Date(s) - 23-mrt 2016
20:00 - 22:00
Amsterdam Public Library
The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016. For the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA) I am programming and hosting a series of conversations with prominent urban thinkers, one a month in each month of the Dutch chairmanship, from six cities in and around the EU.
On March 23 Marten Kaevats will join me in the Public Library. With him I am going to talk about Tallinn: the Estonian capital is a frontrunner in the use of digital technologies. What does the digital democracy of the future look like? With Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officier of Amsterdam, as commentator.
Marten Kaevats is an architect and urban planner, who is currently occupied advisor whose job is to help to form the digital agenda for Estonia’s EU presidency 2018 in the Goverment Office of Estonia. He is passionate about the opportunities the ‘third industrial revolution of technology’ can bring for cities. As head curator of the Tallinn Architectural Biennale 2015, he researched how the bits and bytes of digital technology affect the spatial and social matter of citylife. Kaevats is also an active member of several civil society organizations.
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