The last decade has seen crucial critical sociologies, geographies, histories and ethnographies of “the actually existing smart city” and so-called paradigmatic smart cities (Shelton, Zook & Wiig, 2015). As a consequence of these efforts, critical urban scholars across the social sciences and humanities can now apply established theoretical notions and normative concepts in unearthing the neoliberal premises and implications of smart cities. Beyond Smart Cities Today, a two-day expert symposium, aims to provide the time and space to reflect and act upon questions that revolve around these themes.
A proud co-host of the event, which will take place on 19 and 19 September in Rotterdam, the Centre for BOLD Cities would like to draw attention to the recently published Call for Contributions. This call is available on this website: https://www.centre-for-bold-cities.nl/beyond-smart-cities-today.