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This event occurred on
September 20, 2013
2:00pm - 8:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
United Kingdom

In an increasingly urban and mobile culture, the notion of a smart city has come to the fore in recent years. This narrative has largely been about optimisation and efficiency – a hybrid of concrete and code infrastructure, built by large corporations and sold to city councils to manage resources; A presumption that cities are currently ‘dumb’…

There is however a parallel countercultural and disruptive notion of the Networked Citizen – people, places and projects which seek to challenge orthodoxy and almost subvert traditional power structures.

At TEDxCity2.0, we’ll showcase a range of speakers who are using art, food, wellbeing, housing, play, politics and public space to create serendipity, joy and resilience in our communities…

Beeston Road
Leeds, LS11 6AD
United Kingdom
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Shane Mitchell

Shane Mitchell is global program manager for Cisco's Urban Innovation Practice

Erinma Ochu

Exploring and experimenting how citizen science and interactive storytelling might contribute to biomedical research challenges.

Emma Bearman

Emma is the Chief of Play at Cultivate, developing and producing creative projects and helping clients to develop relationships and communities.

Paul Chatterton

Paul is one of the founders of LILAC Leeds, a member-led eco-housing neighbourhood right in the heart of inner city Leeds, affordable and built to the highest ecological standards with social interaction between its residents at its heart.

Steve Manthorp

Steve is an artist, curator and an innovator in digital practice.

Shanaz Gulzar

Shanaz is a digital and installation artist and stage designer, working across disciplines to make innovative and challenging interventions.

Organizing team


Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Rebecca Milnes
    Event Management
  • Paul Connell
    Curation & Host