Hack the city
While a solution to these problems requires a variety of measures, we see in our work that project-based, co-operative procedures and dialogues are the ideal way to generate and use local knowledge, which is inevitable for the research and design of the sustainable cities we want to live in. The philosophy of "hacking the city" acknowledges that creating a better world does not always require to reinvent the wheel, but to use existing tools in a different manner. In this manner, we relate also to the exploration of the role of the expert. Citizens themselves can become city makers and thus participate in procedures to create better, healthier, socially responsible and sustainable metropolitan zones; and we want to serve as the instrument for them to do so.