The modern social contract includes explicit and implicit agreements that govern our actions and interactions with the State, and also with other actors and people. As part of these agreements there is a constant negotiation in which sometimes it is necessary to sacrifice certain freedoms or rights in exchange for security in physical spaces (e.g.,the city) and digital spaces (e.g.,networks, and platforms).
At Edgelands, we aim at creating spaces to explore how the digitalization of urban security is changing the urban social contract. These are spaces for broader discussions about the benefits and challenges in the way that digital tools are being used by city governments and private actors.
Edgelands Maps is one of such spaces. During two sessions participants will explore different perceptions and understanding of security from their own experiences, and will identify spaces and situations of security and insecurity, and examine the impact digital technologies have in improving or worsening the security in their communities.
This workshops will allow us to recognize perspectives on security and surveillance from everyday life and social dynamics of the territory. We invite you to put the topic on the table in your community!
You can download the guides of the experiences so that you can test them in your territory (ES|FR).
Don't forget to share your results on our networks using #EdgelandsMaps.
During two sessions young people will be exposed to different perspectives of security and surveillance in urban and digital spaces, in order to give them tools to identify situations where their day to day lives enter into agreements (explicit and implicit) where they negotiate some of their freedoms (and that of others in their community), and can approach such agreements in a more critical and informed way.
These sessions seek to create dialogue and debate around existing agreements in urban and digital spaces, so that young people from their own experience and perspective reflect on the sacrifices they would or would not be willing to make.
It is suggested to carry out the workshop in 2 days, each session has a duration of three hours.
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