BBH2022 Round Table on Digital and Inclusive City

How do we go beyond an inclusive digital city?” is the title of a round table session presented at the Bandung-Belgrade-Havana International Conference in Bandung (Indonesia) on November 09, 2022. It is a group work on digital culture and the city developed by scholars from different institutions and fields from France, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. The work presented multicultural aspects of city thought in its digital forms and inclusive models and conditions.

The International Conference was organized by colleagues from the GRIC research laboratory at Le Havre Normandy University, the National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia, Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung, Universitas Airlangga Surabaya and Universitas Udayana Bali, with the participation of hundreds of scholars from 54 countries, from 07 to November 14, 2022, in Indonesia. It has Patronage Board, Honorary Board and Scientific Board; and three committees: International Organising Committee, National Organising Committee (Indonesia) and Local Organising Committee (Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and Bali).

The authors of the collective round table were Dorien Kartikawangi (1), Nia Sarinastiti (2), Rowena Capulong Reyes (3), Jantima Kheokao (4), Monvadee Siripremruedee (5) Célia Matsunaga (6), Nayara Moreno (7), Virginia Tiradentes (8), and Hadi Saba Ayon (9).

Digital has taken over the city, thanks to its network of infrastructures, dematerialized services (e-administration, e-commerce), and of course, uses that strongly redraw the way of living today. How does the digital culture modify the structure of the city, its space, and its living forms? How to inhabit the physical and digital environments of the city? The city does not have one definition or model. However, it has one common characteristic: gathering people in a specific place with a central authority. In his essay Two linguistic models of the city (Deux modèles linguistiques de la cité), Emile Beneviste (1974) exploits an opposition between the Roman and Greek versions of the city. In Latin, the word “civis” indicates a relationship of reciprocity and interdependence between two individuals or groups. Its correct translation is not “citizen” but “fellow citizen”.
In Greek, the word “polis” defines citizens and citizenship. “Polis” specifies the rules of membership, the rights of participation in the city’s activity, and what results from it: the responsibility and privileges linked to citizenship. The differentiation between the two words, the two models, draws limits between full participation in the city and a confident presence.
What about the citizens and their participation in the digital city? How to include those who do not belong to the city, transformed continuously by digital technology and reshaped in its space, architecture and role? Milad Doueihi wrote about a “new virtual urbanism” (2011) that has become our refuge and the space for our activities. It has its architecture, aesthetics, values, literature and agents. According to him, it constitutes hybrid urbanism inhabited by traces, documents, and fragments but also animated by the voice and the body, by a different temporality, or a new culture. According to Philippe Vidal (2018), digital technology creates territorial differentiation (between spaces) and social differentiation within the same space, for example, within the same city. The city’s digitalization increases the possibilities for making society more inclusive, but the “smart city” generates many obstacles and risks of exclusion for diverse individuals and populations.

The round table, divided into two sessions, questioned how digital technology’s social and cultural uses redefine everyday life’s diverse practices. It brought two topics from Indonesia: the first addresses the need for social participation in sustainable, inclusive cities. It discusses three main interrelated: city and differences, sustainable city, and inclusive city. It talked about how digital technology creates connectivity and transforms services and culture.

The second topic questioned how can business become inclusive in the digital era and highlighted inclusive services design at the heart of a government’s mission that can help tackle complex issues and build trust with customers/citizens more effectively. It talked about inclusiveness, connecting the city with business. In addition, when an innovation mindset is six times higher in the “most-equal” cultures – workplace environments, it helps everyone attain higher positions – compared to the “least-equal”.

Another topic from the Philippines presented Manila as a smart city and discussed the digital social participation of its inhabitants. It talked about the city of Manila on Facebook, showing how users/inhabitants engage with the city and its information. It gave an example using data from October 25 to 31, 2022, showing that Tourism, Culture and Arts are the highest engagements, followed by Disaster and Risk Services. It pointed out that good governance in a digital space is also brought to the fore. It concluded with a C.I.T.Y proposal to achieve the full potential of a highly engaged digital city based on developing Consistency, Inclusivity, Training and Yield.

