A.J.P. Geenen MSc (Anouk)

About Me

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.


Arts & Humanities
Ethical Reflection
Interest Groups
Research Projects
Earth & Environmental Sciences
River Management
Engineering & Materials Science


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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Matos Castano, J., Morás Jiménez, E., Baibarac-Duignan, C. , Geenen, A. J. P. , & den Haan, R-J. (2023). Harnessing the potential of simulation and speculative games for transdisciplinary collaboration: lessons from experience. In N. Becu (Ed.), Simulation and Gaming for Social and Environmental Transitions: 54th Conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association (54 ed., pp. 602-605). La Rochelle University.
Geenen, A. , Matos Castaño, J. , & van der Voort, M. (2023). The Potential of Smart City Controversies to Foster Civic Engagement, Ethical Reflection and Alternative Imaginaries. In A. Fritzsche, & A. Santa-Maria (Eds.), Rethinking Technology and Engineering: Dialogues Across Disciplines and Geographies (pp. 143-155). (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology; Vol. 45). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25233-4_11
Geenen, A. J. P. (2020). Co-creation of responsible smart city futures. Abstract from Media Architecture Biennale.
Geenen, A. J. P. , Matos Castano, J. , & van der Voort, M. C. (2020). How to anticipate the mediation of values with stakeholders: a designerly approach to techno-moral scenarios. Paper presented at 2nd Philosophy of Human Technology Relations Conference, PHTR 2020, Enschede, Netherlands.

Contact Details

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands