADK - Liisa Andersson, COO, Urban Sharing
Talks & Conversation
DAC
14:30 - 16:00
Cities for Citizens!
Focusing on new methods for involving citizens Moderator: Frederik Knaack Kirkegaard, Journalist, Politiken Byrum - Mara Balestrini, CEO, Ideas for change - Gyorgyi Galik, Lead Advisor Design Council - Manuela Naveau, Export Manager at Ars Electronica and Guestprofessor at Interface Culture of Art University Linz - Liselott Stenfeldt; Head of Interactive Spaces Urban Studio at The Alexandra Institute
Talk & Conversation
BLOXHUB, 3.Floor
16:00 - 17:15
KEYNOTE: Big data as a tool with public benefit
Our last Keynote Speaker of the Symposium will talk about how “Big data” could be collected and synthesized into tools that have a public benefit. Moderator: Liselott Stenfeldt, Architect MAA & Head of Interactive Spaces Urban Studio at The Alexandra Institute - Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning, Sarah Williams, Director of Civic Data Design Lab, MIT
Keynote talk
DAC
17:00 - 18:00
Fireside Chat: Utopia or Dystopia? Where Do We Go From Here?
A concluding conversation between some of our speakers. Moderator: Torben Klitgaard, Hub Director, BLOXHUB - Urbanist & Writer Adam Greenfield - Dietmar Offenhuber, Author Decoding the City - Sarah Williams, Head of Civil Data Design Lab, MIT
Fireside conversation
DAC