Date: Thurs May 5 2016, 19-21.00pm
Location:
Seventeen, 17 Belmont St, AB10 1JR, Aberdeen
Speakers:

Keith Spiller [UK]

Discusses his research and practical experiences of Accessing CCTV data in London, state surveillance, and our individual rights data

Heather Morgan [SCT]

Presents on how Sousveillance* and self-monitoring, influence compliant and deviant behavior

Urban Knights provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban governance and city living by bringing together people who are actively producing alternatives to our given city infrastructures, norms, and perceptions. This edition will invite speakers whose work focuses on control and civic disobedience within smart city contexts.

To date Urban Knights has taken place in Dublin (2013), Berlin (2013,’14, ’15) and Vienna (2014, ’15) with speakers from across Europe, US, India and Australia presenting their work and workshops covering topics such as Unpleasant Design, Feral Trade and Internet Politics.

For the Festival of Architecture, 2016 a special edition of Urban Knights will take place in Aberdeen at Seventeen’s gallery. Relating to the installation and performance Under New Moons, We Stand Strong by the artist and director of Urban Knights, Teresa Dillon, the programme invites speakers whose work focuses on control and civic disobedience within smart city contexts.

For more information, visit http://www.urbanknights.org and http://www.polarproduce.org. See the Facebook event here. To book, please visit the Eventbrite page.

Related: Under New Moons, We Stand Strong

*Sousveillance is the recording of an activity by a participant in the activity, typically by way of small wearable or portable personal technologies.