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It Could Happen to You: Far Right Politics and The City (Symposium)

2019-07-01T09:14:51+02:00March 4th, 2019|Tags: , |

Our hypothesis is that, we must achieve agreement through inclusionary, democratic communication and participation, in which public conceptions of justice, democracy and the redistribution of the benefits and burdens of urban development are discussed and decided upon democratically.

Digital Ethics by Design – Executive Masterclass

2019-03-18T15:28:16+02:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Course announcement|Tags: , , |

New technological developments in areas like quantum computing, big data, robotics, block chain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT) create opportunities, but also raise societal and ethical challenges. Design for Values is a powerful strategy to address them. In November 2019 the DDfV Institute will organize an executive masterclass Digital Ethics by Design. More information / request brochure

Teaching Design for Values to Students Wanting the ‘Right’ Answer

2019-04-15T20:42:35+02:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Blogs by Ilse Oosterlaken, DDfV Blogs|Tags: , , , |

"What values make a good architect or urbanist?” is one of the questions that new master students get to answer in the 3-day introduction program of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. They are asked to draw a mind map with a picture of an architect or urbanist in the middle, and around it the knowledge, tools, skills and values that (s)he needs to have.

Participatory City Making (symposium)

2019-02-14T17:01:38+02:00February 14th, 2019|Tags: , |

For whom is citizen participation valuable and how does it drive actions towards systemic change? During the Participatory City Making symposium PARTICIPATION x ACTION on 20 February participants will critically reflect on the value of Participatory City Making processes.

Digital Democracy: Threats & (Design) Opportunities (Seminar)

2018-11-22T16:34:29+02:00November 18th, 2018|Tags: , , |

This event, jointly organized by the Brookings Institute and Delft University of Technology, explores the weakness and dangers the digital environment poses to democracy, and investigates how the digital environment might be proactively redesigned in order to positively enhance the quality democracy.

Digital Democracy: Threats and (Design) Opportunities – Seminar on 29 November

2018-11-20T12:29:59+02:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Event announcement|Tags: , , |

On 29 November 2018 the Brookings Institute and Delft University of Technology are together organizing a seminar that explores the weakness and dangers the digital environment poses to democracy, and investigates how the digital environment might be proactively redesigned in order to positively enhance the quality democracy. Registration is still possible until 27 November.

How to Win Elections in the 21st Century… and How to Save Democracy

2019-01-23T15:51:24+02:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog by Jeroen van den Hoven, DDfV Blogs|Tags: , , , |

According to the American Pragmatist philosopher John Dewey we have to reinvent democracy every day anew… and now, in the age of big data and artificial intelligence, in addition we have to design for it, every day. If we cannot design against undemocratic tendencies and technically implement our democratic ideals and ideas, Jeroen van den Hoven and Haye Hazenberg argue, we risk losing them altogether.

TU Delft Investigates the Influence of Digitization on Democracy

2019-01-23T15:45:33+02:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Research updates|Tags: , , |

In the run-up to the Dutch municipal elections of 2018, a team of researchers from Delft University of Technology investigated the influence of digitization on Dutch parliamentary democracy. Aspects investigated included the role of political micro-targeting, 'bots' and algorithms, and the political debate on Twitter. This research was made possible by a subsidy from the parliamentary state committee