Digitally-enabled platforms are reshaping cities in the 21st century. Platform-based activities are spatially concentrated in cities and build upon existing uneven geographies into wider urbanisation dynamics of economic development, environmental action and everyday life. This public lecture series investigates the logics and rationales of digital platforms, the role of data and code in urban governance and surveillance, the infrastructural channeling of urban knowledge and the progressive potential of platforms to facilitate sharing and the commoning of data.
The lectures kick off next Friday, 4 October 2019. The cycle will be completed in April 2020.