From Brazil, three presentations evoked the city’s artistic, commercial and educational aspects. The first deals with structuring the Brazilian handicraft management system and comprises diagnosis and strategic planning. One of the several aspects raised in this work is the need to increase the insertion and use of digital technology in the feasibility of formalizing and training artisans and marketing via e-commerce of the artefacts they produce.

The second discusses a unified virtual space for art and crafts exhibitions. It suggests a mobile application where artisans and artists can promote their work and get in touch with customers.

Moreover, as the city in the Amazon region can take the form of villages inhabited by indigenous communities, the third topic seeks to evaluate the process of indigenous Education, considering the use of technological devices. It discusses implementing an indigenous virtual library model that will assist elementary and high school students based on crafts productions of the Munduruku of Bragança indigenous group.
Furthermore, a final presentation from Thailand brought to the debate a special touch: Discussing the city from the point of view of colours and talking about the Thai colour scheme that connotes Thai identity in packaging design for brand communication.

The Bandung-Belgrade-Havana International Conference is a part of the Bandung Spirit Conference Series, community-based conferences organised around the Bandung Spirit Ideals. It is conceived as a shared space based on a common concern on global issues among international scholars, activists of social movements, academic institutions and public services inspired by the Bandung Spirit. It is a collective work to formulate recommendations to be submitted to world political leaders. In addition to sharing academic works, speakers and participants are supposed to participate in elaborating the recommendations.

  • 1) School of Communication, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia.
  • 2) School of Communication, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia.
  • 3) Institute of Arts and Science, Far Eastern University, the Philippines.
  • 4) Department of Communication Arts, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand.
  • 5) Monvadee Siripremruedee
  • 6) Faculty of Communication, University of Brasilia, Brazil.
  • 7) Department of Design, University of Brasilia, Brazil.
  • 8) Department of Design, University of Brasilia, Brazil.
  • 9) UMR 6266 CNRS IDÉES, Le Havre Normandy University, France.
  • Presentations from Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil and Thailand on the digital and inclusive city at the BBH 2022 International Conference in Bandung-Indonesia.
  • In the plenary session of the BBH 2022 International Conference in Bandung: “NEFOS IS BACK!” (BRICS, NAM AND OTHER EMERGING FORCES IN A GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING”.
  • With Beatriz Bissio (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Marina Shilina (the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in Moscow), Azzah Kania Budianto and Sayf Muhammad Alaydrus (Universitas Airlangga in Surabaya and Secretariat of BBH International Conference), Rowena Capulong Reyes (FEU-Manila), Dorien Kartikawangi and Nia Sarinastiti (Atma Jaya-Jakarta)
    Rania Nuralfath (Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung and Secretariat of BBH International Conference).
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Culture numérique et ville inclusive ? Webinaire international à Rio Branco-Acre (Brésil, 2018)

Discours d’ouverture du Webinaire « Culture numérique et ville inclusive », 1ère Rencontre Internationale sur le numérique et la ville, organisé à Uninorte-Acre (Rio Branco, Brésil), le 21 novembre 2018.

-Solange Chalub , Coordinatrice des études supérieures et de Biologie à Uninorte-Acre au Brésil.
-Hadi Saba Ayon, Chercheur CDHET à l’Université Le Havre Normandie en France; E-laboratory on Human Trace Unitwin Complex System Digital Campus UNESCO.

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Solange Chalub. Source : Rose Sabóia.

Bom dia a todos! Bem vindos ao Webinar “Cultura Digital e Cidade Inclusiva” – 1º encontro Internacional sobre o digital e a cidade, realizado pela UNINORTE-Acre, Brasil, em parceria com Instituições da França, Canadá, Itália e Brasil.

Minhas saudações, em nome da diretoria do Centro Universitário UNINORTE ao:

