The productive capacity of smartness: reconsidering the smart city project

Yorky Mencia Garcia

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project offers a critical account of the productive character of the notion of smartness. It looks at two cases, the smart city project and the use of an app for educational purposes in a language school. While they both entail the notion of smartness they differ in their use and conception of ICTs. The case study of the implementation of ICTs in practice is used to contest the notion of smartness of the smart city project. The complex use of ICTs found in the ethnographic study at the school, makes it difficult to sustain the technological determinism of the smart city project.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato14 dec. 2013
VejledereLouise Munkholm


  • smart city, smartness, ICTs, translation, inscription and de-scription,