Responsive cities 2023: Barcelona – 27th and 28th of November 2023
The 2023 edition of Responsive cities 2023 focuses on “Collective Intelligence Design” and takes place within the framework of the Green Skills for Cities project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and developed by the Advanced Architecture Group of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia -IAAC- (Spain), Vienna University of Economics and Business -WU- (Austria), University of Genoa -UNIGE- (Italy), and European Association for Local Democracy -ALDA- (France).
Responsive Cities 2023 Symposium seeks to delve into the emerging paradigm of collective intelligence in the processes of city making. As cities continue to evolve in complexity and interconnectedness in the context of the climate emergency, embracing new forms of intelligence that go beyond human perspectives becomes the cornerstone for the future of urbanity.
Collective Intelligence Design promotes an emerging collective intelligence paradigm that empowers the applications of co-creation, following generative processes of both the living and the machine.
This post anthropocentric approach highlights a unique combination of crowd wisdom and artificial intelligence that, together with other forms of intelligences including animal, vegetable, or microbial, marks a significant milestone in the creation of our future green cities.
By embracing new forms of intelligence in design, architecture and cities can transcend anthropocentric perspectives and cultivate a new ecological, technological but also cultural paradigm of inhabitation where inclusivity lies in its core. This shift recognizes that cities are alive and dynamic ecosystems interconnected with the natural world, while acknowledging the interdependencies among humans, non human, cultural and technological others.