CDCI Symposium – Game Over: Subverting the ‘Smart’ City 

Featuring the boardgame Deliverights, designed by alum Lisa Wiesenhaan!

Thursday 26th January 2023 – 10.30am – 3pm
M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade, University of Brighton.
This symposium examines possibilities for direct action in the age of the ‘smart’ city. In the morning participants will engage in radical play through the board game  Deliverights (co-developed by University of Brighton, MA Digital Media, Culture and Society alumni Lisa Wiesenhaan). After lunch  Dr Alison Powell (LSE) explores models of governance embedded within ‘smart’ cities and  Shiri Shalmy (Women’s Strike / Anti-university / Co-operative Towns) will reflect on methods of subverting forms of control through collective action. This in-person event is led by  Dr Kevin Biderman (School of Arts and Media, University of Brighton) and supported by the Centre for Digital Cultures and Innovation. Tickets are free but capacity is limited due to covid safety restrictions.
Please sign up here  for  Game Over: Subverting the ‘Smart’ City.
Image caption: Image by Lisa Wiesenhaan – Deliverights game created by Lisa Wiesenhaan, Josh Stones, Thomas Sibbald and Murray Gordon
Arrival 10.30 Tea and Coffee
11am Welcome and introduction
11.15 Deliver-rights game play
12.15 Lunch and informal discussion
12.45pm Long table reflection with presentations by Alison Powell and Shiri Shalmy
2pm – Comfort break
2.15 – Closing statements (with Q&A) [3pm finish]
Please circulate. This is a free event and all are welcome