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How to make creative interim use of an empty downtown department store?

We discussed this question in Germany’s largest creative interim use. In the former Karstadt Sport building next to Hamburg’s main train station, artists and other creatives make use of 8000sqm on 6 floors. For 1,5 years, the “Jupiter” project examined architectural and procedural requirements to make an interim use of this size work. During the Architektursommer, I was able to discuss the project and its capability for sustainable transformation of our city centers toge

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Portrait in Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung & KI

Wie finden wir Lösungen für die Digitalisierung der öffentlichen Verwaltung? Agil, legitim und elegant sollen sie sein, diesen Anspruch stellt der Kongress Digitaler Staat, der heute in Berlin stattfindet. Rosa Thoneick erhofft sich von der Veranstaltung einen konstruktiven Austausch, vor allem über die Entwicklung einer neuen Fehlerkultur, die im Widerspruch mit den Verwaltungsstrukturen stehe. Sie diskutiert mit vier anderen Expertinnen und Experten in einem Panel zum Thema „Agile Org

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Panel discussion: Networked City at Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft

What are the social models and city concepts shaping urban tech? Visions, Concepts and Narratives for the Networked City discusses the dynamic dialogue between city visions and urban concepts from the past and todays’ Smart City narratives. The panel discussion was organized by Hybrid Space Lab and hosted by Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft in Berlin.

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Each year, the MIT Media Lab’s CityScience Network comes together for a two-day conference to network and exchange ideas in digital city science. In 2019, the Hamburg CityScienceLab hosted the event. The first day saw keynote speeches by Lord Norman Foster, Dr. Maja Göpel and others in Elbphilharmonie. The second day invited researchers and practitioners to a hands-on conference in the HafenCity University.

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Lectures & Presentations

I presented my research on Digital City Science in lectures, key notes and paper presentations at international Fora, Conferences and Symposia. Those include 2022 Regional Studies Association Winter Conference – London 2022 Mind the Progress: Merging Realities – Hamburg 2022 Hans Böckler Stiftung: Die Post-Corona Stadt Summer School – Schliersee (online) 2022 Die Grüne Hamburg: Aufbruch Kongress – Hamburg 2021 solutions: Kongress für digitale Transformation – Hambur

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Research Stay in Chongqing

As part of the Learning Cities workshops conducted by Mercator Foundation, Wuppertal Institure and Chora Lab Berlin, I spent a month in 2016 in China, three weeks in Chongqing, and one in Beijing. In international student project groups, we conducted research on urban historical neighborhoods in Chongqing and developed an urban design proposal for a sustainable and social waterfront in the Shan’Cheng’Xiang neighborhood of Chongqing. This was the result from a three-week resear

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