[spectre] Invitation: Commons Technology and the right to a Democratic City

Francesca Bria francesca.bria at nesta.org.uk
Thu May 19 22:26:14 CEST 2016

Update: 19th May 2016

*Democracy Lab: *23–27 May 2016, Medialab-Prado Madrid
*D-CENT International Conference: *27-28 May 2016, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid

*The Democratic Cities – Commons technology and the right to a democratic
city* event is fast approaching. The event will take place from the *23–28
May in Madrid, Spain*. You still have time to register!

The event will be a unique opportunity to discuss *network democracy*, *new
forms of citizen participation*,* digital tools for democratic
participation* and *urban commons* for democratic cities. We expect +400
academic, activists, politicians and hackers to participate.

Read our updates, get inspired and
us. The full programme and speakers introductions are available at

The event is organised by D-CENT, Nesta, Medialab-Prado, Museo Nacional
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, City of Madrid, City of Barcelona, and
supported by Labodemo and redecentralize.

Follow us: *#DCENTMadrid*

>> Register

Our Blog
 >> Meet the speakers
  *>> En Español*


*Democracy Lab 23–27 May*
Explore tools, processes and strategies for democratic participation
Full Programme
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Register Now

The *Democratic Cities – Commons technology and the right to a democratic
city* event begins with a five-day Democracy Lab
a wide range of *hands-on trainings*,* workshops*,* hackathons* and a *two-day
unconference* with presentations selected via Open Call.

D-CENT project
will host several sessions showcasing open source and privacy-aware Digital
Democracy tools
that have been piloted and tested across Europe with political parties. The
two-day unconference will provide an open space for initiatives developing
privacy-aware, open source, and distributed technologies to showcase their
work, share demos, debate and plan future development.


*International Conference 27–28 May*
Technologies of the Democratic City
Full Programme
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is the biggest European project on direct democracy and citizen engagement.
The International Conference
in Madrid, organised as part of the Democratic Cities – Commons technology
and the right to a democratic city event taking place from the 23–28 May,
will conclude the week’s activities, and showcase the results of the D-CENT

The conference
is a unique chance to hear a wide range of thought *leaders*,*
policy-makers*, *urban planners*,* philosophers*, *activists and academics*
discussing the future of citizen led movements and democratic technology.
View the full programme

Speakers include:
*Julian Assange*, Wikileaks  |  *Francesca Bria*, D-CENT | *Fabrizio
Sestini*, European Commission |  *Raquel Rolnik*, University of São Paulo
 | * Manuela Carmena*, Mayor of Madrid  |  *Paul Mason*, The Guardian
|  *Evgeny
Morozov*, author and editorialist  | *Francesco “Bifo” Berardi*, writer and
philosopher  |  *Carlos Prieto del Campo*, Museo Reina Sofia  | * Renata
Avila*, Web We Want Foundation  | * Pablo Soto*, Madrid City Council
| * Sergio
Amadeu de Silveira*, Professor, Federal University of ABC  I   *Adam
Greenfield*, writer and urbanist I  and many more...

*>> En Español*


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Francesca Bria  I Senior Project Lead  I Innovation Lab
EU Project Coordinator D-CENT - DSI
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