SenseCityVity: Mobile Crowdsourcing, Urban Perception, and Collective Action


Event details

Date 03.03.2016
Hour 12:1513:15
Speaker Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez (Social Computing Group, Idiap-EPFL), Darshan Santani (Social Computing Group, Idiap-EPFL)
Category Conferences - Seminars

The Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) is pleased to present SenseCityVity, a successful project funded by its Seed Money Program in 2014 and 2015.

The engagement of young people in local civic concerns is of relevance in Latin America today, and has educational, social, and economic implications.
How do Latin American youth perceive their urban environment? How do they react to problems like security, accessibility, or waste management? What issues are they more sensitive about? What problems go unnoticed?  How can mobile and social technologies be used to document these issues, enable self and group reflections, and contribute to community actions?

In the talk, we will present SenseCityVity, a mobile crowdsourcing framework where young people help render visible urban issues that matter to them. Integrating photos and video, online experiments, data analysis, and media creation, the collective work enables a reflection process through which discussions and proposals to address such issues can emerge.

Come talk with the speakers about these topics!

The conference will be followed by an apertif. For organizational reasons, please complete the online registration form before Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required


  • Cooperation & Development Center - CODEV


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