My Streetscape Photovoice Exhibit
Join us for the Opening Night of the My Streetscape Photovoice Exhibit, an event organized by The Trust Collaboratory at Columbia University in collaboration with the Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3), exploring the intersection of urban technology and trust.
The exhibit will explore questions regarding the proper balance between security, privacy, and trust as new technologies are introduced in Harlem and other communities, such as wireless and optical communications, edge and cloud computing, situational awareness systems, and other technological solutions. The Opening Night is the culmination of the My Streetscape Summer School, a six-week-long program for local high school students to help them foster critical thinking and productive dialogue on how urban technology could be implemented in ways that elicit trust, safeguard privacy, and serve the needs of the local community.
Photovoice is a participatory action-research method that empowers communities through visual techniques, such as photography or video, and narrative accounts to explore the lived conditions of a community. In this context, our focus will be on the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem and the promises and challenges of introducing urban technology in CS3’s testbed.
The Opening Night is open to members of the public, local non-profits, industry partners, technology experts, scholars, and NYC residents, to explore the exhibit’s themes and issues. Join us!
The exhibition will be free and open to the public. Drinks and appetizers will be provided during the Opening Night on September 27, 2023. Gates will open at 5 PM.
Join us for a transformative opportunity to engage in a dialogue about the future of urban technology and learn more about how to participate in the My Streetscape Summer School in the future.
More information about the My Streetscape program can be found here.
Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3)