How can we harness technology to raise questions and kick-start conversation about the personal impact of smart cities?
Is the city of the future a city for our next generation? All too often, young people are excluded from decisions about the future, even though they’re the ones who will have to live longest with the consequences of those decisions. Without participation, young people can often feel disenfranchised by decisions made by government officials and top-down policies.
In SUPERGESTURES, artist Ling Tan explores this tension by looking at the impact of technology, policy-making and its relationship with citizens through the lens of young people living in Manchester. Through workshops, wearable technology and a site-specific outdoor live performance, SUPERGESTURES presents young people’s personal stories concerning freedom, pride, technology and ownership of the city.