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HACK THE CITY - IDEA LAB OPEN CALL

Call Opens: Wednesday 11th April
Call Closes: Tuesday 8th May

As part of Science Gallery’s HACK THE CITY exhibition and festival we will be running a 10-day: IDEA LAB between 14-23 June 2012 in partnership with Dublin City Council and IBM.

The HACK THE CITY: IDEA LAB will focus on rapidly developing products and services that address current and future city needs.

ABOUT HACK THE CITY

HACK THE CITY is Science Gallery’s 2012 flagship exhibition and festival. The goal of the programme is to rethink our cities from the ground up through the spirit and philosophy of the hacker ethos - to bend, mash-up, tweak and cannibalise our city systems, to create possibilities, illustrate visionary thinking and demonstrate real-world examples for sustainable urban futures. HACK THE CITY draws on Dublin city’s history of innovation by transforming the city itself into a nimble “playground” and live urban hack lab.

The exhibition and programme focuses on hacking for good. Through the modification and repurposing of existing resources, our aim is to explore alternatives, which purposefully challenge existing hierarchies and consider tools for public good and social wellbeing. 

IDEA LAB OPEN CALL
Calling all programme designers, hackers, makers, doers, data nerds, content experts, artists, citizen scientists, tech geeks, activists, edgy engineers and DIY urban planners...

  • Have you got the beginnings of idea that could benefit your city?
  • Are you interested in setting up your own social or commercial enterprise?
  • Do you think you have the solution to improving how our city infrastructures flow?

As part of the HACK THE CITY exhibition and festival we will be running a 10-day: IDEA LAB between 14-23 June 2012.

The HACK THE CITY: IDEA LAB will focus on rapidly developing products and services that address current and future city needs.

Specifically we are calling for proposals for solutions that address:

  • Dereliction  
  • Crowd Sourcing Public Data 
  • Safety & Wellbeing 
  • Open Data Transport Services.

WHO CAN APPLY?

National and international teams who have emerging ideas and solutions, which address the above sector areas – dereliction, crowd sourcing public data, safety and wellbeing and open data transport services can apply. Ideas can be at incubation and prototype stage but they must still require further development and benefit from involvement in the lab.

We encourage small teams of 2-3 people with a mixed skill set (e.g., programmer, designer, content expert) to apply.  

Travel to Dublin and accommodation during the Idea Lab will be provided. Teams will be hosted in Dublin and provided with a team stipend of max €1500 to work on their ideas.  This stipend will cover fees; day-to-day living expenses and core materials needed while developing the idea in Dublin.

HACK THE CITY curator Teresa Dillon in partnership with the workshop group Platoniq, will direct the lab.

HOW DO I APPLY? 

Follow the link http://www.sciencegallery.com/idea-lab-open-call. Please note to apply you need to register with Science Gallery, you will find instructions on how to do this on the above page. 

Please feel free to forward this e-mail and link to other forums and individuals and do please contact us at teresa.dillon@sciencegallery.com.
  
The Science Gallery team.
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