dr. M.H. Nagenborg (Michael)

Associate Professor

About Me

I am a Philosopher of Technology who works on the interplay between Cities, Technologies, and Human self-understanding. My current projects are centred around the following topics:

  • Measuring and mapping cities
  • Urban design
  • Urban resilience

I am a co-director of the international Philosophy of the City research group.

I am an associate editor of the Journal of Human-Technology Relations (focus: urban design), a member of the advisory board of the Philosophy of the City journal, and a convener of the Design Research Society's Design Ethics SIG.


Masinde, B. K. , Nagenborg, M. H. , Gevaert, C. M. , Meissner, F. , & Zevenbergen, J. A. (2023). Threat modelling for geo-spatial data in the humanitarian context. Abstract from Digital Geography Research Group Annual Conference 2023, London, United Kingdom.
Benjamin, J. J. (2023). Machine Horizons: Post-Phenomenological AI Studies. [PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555357
Ozkaramanli - Leerkes, D. , Nagenborg, M. H., van Ditmar, D. F., Lehtinen, S., Schwobel-Patel, C., & Ferrarello, L. (2022). Design + Ethics: How is it more than the sum of its parts? In D. Lockton, S. Lenzi, P. Hekkert, A. Oak, J. Sádaba, & P. Lloyd (Eds.), DRS2022: Bilbao (DRS Biennial Conference Series). Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.921
Merodio Gómez, P., Juarez Carrillo, O. J. , Kuffer, M. , Thomson, D. R., Olarte Quiroz, J. L., Villaseñor García, E., Vanhuysse, S. , Abascal, A., Oluoch, I. , Nagenborg, M. , Persello, C., & Brito, P. L. (2021). Earth observations and statistics: Unlocking sociodemographic knowledge through the power of satellite images. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(22), 1-21. Article 12640. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212640
Nagenborg, M., Stone, T., & Vermaas, P. E. (2021). Introduction. In M. Nagenborg, T. Stone, M. González Woge, & P. E. Vermaas (Eds.), Technology and the City: Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies (pp. 1-9). (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology; Vol. 36). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52313-8_1
Nagenborg, M. H., Stone, T. , Gonzalez Woge, M., & Vermaas, P. (Eds.) (2021). Technology and the City: Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies. (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology). Springer.

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I am the programme director of Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Society (MSc PSTS) as well as a member of the management team of the REflection on Science Technology and Society (RESTS) education.

I supervised thesis projects on the following topics for our PSTS master:

  • Uncovering the purpose of the Map: How Geospatial Data Visualisations can influence the responsibility of Governmental Policy- and Decision-Makers towards deprived Urban Areas (Joint Educational Programme with Communication Science)
  • The Citizens’ Strain to See Through Transparency: Exploring Reciprocity as an Alternative in the Smart City of Amsterdam (Joint Education Programme with Public Administration)
  • COVID-19 applications and co-production (Joint Education Programme with Public Administration)

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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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

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