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Yin Aiwen

http://volumeproject.org/urbanizing-the-digital/

Mauritplaats 142, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Yin Aiwen is a practicing designer and design theorist, whose work examines the alienating social impact of planetary communication technologies and advocate relationship-focused design as a mean to redesign, re-engineer and reimagine technology and society. She received her master degree on Design from Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam in 2013, was a researcher in The New Normal 2017 in Strelka Institute, Moscow and a fellow in Art Center South Florida, Miami in 2017.

Urbanizing the digital


Urbanizing the digital


Urbanizing the digital propose a collective effort to spatialize the cyberspace and using (cyber)urbanism as a mean to affirm user rights in the immaterial space.
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  • Systemic changes

Designer Yin Aiwen calls for collective actions to create a new school of thoughts: by spatializing the cyberspace and exploring the urbanism thereof, cyber-urbanism is a way to affirm user right in the immaterial space. Cyber-urbanism implies reclaiming the common in cyberspace: not only in the sense that there is a need for publicly owned social spaces, but also that the design of those spaces has to be thought through the relationships among the users, the common good, the multifaceted urban life that one can maneuver with. It must aim to liberate the users from an alienated position, and empower them for unions.

In the meantime, Cyber urbanism poses fundamental questions to architects and urbanists: what is space when no dimension can be measured, what is a body when it vanishes into pixels, what is city when no tangible material exists?

For the full manifesto and the proposing five aspects for the making of Cyber-urbanism, please click the link below

Urbanizing the digital


Urbanizing the digital


Urbanizing the digital propose a collective effort to spatialize the cyberspace and using (cyber)urbanism as a mean to affirm user rights in the immaterial space.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Designer Yin Aiwen calls for collective actions to create a new school of thoughts: by spatializing the cyberspace and exploring the urbanism thereof, cyber-urbanism is a way to affirm user right in the immaterial space. Cyber-urbanism implies reclaiming the common in cyberspace: not only in the sense that there is a need for publicly owned social spaces, but also that the design of those spaces has to be thought through the relationships among the users, the common good, the multifaceted urban life that one can maneuver with. It must aim to liberate the users from an alienated position, and empower them for unions.

In the meantime, Cyber urbanism poses fundamental questions to architects and urbanists: what is space when no dimension can be measured, what is a body when it vanishes into pixels, what is city when no tangible material exists?

For the full manifesto and the proposing five aspects for the making of Cyber-urbanism, please click the link below


Idea by

Yin Aiwen
Mauritplaats 142
Rotterdam
Netherlands
Yin Aiwen is a practicing designer and design theorist, whose work examines the alienating social impact of planetary communication technologies and advocate relationship-focused design as a mean to redesign, re-engineer and reimagine technology and society. She received her master degree on Design from Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam in 2013, was a researcher in The New Normal 2017 in Strelka Institute, Moscow and a fellow in Art Center South Florida, Miami in 2017.