How do we understand the perception of security of the residents in Geneva? Edgelands Institute sought to answer this question in its second pop-up location in Geneva. In the spirit of community-based participatory research (CBPR).
Now that police authorities are demanding greater investment and the deployment of surveillance technology, we wonder what the impacts would be on citizens and the city's social contract when so many of the basic needs of Cúcuta's citizens have yet to be met. The way the city has adapted and navigated these challenges made it a relevant option for study and intervention.
Results of the research projects of the data workshops
How predictive policing is transforming our urban social contracts. An overview of police surveillance and algorithmic tactics.
Diagnostic report on security, surveillance, and digital technologies.
A yearly report organizing our main actions and deliverables in two different continents.
An 8-week program where youth from Geneva will get together with experts to discuss the role of digital technologies in society and the opportunities and challenges they create for the security and coexistence in Geneva.
Our first research workshop convened young adults in Medellín to examine questions on surveillance, security, and the extent of government intervention.
In partnership with OPPi, from June 22 to November 15 of 2022, we invited the residents of Geneva to participate in the online participatory survey “What Are the Dangers That Threaten Your Safety in Geneva?”.
I asked a trending AI chatbot to come up with a text that would summarize the issures explored by the Edgelands Institute in terms of digitalization of security and its impact on living together in an urbanized world.
In his work-in-process art book, Emre Altindag explores the anxiety of being constantly watched as a consequence of digitalisation of security in contemporary society.
Klea Bogdani tells about her participation in the Research Sprint "We are Recording You Geneva".
How should the Swiss Confederation safeguard its values, interests, and you, its residents, in a digital space that is increasingly turning into an economic and geopolitical battleground? This blog post argues that the answer to this question should not be left solely to elected politicians or public officials but rather be the result of an inclusive societal dialogue surrounding the sovereignty of Switzerland in the digital age. To do so, the blog post examines the Swiss Federal Council’s decision to store the federal administration's data on foreign tech companies’ servers, highlights its national security and privacy implications, and draws parallels with the national debate on railroad nationalization in the 19th century.
An Edgelands Institute/Urban AI Research Project
The Forum Border, Security and Surveillance Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Cúcuta” brought together city officials, researchers, Venezuelan professors, members of the Metropolitan Police, students and representatives of civil society organizations to discuss the main security challenges affecting the city
In this blog post, Maria Camila Roldán synthesizes the learnings from different Edgelands' activities in the city of Medellín, including: interviews, research marathon, art residencies, data marathon and a workshop with Editores de Ciudad.