Grant / January 2020

Citizen Advocacy in a Connected World

As connected city initiatives become increasingly common, the potential benefits, such as increased efficiency and improved security, come with significant potential harms, including privacy and security vulnerabilities, as well as the danger of exacerbating socioeconomic disparity. To bring awareness to these issues and encourage community-based discussion, the team plans to create a physical and transportable educational installation that will encourage community and advocacy organizations, governments, and citizen stakeholders to engage critically in the development of smart communities.