Urban Knights / 2015

The ‘black box’ refers to a system or device whereby the transfer characteristics (the input/output) maybe known or visible but the internal workings & influences upon these characteristics is unknown.

Contemporary cities are increasingly becoming like a black box.

Urban Knights is a programme of events, which provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban governance and city living. The programme brings together people (designers, architects, activists, artists, lawyers, city councillors, researchers, urban planners) who are actively producing alternatives to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions. Through revealing the characteristics, which define urban governance and illustrate new approaches to civic life.  In presenting such works, Urban Knights aims to provoke different ways of experiencing and thinking about how we perceive, live and organise our current and future urban societies.

To date Urban Knights has taken place in Dublin (2013), Berlin (2013, ’14, ’15) and Vienna (2014, ’15) with speakers  from across Europe, US, India and Australia presenting their work and workshops covering topics such as Unpleasant Design, Feral Trade and Internet Politics.

Full programme details: Berlin & Vienna 2015

Urban Knights


Speakers 2015

Caleb Kelly, Zora Schärer Kalkandjiev, Daisuke Ishida, Tatu Rönkkö, Mami Yamasaki, Alona Rodeh, Daniel Augustine, Nils Zurawski, Kate Rich, Seamus Nolan, Yara Pascale Fuessel, Something Fantastic, Fiona Hallinam, Carolina García Cataño

Supported by

Irish Embassy, Berlin and Vienna