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Workshop Schedule

Friday April 28, 2023

Time Contents
Welcome & opening remarks
  • Andrea Hamm, Yuya Shibuya and Teresa Cerratto Pargman (pdf)
Position statements
(organizers present their perspectives on failure and discontinuation of civic tech)
  • Christoph Bieber (pdf)
  • Christoph Raetzsch (pdf)
  • Ben Schouten and Gwen Klerks (pdf)
10:40 Coffee break
Sharing circle: Your "failure" story
  1. Rainer Rehak (profile website)
    Ten Years of Failed Civic Tech in Germany (pdf)
  2. Mennatullah Hendawy (profile website)
    Discontinued Civic Tech in Post Revolution Contexts (pdf)
  3. Dan Richardson (profile website)
    Failed yet successful: OurPlace and Digital Civics (pdf)
  4. Emilia Knabe
    Accessibility of Digital Applications in Participation Processes in an Urban Context (pdf)
  5. Franzisca Maas (profile website; twitter;
    Lingering at the Brink of Failure
  6. Ian G Johnson (profile website)
    Re-Evaluating the Values and Purpose of Civic Tech (pdf)
  7. Jochen Meyer (profile website) and Wilko Heuten
    Failures in Technology-Based Public Health Interventions (pdf)
  8. Joseph Hutchinson (profile website)
    Failure is the Goal (video)
  9. Nobuyuki Shirakawa
    The Gains and Losses of Civic Tech Differences and Conflicts between Civic Tech Failures and Public Policy Failures (pdf)
  10. Sebastian Meier (profile website), Benjamin Seibel (website), and Ingo Hinterding (website)
    Prototypes – A Misunderstood Opportunity Iterative Design of Digital Government Services (pdf)
  11. Shun Shiramatsu
    Considering Recycle Process of Discontinued Civic Tech Projects (pdf)
Lunch break
14:00 Group exercise 1: On the questions/issues from the failure stories
15:00 Presentation of findings of Group discussion 1
15:30 Coffe Break
15:45 Group exercise 2: How success or learning or competencies came out of the civic tech project. How could failure become success?
16:45 Presentation of results and discussion
17:15 Farewell, outlook & closing remark
  • Family Photo
17:30 End of the workshop and get together

[1] Exercises may be organized in smaller thematic groups, in this case, participants are divided into groups based on their submitted “failure” stories, e.g., regarding stakeholders, goals, funding, and evaluation criteria. According to the participants’ plans to participate in person or online, we may move some groups to the virtual space.

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