Across the world, everything is changing – the way we live, traditional roles in society, and the way we connect to one another. Recognising this, governments and policy makers are starting to design services with, and not for, people. Increasingly, ordinary citizens begin to see themselves as active agents in shaping their own lives. This global shift is reflected in the rise of the sharing economy and the new ways citizens are accessing and using big and open data. Instead of a world in which things move top down or bottom up, they now move sideways, from people to people, peer to peer.
On 4-6 November, SIX hosted its 8th annual Summer School, in collaboration with the Indian School for Design and Innovation (ISDI) in Mumbai, India. Over the 2.5 days, we explored how India’s emerging civic consciousness is impacting on new thinking on cities, citizens and the networks they weave together with their governments and institutions.
Learn more about our event, including programme and participants, on our SIX Mumbai blog. Photos from the event can be found our Flickr here, with more content outputs found below.