Smart City Lab - Call for Applications

The Smart City Lab will bring together London based artists and creative businesses for a week long intensive lab exploring smart technologies and their creative application, and will take place Mon 4 – Sat 9 March 2013 in Lewisham, London.

The overall aim of the lab is to encourage peer to peer exchange, technical development and a broader understanding of emerging uses of smart technologies. This will include guest speakers, in-depth workshops and show and tell sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to present their current concerns and projects, while engaging with other arts and media professionals in developing new lines of thinking.

All participants will have production time during the lab to experiment with pilot projects in a supported environment. The Smart City Lab is suitable for artists, designers, technologists, business start-ups and everything in between. We imagine that the selected lab participants and facilitators will range across a diverse skill set, in order to catalyse knowledge exchange.

In terms of thematics, the lab will explore the ‘internet of things’, locative media and the city as an intelligent yet aberrant place. On a practical level this will include work with hardware and software sensors and exploration of data driven sensing networks.

The lab is organised by Close and Remote, and will be led by Simon Poulter. Simon has developed a national profile working in digital media. His early lab work was developed at Dartington College, prior to two national touring projects working with artists in the UK and internationally. Simon developed the LabCulture strand as co-founder of PVA MediaLab. He has subsequently developed lab projects with MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham, CCA (Glasgow) and Metal. He is currently developing programme for Metal and FACT.

More information and online application form at the Close and Remote website.

Deadline for applications: Fri 15 February 2013.

The lab is free and food and drink will be provided.

Smart City Lab is funded by Lewisham Borough Council and Arts Council England.
Smart City Lab


What: Smart City Lab - Call for Applications
Where: Lewisham, London
When: Mon 4 – Sat 9 Mar 2013
Further Details:
-Visit the Close and Remote website
Deadline: Fri 15 Feb 2013