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UrBio International Seminar: Participatory Mobile Biosensing. A Tool for Urban Designers.

UrBio International Seminar: Participatory Mobile Biosensing. A Tool for Urban Designers.

07.09.2023 | 09h00 - 13h00
Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa

This international seminar gathers urban scholars from Portugal, Brazil, Poland and the United Kingdom to discuss the application of biosensing techniques in participatory urban planning and design.

Drawing on research conducted by the project UrBio - Making Urban Planning and Design Smarter with Participatory Mobile Biosensing, we tackle the main questions regarding the use of biosensors in urban research and design:

  • How can biosensors improve our understanding of the emotions that the city elicits? 
  • To what extent are urban dwellers capable of using their own biodata to communicate the urban experience?
  • Can biosensing enhance participatory methods in urban research and design?
  • What does a city that is designed by and for our emotions look like?

Project UrBio is funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia under grant no. EXPL/GES-URB/0273/2021.

Free entrance. No registration is required.


09h00 – Opening Session

09h15 – Exploratory International Fieldwork
Research on thermal comfort and shading practices in Cuiabá
Marcia Alves Soares da Silva, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso

Teaching biosensing methods to geography and planning students
Dorota Mantey, University of Warsaw

11h00 – Introducing Participatory Mobile Biosensing
Daniel Paiva, CEG/IGOT-ULisboa

11h30 – Towards Smarter Urban Planning and Design
Affective mapping and scenarios for urban emotions
Daniel Paiva, Eduardo Brito-Henriques & Inês Boavida-Portugal, CEG/IGOT-ULisboa

Down memory lane: Eliciting affective geographies and sites of memory
Ana Gonçalves, Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril

Discussant: Tess Osborne, Leicester University

13h00 – Closing Session