Situated Technologies Pamphlets 6: MicroPublicPlaces


"In response to two strong global vectors: the rise of pervasive information technologies and the privatization of the public sphere, Marc Böhlen and Hans Frei propose hybrid architectural programs called Micro Public Places (MMPs). MPPs combine insights from ambient intelligence, human computing, architecture, social engineering and urbanism to initiate ways to re- animate public life in contemporary societies.

They offer access to things that are or should be available to all: air, water, medicine, books, etc. and combine machine learning procedures with subjective human intuition to make the public realm a contested space again."

Situated Technologies Pamphlets 6:
MicroPublicPlaces

Spring 2010
Marc Böhlen and Hans Frei