In partnership with OPPi, from June 22 to November 15 of 2022, we invited the residents of Geneva to participate in the online participatory survey “What Are the Dangers That Threaten Your Safety in Geneva?”.
I asked a trending AI chatbot to come up with a text that would summarize the issures explored by the Edgelands Institute in terms of digitalization of security and its impact on living together in an urbanized world.
In his work-in-process art book, Emre Altindag explores the anxiety of being constantly watched as a consequence of digitalisation of security in contemporary society.
Klea Bogdani tells about her participation in the Research Sprint "We are Recording You Geneva".
How should the Swiss Confederation safeguard its values, interests, and you, its residents, in a digital space that is increasingly turning into an economic and geopolitical battleground? This blog post argues that the answer to this question should not be left solely to elected politicians or public officials but rather be the result of an inclusive societal dialogue surrounding the sovereignty of Switzerland in the digital age. To do so, the blog post examines the Swiss Federal Council’s decision to store the federal administration's data on foreign tech companies’ servers, highlights its national security and privacy implications, and draws parallels with the national debate on railroad nationalization in the 19th century.
An Edgelands Institute/Urban AI Research Project
The Forum Border, Security and Surveillance Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Cúcuta” brought together city officials, researchers, Venezuelan professors, members of the Metropolitan Police, students and representatives of civil society organizations to discuss the main security challenges affecting the city
In this blog post, Maria Camila Roldán synthesizes the learnings from different Edgelands' activities in the city of Medellín, including: interviews, research marathon, art residencies, data marathon and a workshop with Editores de Ciudad.