Skip to main content
Book cover

The Hackable City

Digital Media and Collaborative City-Making in the Network Society

  • Book
  • Open Access
  • © 2019

You have full access to this open access Book

Overview

  • Presents the best papers from the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015
  • Explores the affordances of new media technologies for empowering citizens in the process of city making
  • Relates examples of bottom-up or participatory city-making practices to reflections about the changing roles of professional practitioners in the processes

Access this book

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Design Practices in the Hackable City

  2. Changing Roles

  3. Hackers and Institutions

Keywords

About this book

This open access book presents a selection of the best contributions to the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015, combining a number of the latest academic insights into new collaborative modes of city making that are firmly rooted in empirical findings about the actual practices of citizens, designers and policy makers. It explores the affordances of new media technologies for empowering citizens in the process of city making, relating examples of bottom-up or participatory practices to reflections about the changing roles of professional practitioners in the processes, as well as issues of governance and institutional policymaking.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Michiel de Lange

  • Play and Civic Media Research Group, Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Martijn de Waal

About the editors

Michiel de Lange is an assistant professor in new media studies at Utrecht University’s Department of Media and Culture Studies. He obtained a PhD in Philosophy (2010) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and works as a researcher and lecturer in the field of (mobile) media, urban culture, identity and play. He is the co-founder of The Mobile City, a platform for the study of new media and urbanism, and the [urban interfaces] research group at Utrecht University.

Martijn de Waal is a lector at the Lectorate of Play & Civic Media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He holds a PhD from the University of Groningen (2012) and is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of urban media, place making and citizen empowerment. His book ‘The City as Interface: How Digital Media are Changing the City’ has been internationally well received, and he is regularly invited as a keynote speaker at both academic and professional conferences around the world.

Bibliographic Information

Publish with us