“Open cities” are inviting and understandable for newcomers; they cultivate negotiation and participation and are flexible enough to re-adjust to changing needs. The Open Cities Symposium brought together designers, programmers, planners and scientists working on meaningful tools to support processes of self-empowerment to ask: How can our engagement really contribute to more democratic urban development? How robust are our tools and concepts of participation? How can we engage in re-designing open cities in order to stand the test of time?
This video documents and summarizes the Open Cities Symposium, the concluding event of the international cooperative project Community Now? Conflicts, Interventions, New Publics (2013-2016).