Ginette Verstraete, Citizen Participation in the Smart City: A Critical Approach
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Ginette Verstraete is Professor of Comparative Arts and Media at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to that she held the Simone de Beauvoir Chair in Contemporary Intellectual History at the University of Amsterdam. She also taught at the University of Maastricht, and was visiting researcher and Professor at various other universities, among which UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, New York University and Open University (GB). Verstraete teaches cultural and media theory and has published books and articles on several topics related to mobility, space, and globalization in art, culture and media. Her recent research addresses the activist discourses in the cultural sector, especially the roles that artists and designers play in the urban Do-It-Yourself democracy.