[ISEA2015] Introduction: Sub Theme: Social Spaces: Design, Architecture and Cities

Introductory Statement

Our social spaces are the backdrops of everyday experience in contemporary design, urban architectures and cityscapes. We are knit together within the complex framework of our cities, through technological and social networks, patterns of habit and use and by our interactions with objects and people both near to us and half a globe away. Our lives are more entwined than ever, but the networks that hold us together can become fragile. When networks govern both global trade and our relationships with our thermostats, where is the tension between innovation and disruption?