How to make smartness smart?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Smartness" has become a buzzword - from industrial context to the design of individual technologies to larger-scale urban design. "Smart cities" are booming everywhere, "Smart Living" stands for the living of the future. Is it really just about technology-enabled resource efficiency? Or not also about participation, shared economy and democratized decision-making processes? And finally, there is another question: Once our lives are controlled by algorithms, is not smartness patronizing? These and other considerations are the focus of the panel with architect Markus Pernthaler, Christian Kittl (Evolaris) and Jörg Wukonig.


Markus Pernthaler

Artistic director of the Smart City Graz project


Christian Kittl

Managing director of the innovation center evolaris next level GmbH

Joerg Wukonig

Founder of


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