Contributive City:

Making Sense

Empowering citizens through personal digital manufacturing,
co-designing and deploying of environmental sensors

Our mission

Making Sense is a project that will run for two years between 2015 and 2017. We aim to explore how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be effectively used by local communities to fabricate their own sensing tools, make sense of their environments and address pressing environmental problems in air, water, soil and sound pollution.

How we're doing this

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Open source technologies that gather environmental data
With communities across Europe, we will be co-creating sensors & devices that use the Smart Citizen platform to capture environmental data.

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Enabling and designing platforms for collective sensemaking
We'll be testing tools and methodologies for making sense of data in pilots in Amsterdam, Barcelona & Prishtina, and raising awareness of social and environmental issues.

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Moving on a trajectory from awareness to positive change.
With the pilot learnings we will develop the Making Sense toolkit, a manual to organise citizen sensing campaigns for positive social change.

These are the Making Sense partners

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