Smart citizen workshop

Map the world around you

In smart citizens workshops we explore the tools and applications to map the world around us. In crash courses we teach participants to measure air quality, water quality and noise pollution. With the help of low-tech technologies and sensors we are able to map and improve our living environment. 

Smart Citizens 

What kind of world do we want to live in and what role can technology play in this? We explore solutions that we can influence ourselves. Together, we develop do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) solutions and creative interventions. There is room to experiment, to learn, and to explore what we want and how we can achieve it.


Smart Citizen workshop topics:

Air quality

In the crash course air quality we experiment with DIY sensors and measuring the air quality. How does it work? What do you need? What makes a self-measurement project successful? And what can we do with the results?

Water quality

Which waters are the best to take a swim? You’ll take part in a small field experiment in and around waters; collecting data and exploring ways to make sense of that data. In this session you’ll get to know how you can measure water quality.

Noise pollution

How can you map sounds and noise pollution? And how do you measure that? What measures can we take to improve the sound experience? With noise meters we can go on expedition and collect data for a noise map. 

Amsterdam Smart Citizen Lab

These workshops have been developed as part of the Amsterdam Smart Citizen Lab. With citizens, scientist and designers we have hosted many workshops, presentations and design sessions.

Smart Citizen workshop for your organisation

Are you interested in a smart citizen workshop? We can develop a programme tailor-made to fit your organisation. Cost depend on the number of participants and are available on request. Contact us to explore the possibilities or discuss a specific question.

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Gijs Boerwinkel
community engagement