Digital teknologi er en sentral del av samfunnsutvikling og hverdagsliv, og blir stadig viktigere i byutviklingen. Dagens digitale by kommer til uttrykk gjennom den pågående digitaliseringen av tjenester, institusjoner og infrastrukturer, og gjennom de hundrevis av digitale og urbane tjenestene og applikasjonene som preger innbyggernes byliv. Digitale bytjenester har stadig mer innvirkning på byliv, byutvikling og forvaltning. I dag påvirker digitale systemer, verktøy og tjenester ikke bare hvordan byer er planlagt og styrt, men også mange aspekter av hverdagslivet. Det finnes et stort spenn av strategier for hvordan myndigheter, virksomheter og privatpersoner forholder seg til disse utviklingstrekkene. Til tross for dette er digitale bytjenester i liten grad gjenstand for overordnet bypolitikk eller statlig regulering.
Urban environments, digital data and media are increasingly interconnected. Digital technologies are becoming integral to urban and civic life in terms of public services, commerce, media, culture and education. The digitalisation of urban cultures, businesses and public sectors presents new problems but also possibilities for design, architecture and planning. Addressing this development requires interdisciplinary collaboration. Currently, the digital design sector is increasingly working on projects that involve ‘smart city’ planning and governance as well as digitalisation of urban services. At the same time, architects and urban planners proactively seek to engage with the new possibilities and expectations that the digitalisation of cities and urban living creates.
Rachel Troye as executive board member of the Cumulus organisation took part in the Cumulus 2017 – Letters to the Future conference. Cumulus is the only global association representing art, design and media education in the world. It was founded in 1990 and has today 260 prominent university members from 56 countries. Cumulus shares knowledge with excellent partners and is endorsed by UNESCO.
As a part of the elective course ”Digital fabrication methods and processes’, design students at AHO have exhibited a wide range of experimental design projects and material processes for digital fabrication. Initially held at Galleriet at AHO, the exhibit has since moved to Teknisk Museum (the Norwegian Science Museum), where a chocolate-making workshop was also held.
AHO, Centre for Design Research and Systems Oriented Design present the new RSD6 Conference: Environment, Economy, Democracy: Flourishing Together Our theme this year encompasses the contexts for flourishing in democratic societies, and exploring the opportunities for systemic design in: Democratic participation and policy innovation Strongly sustainable business innovation Flourishing communities Design of architectures, settlements and built environments RSD6 is engaging many complementary themes and speakers on critical human system issues connecting to flourishing and democracy, including Social impact in flourishing and change programs Health and population wellness Ecological design and bioregion development Human-scaled and regional economies Sociotechnical and technological systems Other themes relating systems thinking and design