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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Sustaining cities through technology Event

13:00 - 15:00
18 November 2013
Building 32, Coffee room on 4th floor Highfield Campus

Event details

A double-bill of presentations on 'Sustaining cities through technology'


City as Interface: embedded, embodied and networked

A consideration of the potential and challenges of urban screens for communities and culture.

Presenter: Ava Fatah gen Schieck, Lecturer, The Bartlett, UCL Ava Fatah gen Schieck is an architect, researcher and educator (MSc Adaptive Architecture and Computation, UCL). Her interests lie in Architecture and Interaction Design. She investigates the intersection of interaction design, pervasive media technologies, and architecture through using intervention and urban play and explores the design, and implementation of location-based mediated experiences, (situated and networked), in the real world setting. Currently she leads ‘Screens in the Wild' in collaboration with Mixed Reality Lab in Nottingham (<>).


Modelling the city

An introduction to some of the critical factors for long term sustainability of cities, and an exploration of the ideas and solutions.

Presenter: Duncan Ray, City Specialist

Duncan Ray has a mathematics background, and leads strategy and implementation work in organisations and industries to capitalise on technology change, whether that be the media, telecoms, corporate or government. He is currently the Town Centre Manager of Shoreditch and Head of Economic Development for the Creative/Tech Industry in Hackney.

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