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Flaws of the Smart City – A design friction kit

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Flaws of the Smart City is a critical, workshop-tailored kit to explore the dark faces of the so-called Smart Cities. As any hardware or software piece, the connected cities embed flaws. This kit aims to fix these weak spots or to exploit them to set chaos.

As any hardware or software piece, the connected cities embed flaws and this kit aims to fix these weak spots or to exploit them to set chaos. The Flaws of the Smart City cards have been imagined in the first place for designers, urbanists, public servants and even small guys from big tech companies involved in the smart city business.

The content of the kit has been built on the thoughts and works from Dan Hill (City of Sound), Adam Greenfield (Against the Smart City) and Anthony Townsend (Smart Cities, Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia), and has been created to foster conversations during brainstorming sessions, to envisage provocative concepts and to build scenarios for debates.

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