Machine Teaching Commons / Teaching Machine Commons is a one-day symposium and exhibition presenting key outcomes of the project. The event also aims at opening new collaborative pathways with researchers and creative practitioners who have been exploring the promise and perils of site- and community-specific algorithms for governing urban resources and practices of safeguarding autonomy in working with algorithms from different disciplines and perspectives. We will engage in critical discussions and research-based art and design practices across the three areas pertinent to the project.

Exhibition opening

Wednesday, June 19th 2024, 6 pm

CIVIC space at FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Freilager-Platz 1, Basel

The exhibition, co-curated by Jaz Choi, presents key findings and outcomes of the Scaling Material Urban Commons project and puts them into relation with works by Xiaowei Wang, Dark Matter Labs, Superflux, 2050+ Architects, Nightshade and many more.


Thursday, June 20th 2024

AULA, 1st floor at FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Freilager-Platz 1, Basel, and online.

9:00: Arriving

Opening by Helen Pritchard (IXDM Head of Research)

Opening talk by Viktor Bedö

11:00–11:15 Break

Panel round 1 with Rebecca Fiebrink, Jaya Klara Brekke, Oona Morrows; moderated by Viktor Bedö

12:45—14:00: Lunch break

Panel round 2 with Xiaowei Wang, Eunji Kang, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli; moderated by Jaz Choi

Workshop in the exhibition space

Panels will be held in a hybrid format and can be followed online: