The Urban Belonging Project

In the Urban Belonging project, urban planners and humanities scholars work closely together with local community partners in Copenhagen to explore how different people perceive and experience the city as a place of belonging. The project involves the design of an app for tracing and visualizing urban attachments and a methodology for working with this data in participatory settings with the involved participants. Finally, the project ponders how this way of approaching the issue of belonging differs from the gaze of professionals working with it in the context of urban design. The project will end with an exhibition in Copenhagen. 

Save Our Air

Supported by OrganiCity and developed by the Public Data Lab, SaveOurAir is an exploration of the social and political aspects of “smart cities”. Its specificity is the effort to use digital data to stir (rather than settle) urban debate and to nurture (rather than purify) their multiple attachments.

Focussing on air quality, SaveOurAir explored three ways to make urban data more “local” and “politically relevant” and developed three experiments in data activation.