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This is our city! Urban communities re-appropriating their city

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Show simple item record Avram, Gabriela 2019-01-14T09:12:50Z 2019-01-14T09:12:50Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this chapter, the author examines a citizen-driven intervention regarded as “city hacking”; the initiative empowered citizens to organize themselves around a communal issue and enact urban interventions at economic, social, environmental, and cultural levels. Using a formula created for a TV show that provided scaffolding and brought the community together in a very short interval of time as starting point, during the development the formula was hacked and appropriated in a convenient way, shifting from the expected support of broadcast media to an assemblage of social media tools fit for the purpose. The lived experience and the concrete results demonstrated to the local authorities the value of openness, collaboration with local communities of volunteers, and social media usage. This development provides an example of top-down curation of bottom-up city-making initiatives, opening the way toward hackable institutions. Scaffolding community initiatives through creating flexible formulas anchored in social media channels that are easy to appropriate and adapt are presented as a promising avenue to investigate further. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Hackable City: Digital Media and Collaborative City-Making in the Network Society, de Lange, Michiel, de Waal, Martijn (Eds.);pp. 129-151
dc.subject civic technologies en_US
dc.subject digital media en_US
dc.subject hybrid communities en_US
dc.subject hacking hackable en_US
dc.subject scaffolding en_US
dc.title This is our city! Urban communities re-appropriating their city en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-981-13-2694-3_7
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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