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Senseable Cities

Senseable Cities

AIMED AT General public
EVENT TYPE Conferences & Masterclasses
AREA Architecture & Design
SPECIALTY Architecture / Urbanism
DATE 26th September 2019
TIME 19:00 - 22:00 Local time
LANGUAGE English
EVENT FORMAT Face to face
Senseable Cities

The way we live, work, and play is very different today than it was just a few decades ago, thanks in large part to a network of connectivity that now encompasses most people on the planet. In a similar way, today we are at the beginning of a new technological revolution: the Internet is entering the physical space – the traditional domain of architecture and design – becoming an “Internet of Things” or IoT. As such, it is opening the door to a variety of applications that – in a similar way to what happened with the first wave of the Internet - can encompass many domains: from energy to mobility, from production to citizen participation. The contribution from Prof. Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.

CARLO RATTI - Director of the Senseable City at MIT, USA & Founding Partner of the International Design Office Carlo Ratti Associati, Italy Carlo Ratti teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab and is a founding partner of the International Design Office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. He and his firm have researched the ways in which new technologies, including digital sensors and portable devices, are changing both the built environment and everyday life. Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – were hailed by Time Magazine as “Best Inventions of the Year.” He has been included in Blueprint Magazine’s “25 People who will Change the World of Design” and in Wired Magazine’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” He is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanization.

Our speakers

Director of MIT Senseable City Lab, Founding partner at Carlo Ratti Associati

He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. He and his firm have researched the ways in which new technologies, including digital sensors and portable devices, are changing both the built environment and everyday life.