Optimized City-Consumers

Future scenarios explained through urban structures.

How will the future of our relationship with the city we live in look like? At the moment most cities are planing to be the greatest smart city of all. But which plans are hiding behind this idea of a smart city and are we heading into the direction that the system behind the city might get smarter but the citizens get more passive? With this future vision in mind I imagined three different states of relationships between the dweller and their city and showed these in various scenarios.

The first one uses the new technologies, like smart lights, and the system that lies behind them to their advantages: Street lights guide the citizens through the city. The pedestrians are warned if someone is approaching, in order to avoid social interactions.

At the second state the dweller will see the new infrastructures as if they were a person, and he will try to interact with them in that way: Public transport entries are controlled through ticket machines that are restricting the access according to the amount of people waiting at the station. However, the machines can be bribed.

But at the end some of the dwellers turn into resources for the city by devolving decisions and responsibilities to the infrastructure.

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Skills used:

Arduino, 3D-Print, model making

Completed in:

2015

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