“We are Recording you Geneva”: Surveillance, Security, and Technologies in the City.
Edgelands is a pop-up institute that creates 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.
“We are Recording you Geneva” is one such spaces. During eight weeks participants will be part of an interdisciplinary team exploring issues, and possible solutions, related to technology and surveillance in Geneva. The question that each team will focus on will be defined by the participants based on their own interests and perceptions. By the end of the program, each group will produce a podcast episode that will be published and shared with relevant stakeholders in both the city and canton of Geneva.
As part of an interdisciplinary research team on an accelerated timeline, participants will also improve and expand different skills that are essential for today’s job market, such as research, critical thinking, synthesis and analysis, and collaboration. Participants will also further their communication abilities through the podcast production phase of the Sprint, supported by podcast workshops throughout the sprint.
Additionally, participants will have weekly conversations with national and international experts on the benefits and risks of the increased digitalization of security. To reach a broader public, we will open these conversations for registration to a limited number of people from Geneva that want to participate.
WE INVITE YOU TO LISTEN TO THE PODCASTS PRODUCED BY THE PARTICIPANTS OF WE ARE RECODING YOU GENEVA, AND TO READ MORE ABOUT THEIR RESEARCH.