Rasmus Thomsen: A Human Smart City

Design director Rasmus Thomsen spoke in the Smart Cities stream at the Anthropology + Technology 2020 Conference (now Response-ability Summit). The conference was held on Friday 9 & Monday 12 October. The success of future smart cities will depend on…

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Design director Rasmus Thomsen spoke in the Smart Cities stream at the Anthropology + Technology 2020 Conference (now Response-ability Summit). The conference was held on Friday 9 & Monday 12 October.

The success of future smart cities will depend on how technology meets human needs in a meaningful way. Time and time again, we see solutions and innovations where it looks like the designers were dazzled by amazing technology instead of catering to a real human problem or need.

Rasmus will talk about the importance of solving important needs for people and how we can ensure that the concept of smart cities becomes synonymous with better living conditions for humans while embracing technology as a tool to help achieve that.

Before designing smart cities, the most interesting question to explore evolves around what great living conditions are. What makes a good life? What is a good city for humans? And then we need to translate this into amazing solutions that support this.

Rasmus Thomsen’s speaker page: https://response-ability.tech/rasmus-thomsen/

Listen to Rasmus talk on The Human Show: https://worldpodcasts.com/rasmus-thomsen-partner-and-design-director-of-is-it-a-bird-speaker-at-anthropologytechnology-conference-2020/

About the 2020 Anthropology + Technology Conference: https://response-ability.tech/2020-conference/

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