Support digital literacy
- Provide training for citizens in digital skills. Recognise the power and skills of civil society and employ Citizen Coaches to train people in their own community.
- Be mindful about digital inequality by providing technical support, alternative and complementary participation methods, and by providing (shared) ICT-devices.
- Engage with critiques of “smart city” narratives and advocate for technological approaches which are publicly accessible and accountable, and do not concentrate power and data in the hands of a few private companies.
- Learn about digital fabrication and FabLabs as a form of empowering community good.
Read about the popular movement in Madrid, pushing for a “non-neo-liberal smart city”, centred around openness, democratic participation and a clear policy that data generated from public services remains publicly owned
FabLab Lisboa serves as a truly inclusive community centre built around the sharing of knowledge and solutions for local production needs, helping to reduce waste and bringing production back into cities