„The (Post-)Digital City: Media, Technology and Architecture“

DIGISTA Final Conference 

17th & 18th February 2022


Thursday, 17th February 2022

The conference will be held online. The times are given in UTC+1


13:00 – 13:10 | Welcome


13:10 – 14:40 | Panel 1: Talking the city into existence

Panel chair: Paula Nitschke (Augsburg University)


Ulrike Röttger & Lennart Rettler (University of Münster) |

Cornerstones of the digital city? Consideration of local subreddits of major German cities


Laura Visan (University of Toronto Scarborough) |

Cluj – Napoca as a smart city: A discourse analysis


Helena Atteneder (University Tübingen), Christine Lohmeier (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg)|

Creating an “authentic” sense of place. Analysing narratives of the „Andräviertel“ in Salzburg – between insider’s tip and commercial tourist attraction


14:40 – 15:00 | Break


15:00 – 16:30 | Panel 2: Designing and coding the city

Panel Chair: Peter Gentzel (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)


Linda Siegel (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg) |

Who codes for whom? Social values and user imaginations of techworkers in the software sector of public transport companies 


Annelien Smets (imec-SMIT/University of Brussel) |

Cities of curiosity: Designing for serendipity in the smart city


Marija Marić (University of Luxembourg) |

Fractional ownership. Bricks, blocks and (block)chains


16:30 – 16:45 | Break


16:45 – 17:25 | Panel 3: Bodies and data in the city 

Panel chair: Jeffrey Wimmer (Augsburg University)


Presentation and film screening:

Debra Mackinnon (University of Windsor), Sava Saheli Singh (University of Ottawa) |

Paper presentation: Vulnerable bodies: Relations of visibility In the speculative smart city 

Film screening and discussion: “Frames” – The film is part of the screening surveillance project


18:00 – 19:00 | Online dinner

Friday, 18th February 2022

Time: UTC+1 


10:00 – 11:30 | Panel 4: Experiencing the city

Panel chair: Jeffrey Wimmer (Augsburg University)


Eric Lettkemann, Ingo Schuelz-Schaeffer (TU Berlin) |

Locative Media: New spatial realities between conflict and coexistence


Tabea Bork-Hüffer, Katja Kaufmann, Veit Badde, Magnus Bremer, Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes, Andreas Kollert, Jacqueline Kowalski, Jan Misera, Johannes Melchert, Martin Rutzinger (DigitAS research project) |

Understanding the effects of mobile social media and augmentation on the affective-emotional experience of parks in the (post-)digital city


Christine Lohmeier, Lisa Schulze (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg) |

Where do we go from here? – Using Google Maps 


11:30 – 11:45 | Break


11:45 – 12:45 | Panel 5: Building the city

Panel chair: Alina Wandelt (Leipzig University)


Nadia Alaily-Mattar, Diane Arvanitakis, Hanna Krohberger, Lukas Legner, Alain Thierstein (TU Munich) |

The performance of exceptional public buildings on social media -The case of Depot Boijmans


Philipp Reinfeld (TU Braunschweig) |

Agora Virtuell: Kollektives Entwerfen von Diskursräumen in Virtual Reality 

(The presentation will be given in German)


12:45 – 13:00 | Break


13:00 – 14:30 | ECREA-Panel: Researching the city

(Trans)forming the (post-)digital city: Current issues, future visions |

Panel chair: Tetyana Lokot (Dublin City University)


Scott Rodgers, Birkbeck (University of London)

Marcos Dias (Dublin City University)

Lou Brandner (University of Cagliari / Sapienza Università di Roma)

Stefania Parisi (Sapienza Università di Roma) 


End of the conference



If you would like to join the online-conference write a short notice to paula.nitschke [at] We will then provide you with the access-link (we are using zoom and wonder) and additional info on the program.