Martijn De Waal

Short biography: 

Martijn de Waal is a senior researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

In 2014 I wrote The City as Interface (Rotterdam: Nai010 Publishers), a book on the relation between digital media and the urban public sphere. Other key articles include Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design (co-authored with Michiel de Lange) and The Ideas and Ideals in Urban Media Theory (published in Foth. et. al. From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen, Cambridge: MIT Press 2012). I am currently working on a new book on The Platform Society, with Jose van Dijck and Thomas Poell.

With Michiel de Lange, in 2007 I founded, an international think tank and research network on New Media and Urban Culture. Over the last few years we have organized a variety of conferences and workshops, in amongst other Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Some of my recent activities and research projects include The Hackable City, a research project on collaborative citymaking in the Network Society, and Design & The City, a four day event I curated on citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city.

Research interests: 

New Media & Public Space, Locative Media, Digital Placemaking, Civic Media, Urban Culture, Platform Society

Institution and contacts:
b.g.m.dewaal [at]