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Smart Resilience and Changing Climates

16 april 2014 11:30 till 13:00
Speakers Corner, Kuggen, Lindholmsplatsen 1, Göteborg
Welcome to the URBSEC lunch seminar Smart Resilience and Changing Climates: Lessons Learned for ICT from the Edge of our Doorsteps, April 16, 11:30-13:00.

Unsustainable resource exploitation and changing climates are pushing our civilisation on the edge of sustainability. There is abundance of technology but ‘technology alone will not save us’: we need to be smart about technology for technology to support a resilient society. This seminar shares lessons of smart-resilience learned from partnerships between ICT technologists and the hard-to-reach, including the homeless, adults with autism, and rural communities on the edge of energy supply.

Dr Ferrario is a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) and Catalyst project team-leader. She has a diverse background including computing, multimedia system design, social psychology and philosophy. Her research interests lie in emergent innovation management frameworks, participatory research with the hard-to-reach and technology mediated enquiry.

Speaker: Dr Maria Angela Ferrario, School of Management, Lancaster University, UK

When: Wednesday, April 16, 11:30-13:00.

Where: Speakers Corner, Kuggen, Lindholmsplatsen 1, Göteborg

Lunch: Sandwiches and coffee served from 11:30.

Registration: Email your name, organization and food requirements, and any allergies to michael.landzelius@chalmers.se

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URBSEC seminar series 2013 - 2014

Information Security for Civil Society

Civil society, ranging from individuals to all kinds of non-state and non-market actors, is today in so many ways under informational siege from both state and market - from surveillance and data mining to algorithmic framing. The URBSEC seminars during the academic year 2013-2014 will from different disciplinary perspectives all engage with the issue of information security for civil society.

What is URBSEC?

URBSEC is devoted to the development of knowledge and innovations that contribute to new goods and services as well as more enlightened discourse with regard to pressing problems and dilemmas of urban safety and societal security. URBSEC research seeks solutions and innovations that further democratic development and transparency as well as long-term economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

URBSEC is a shared mission between University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

Read more at urbsec.se