IDEAS CITY: StreetFest

May 4, 2013 | Artists, architects, poets, technologists, historians, community activists, entrepreneurs, and ecologists share their ideas of Untapped Capital and invite participants to actively shape their city.

IDEAS CITY: Workshops

May 3, 2013 | A diverse lineup of workshops that explore Untapped Capital, such as how to rethink unused spaces in the city, how artists can provide vital consultation for commercial development, and how to build bicycle generators.

IDEAS CITY: The City and Untapped Capital

May 2, 2013 | A panel of current and former mayors will discuss their utilization of Untapped Capital while also considering the context of their cities within a larger national and international framework. With Mayors Manuel Diaz, Christophe Girard, Jim Gray, Bill Purcell, and Will Wynn; moderated by Kurt Andersen.


May 2, 2013 | Mentors and innovators discuss the incredible capacity of today’s youth as innovators for change. A panel discussion with Naomi Hirabayashi, Barry McGee, Carlos Motta, and Ellin O’Leary; moderated by Dennis Scholl.


May 2, 2013 | How can play and gaming assist us in reimagining and cocreating urban environments, foster deeper engagement, propel education, and provide solutions to urban problems? A panel discussion with Kemi Ilesanmi, Charles Renfro, Constance Steinkuehler, and Eric Zimmerman.


May 2, 2013 | What if everything we now define as waste was redefined as Untapped Capital? A panel discussion with Mai Iskander, Lydia Kallipoliti, Max Liboiron, and Samantha MacBride; moderated by Jonathan F.P. Rose.

IDEAS CITY: Ad Hoc Strategies

May 2, 2013 | A panel discussion on the processes, open systems, and tools that shape society by enabling self-organization, platforms of collaboration, and decentralized networks of production. Panelists: Jeffrey Inaba, Emeka Okafor, Thaddeus Pawlowski, Jennifer Wolfe, and J. Meejin Yoon; moderated by Joseph Grima.


May 1, 2013 | The director of the MIT Media Lab will present the keynote address at IDEAS CITY 2013.