Ecoda Symposium

EcoDA International Symposium: Open-source Urban Resilience

Thursday 25 – Friday 26 May 2017
Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield, S11 8BU

Researchers from the Sheffield School of Architecture are holding an international event to explore the use of open source platforms in supporting urban resilience practices.

The symposium concludes the EcoDA, Experimental co-Design Approaches, project and has been organised by Dr Corelia Baibarac and Professor Doina Petrescu from the Sheffield School of Architecture. The project has investigated ways of scaling community resilience practices and opportunities for using digital technologies to sustain these processes. A number of local organisations and groups across the UK, France and Romania have been involved as part of the project in dealing with these questions:

  • How might community resilience practices access and use resources so that they become sustainable in the longer term?
  • How might individual initiatives be amplified and result in wider-scale urban transformations?
  • What forms of governance and types of platforms are needed in order to support scaling processes?
  • What kinds of tools could enable a commoning of resilience practices and how might these tools be co-designed?

The symposium will extend these questions to a wider audience of practitioners and academics with the aim of collectively discussing and initiating a wider platform for commoning resilience practices.

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EcoDa is a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded research project, led by Dr Corelia Baibarac and Professor Doina Petrescu with technical support from Phil Langley. The aim of the project is to create an open-source platform for enhancing urban resilience. Specifically, the project involves the prototyping of digital tools and processes for shared knowledge production that can enable civic practices of resilience to emerge and multiply. Collaborative practices are Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée (Paris), Public Works (London) and studioBASAR (Bucharest).

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