Find previous and upcoming seminars and webinars here. The webinars are given in part in Swedish and in part in English. All previous webinars are recorded and can be watched below.
The webinars are for communicating research in progress, to invite the residents of Stockholm, other actors in the city and our broader network into our scientific work and discussions. We hope that the webinars will be intriguing, inspiring and lead to more contacts between researchers and the other actors in public, private and civil sector. We also want people to know about the lab as an arena for exploration and innovation. – Sara Borgström, coordinator Senseable Stockholm Lab
Upcoming webinars – Spring 2021
More information will be published shortly.
Previous webinars – Autumn 2020
Webinar #4: Ethical issues when using AI and urban data
Date: Wednesday 2 December 2020
The use of AI and big data and deploying multipurpose sensing infrastructures in our cities, together with the increase of AI technologies, pose several ethical questions around regarding, for example, the data and privacy realms.
Who owns the data? Who is really benefiting from this? Can we implement a privacy-by-design? One research project of Senseable Stockholm Lab concerns ethical aspects and during the webinar early results will be presented and we will start a discussion around those questions.
Moderator: Lukas Ljungqvist, City of Stockholm Intro: Umberto Fugiglando, MIT Senseable City Lab Presenters: Barbro Fröding, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Ricardo Álvarez, MIT Senseable City Lab
Webinar #3: New urban habits in Stockholm following COVID-19
Date: Friday 20 November 2020
Life in Stockholm has undergone sweeping changes as a result of the pandemic restrictions. We have studied new habits in Stockholm drawing from Twitter data and a public participation survey to see how implemented restrictions have influenced the use of different locations in the city and how this may be related to living conditions.
In this webinar researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and MIT Senseable City Lab will talk about some of the new urban habits in Stockholm following COVID-19.
Moderator: Miriam Nordfors, The City of Stockholm Intro: Umberto Fugiglando, MIT Senseable City Lab
Presenters: Ann Legeby, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Cate Heine, MIT Senseable City Lab
Webinar #2: Stockholm Sensing Platform – mapping urban micro climates collecting hyper-local environmental data
Date: Friday 16 October 2020
Air quality, heat, noise. These are environmental factors that deeply affect the well-being of people living in cities. Yet, they are hyper-local, fast-pace changing phenomena that are hard to snapshot. The Stockholm Sensing Platform explores the use of fleets of custom-designed mobile and low-cost sensors. By doing this, unique characteristics of Stockholm’s microclimates are captured, and provides use cases in the field of environmental monitoring, civic participation and public health.
Intro: Sara Borgström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Moderator: Lukas Ljungqvist, City of Stockholm
Presenters: Simone Mora, MIT Senseable City Lab and Tanay Rastogi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Webinar #1: Meetings, flows and segregation – what different data say about how Stockholm citizens move around and experience the city
Date: Friday 18 September 2020
Through short presentations from the project Urban segregation within Senseable Stockholm Lab, you get insight into exciting research and how new ways to collect, analyze and visualize data show how the city’s spaces are used.
What does Twitter data say about how the city is used? What exchange between neighborhoods can we see? What can we learn about the development of property prices in relation to socio-economic composition? How have our habits and use of the city changed during the corona pandemic?
Moderator: Miriam Nordfors, The City of Stockholm
Presenters: Ann Legeby, KTH. Paolo Santi, MIT Senseable City Lab. Cate Heine, MIT Senseable City Lab. Daniel Koch, KTH. Tom Benson, MIT Senseable City Lab. Oskar Västberg, KTH.