Anouk Geenen is a PhD candidate within the Human Centred Design group at the University of Twente. In her doctoral research, Anouk is combining the hands-on approach of design with the theoretical frameworks from philosophy and science and technology studies. Working on the smart city project, she will look at meaningful ways to bring various stakeholders together, to let them reflect upon the smart city technologies and co-create responsible smart city futures.
With a bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a master degree in Theoretical Physics combined with a Science in Society major, Anouk is an interdisciplinary scholar at heart. Her graduation project at the Rathenau Institute focused on the societal impact of the so-called Internet of Energy -where digitization and the energy transition meet. This fueled her interest in socio-technical transitions and the ethical and political questions they pose.
Next to her research, Anouk is co-founder of the Speculative Futures chapter in The Hague and aims to bring futures-thinking to a wider audience.
In the project 'Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities', we aim to bring stakeholders together to collaboratively identify and shape smart city futures, while deliberating the ethical impact of technologies on city life. A collaboration platform will be developed to support meaningful interaction about such socio-technical challenges.
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