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“How to” Guide – Download available!

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We are creating a 2.0 edition of the “How to” Guide, including much more projects and new materials!

The new version will be available from the 20th of October at the following link:

APS – How to Guide – Download

Active Public Space Catalogue – Download available!

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The Active Public Space “State of the Art and Best Practices Collection” is now available!

Please download it at the following link!

APS – State of the Art Catalogue – Download

Vienna Installation Outcomes


KEPOS installation, developed during APS Vienna workshop by the students Angelica Lorenzi & Dennis Schiaroli, show-cases the potentials of ICT and energy design implementation into public space. With the use of smart technology, it aims to build a community interested in greening urban spaces, getting users involved through social media.

Concept – Replicability and Scalability in FabLabs

KEPOS is a flexible system that can be made by any modular wooden frame structure, skinned with heat-forming membrane. Accordingly, structural units can be produced with different degrees of complexity, either with manual tools or with the aid of CNC manufacturing, to be than wrapped and assembled by a small team directly on site. A wooden base houses the water tanks, and at the same time stabilizes the construction. It hosts plants which irrigation is controlled through sensors, sending messages to the community about its water needs.

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APS Exhibition


APS Exhibition aims to promote the knowledge generated during the Active Public Space Project, which mainly focuses on technology and innovation and their application in urban spaces. The exposition consists of videos showing installations developed in 3 cities – Barcelona, Prague and Vienna, as well as panels displaying projects included in the State of the Art and Best Practices Collection and “How To” Guide publications. Visitors are able to explore best examples of implementation of innovative technologies for public space activation using their mobile devices through QR code apps in order to find out more information about projects.


Prague – The exhibition is on until September 22nd! Don’t miss the chance to see it!

30/08/2017 – 22/09/2017 


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Prague Installation Outcomes

“Air – Motion – Sound” is an installation developed by CCEA with the support of artist Michael Kindernay. It consists in a live performance targeted at showcasing the potentials of ICT for public space activation and awareness rising.

It was conceived for the I.P. Pavlova Square, one of the most polluted areas of Prague.

This very central space, between the National Museum and the Nuselským Bridge, is crossed every day by over 104,200 pedestrians and 81,600 cars*. Although there are more pedestrians than cars, the space is almost completely dedicated to car traffic, thus making it one of the most polluted areas of Prague.

The installation “Air – Motion – Sound” aims to inform the public about people mobility, air pollution, and noise occurring in one of the most crowded places in Prague and to generate a public debate around the role of ICT in making this area a more sustainable place.

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Responsive Cities Sypmposium 2017: Active Public Space

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The Symposium Active Public Space will take place in Barcelona on the 13th-14th November 2017.

It will be organized around following topics:

  • DESIGN – urban analytics | physical and digital merge | fabrication protocols | real time data
  • SHARE – citizen participation | ownership | accessibility | sharing economies
  • ADAPT – resilience | new materials | dynamic cycles | environment
  • EXPERIENCE – digital & virtual space | behaviours | gaming |
  • LEARN – raising awareness | testbed for innovation | policies | data flows

Call for papers is open!

Deadlines for the call:

  • Opening of Call: June, 15th 2017
  • Submission: September, 28th 2017 
  • Participants selection: October, 9th 2017
  • Symposium: November, 13th – 14th 2017

Find out more information about the event on http://responsivecities2017.iaac.net/


Prague Installation


Don’t miss the Air – Move – Sound event in Prague on the 15th of August!
In Pavlova Square from 2:00pm to 8:00 pm with intermediate artist Michal Kindernay we will discuss with the inhabitants of Prague, who are passing through the town every day, about the possibilities of improving the I.P. Pavlova Square. At the same time we want to inform the public about the movement of people, air quality, and noise in one of Prague’s most polluted places. Measured data, processed in comprehensible form, will be communicated through a series of postcards, interactive website and with artistic and social events.

For more info: http://magistrala.eu/

Vienna Installation


On the 6th of June at MAK Museum UAAV installation KEPOS will open to the public. It will be available until the 22nd of June.

Combining knowledge on smart planning and smart technologies with citizen participation, KEPOS highlights architecture’s integrating and innovative role in implementing sustainable urban developments. Actively engaging citizens, the installation is showcasing the potentials of information and communication technology (ICT) in public spaces for user interaction and participation, thus raising interest in architecture and public space among a broader audience.
Connected to the internet, KEPOS engages via social media with the community, transforming its space into an active participant of urban life. Therefore, the pavilion is not only designed to provide a semi-private shelter in the urban context but it also engages by communicating its current status. Continue reading

Prague Workshop – Outcomes


The Dathaton workshop occurred in Prague between the 11th and the 13th of November 2016 at Carge premises. 50 students attended the workshop.

The central theme was the activation of Prague public space.

The students were provided with a set of data, that have been analysed in order to improve city or governmental policies as well as concrete spaces. All data used by the students has been divided in 916 microdistricts. They could be combined to neghborhoods and these added up to municipalities.

How can data help to actively shape cities? How can we activate public space by data usage? How can citizens collect data and actively shape their city? Those are some of the questions on which the students were focusing during the three intensive days, exploring new solutions.

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Prague Workshop – Open call for applications


Data-driven Changemakers crunch numbers and deliver impact. Would you like to try? Join our Datathon event from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November 2016. The theme of Datathon will be “Active public space”. The participants will analyse Prague city data (which will be given) to conceptualize practical solutions for:

-Urban Movement
-Diverse City
-Bottom-up Impact

Venue: CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 7, Prague 1

Date and Time: Friday 11 November from 13:00 to 19:00, Saturday 12 November from 9:30 to 18:00 and Sunday 13 November from 9:00 to 15:00.
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