Open Lecture: Department of Unusual Certainties

Tuesday, 11th Jun 2019

City of Experiences: Using Emotion and Desire to Shape Future Cities

The City of Experiences is an ongoing project led by Department of Unusual Certainties that, through different experiments and engagements, continues to question how cities are constructed and who they are constructed for. If we modify the definition of cities to encompass the experiences of the invisible cities that extend beyond physical infrastructure, the city can become a space of greater potential to support and facilitate new people-to-people and people-to-object interactions.

The aim of this interactive lecture is to explore the proposal of city building through experience design, imagining the experiences of the city first and then building the physical and digital city up from those experiences, allowing us to speculate in new futures and alternate storylines of the past and using them as a driving force for design. The discussion will also touch on the true cost of products and whether our perception of sustainability accurately includes all dimensions of the impact.

Department of  Unusual Certainties (DoUC) is a multi-disciplinary studio who design collaborative processes for engagement, communication and education. In 2010, DoUC’s started as a result of a shared need to ask questions about our everyday existence. This curiosity continues to grow and has manifested over the years through projects that traverse urban design, public art, education, cartography and social engagement. Sometimes strange, beautiful or controversial, douc starts each project with a dedication to creating substantive experiences and content that people can engage with, reflect on and react to.

When: Tues. June 11th 2019, 17-18.

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37B, Ground Floor, 1253 Copenhagen K.

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