Nicholas Korody (co-founder of Adjustments Agency) and Marina Otero Verzier (director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut) will join the closing event for Eyes of the City (2019 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture) with Tender Machines: Bodies, Technologies, and Labour in the Contemporary City. The lecture aims to expand discussions around the introduction of AI, machine vision, and other new technologies into cities.
Exploring the entanglement of bodies and technologies that constitutes urbanity, Tender Machines aims to interrogate normative understandings of the so-called “technologized” or “smart city,” rejecting binary constructions of the “human” and the “machine” frequently employed in discourses surrounding it. Rather than oppositional, technology is understood as enfleshed, and bodies as technologized. What does that mean for how we think about cities today?
Pandemics and the City
Tender Machines is part of the Eyes of the City closing programme. The programme also includes Pandemics and the City, a symposium with contributions by Michele Bonino (Politecnic di Torino - China Room), Sun Yimin (South China University of Technology), Annemarie Wyckmans (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Bernhard Müller (Technische Universität Dresden), Liu Jian (Tsinghua University), Iva Bojic (MIT - Sensseable City Lab), Daniel Kondor (MIT - Senseable City Lab).
9:00 -10:45 CEST Pandemics and the City Symposium
10:45 - 12:00 CEST Tender Machines Lecture
The programme will be available via Zoom (Meeting ID: 856 937 4792 / Password: 909609)