In a New Situation, We Need a New Situationism: Manifesto for a smart city

Publication: ResearchArticle in proceedings

Almost any mid-sized city in the Western World aspires to become ‘smart’.
Hence, the smart city is not a demo city (as for instance the much-debated
Songdo International City in South Korea), but rather a term that is
mostly used to describe interfaces to existing infrastructures. In the format
of a manifesto, the article addresses this ‘scripting of space’, and discusses
potential strategies to open up for meaning-making processes in the urban
environment of the smart city. With references to the situationist movement
as well as developments within programming and design, this discussion
leads to a reflection on interface-related artistic strategies potential role in
the smart city.
Keywords: interface criticism, software studies, interface arts, smart cities,
participatory design
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterface Politics : 1st International Conference 2016
EditorsTeresa Martínez Figuerola , Jorge Luis Marzo
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationBarcelona
Publication year2016
ISBN (print)978-84-617-5132-7
StatePublished - 2016
Event - Barcelona, Spain


ConferenceInterface Politics
LocationBau - Design College of Barcelona, Hangar Production and Research Centre for Visual Arts in Barcelona & Open University of Catalonia
SeriesPublicaciones Gredits


  • Interface Criticism, Software studies, Interface criticism, digital culture, computer games, Smart Cities, Participatory Design

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