-Dr. Hadi Saba Ayon, idealizador e parceiro na organização do Evento e aos professores/pesquisadores/consultores/diretores internacionais e nacionais:
-Sra. Béatrice Galinon-Mélénec, Université Le Havre Normandie, França;
-Sra. Marie Delaroque, Côté Cours, Le Havre, França;
-Sra. Armony Altinier, Koena, Paris, França;
-Sra. Agnès d’Arripe, Université Catholique de Lille, França;
-Sr. Marcello Vitali-Rosati, Université de Montréal, Canadá;
-Sr. Jean-Pierre Robin, Réseau international sur le processus de production du handicap, Québec, Canada;
-Sra.Maria Fernanda Arentsen, Université de Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, Canadá;
-Sra. Lucia de Anna, Italian University of Sport and Movement “Foro Italico”, Roma, Itália.
-Sra. Salete Maria Chalub Bandeira, Universidade Federal do Acre, Brasil;
-Sr. Armando Borges, Núcleo Estadual de Tecnologia Assistiva (NETA). Servidor público do Estado do Acre/ Brasil;
-Sra. Simone Maria Chalub Bandeira Bezerra, Universidade Federal do Acre, Brasil.
Aos professores Vander Nicácio e Janeo Nascimento, professores da UNINORTE, parceiros na organização deste Evento.

PalestrantesMeus cumprimentos a todos os participantes e à equipe de apoio. Pretendemos, a partir deste Webinar, provocar muitas discussões, reflexões e novas ideias/projetos que venham reforçar a inclusão, a melhoria no modo de vida das pessoas em comunidade.

Queremos ajudar a superar as barreiras que muitas pessoas têm quanto ao melhor uso do digital e, por fim, queremos fortalecer uma rede de pessoas sensíveis a esse tema; queremos aproximar esses pesquisadores e tornar mais conhecidas suas pesquisas, tão importantes para minimizar e ou até mesmo eliminar os obstáculos enfrentados na atualidade frente a esta questão; queremos influenciar outros pesquisadores, professores e estudantes, de forma que possam contribuir para minimizar/eliminar esses problemas.
Excelente evento a todos! Muito obrigada!
Agora, passo a palavra para o Dr. Hadi Saba Ayon, que dará continuidade ao nosso Webinar.


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Hadi Saba Ayon. Source : Rose Sabóia.

Bom dia, Bonjour, Bon matin, Good morning,

Mesdames, Messieurs,

Pourquoi la culture numérique et la ville inclusive ?

Ce projet, le webinaire-qui est le résultat d’une longue tournée/mission d’enseignement et de recherche dans plusieurs États Brésiliens au Acre, à Bahia et à Brasília en 2018-, est issu d’une intiative individuelle qui est devenue collective, et qui s’inspire des travaux de recherche et d’action dans le domaine des « Humanités numériques » et des « Sciences du handicap ».

Ces travaux, en majorité français et franco-canadiens, questionnent l’humain à l’ère du numérique le définissant comme un « Homme-trace » conformément à Béatrice Galinon-Mélénec (2011); questionnent la traçabilité numérique et ses enjeux sociétaux; l’humain et son rapport au non-humain selon Marcello Vitali-Rosati (2018); questionnent l’ « humanisme numérique » selon Milad Doueihi (2010) qui est une culture qui modifie notre rapport au monde. Ces travaux interrogent aussi le handicap compris comme « une variation du développement humain » suivant Patrick Fougeyrollas (2010); les facteurs qui produisent la situation du handicap; les habitudes de vie des personnes ayant des incapacités; et les pratiques de participation sociale dans l’espace urbain.

Ce webinaire se réfère à des contributions/réflexions scientifiques, des colloques et des discussions présentielles et en ligne (sur Twitter, Youtube, des blogs de recherche et d’autres espaces web), notamment ceux de l’Ecole Française sur la Trace, de l’E-laboratory on Human Trace unitwin complex system digital campus à l’UNESCO, des chercheurs québecois à l’Université de Montréal, à l’Université Laval, au Réseau international sur le processus de production du handicap- qui a publié en novembre de cette année sa nouvelle Classification (Modèle de développement humain-Processus de production du handicap-MDH-PPH).

Ce projet se veut un pont entre l’Amérique du Sud et l’Europe et l’Amérique du Nord. Un pont non pas que pour le passage et l’échange de l’information et de la connaisance, mais surtout pour la structuration d’un débat riche et fructueux et d’une construction en réseaux qui prend en compte la dimension mondiale et interdisciplinaire des grands enjeux du numérique et de ses usages inclusifs dans la ville.

Rassemblant des chercheurs de disciplines et horizons divers, mais aussi de différents pays, le webinaire met la pierre angulaire d’une collaboration ambitieuse entre des chercheurs Brésiliens et internationaux, appelant à la traduction des travaux académiques et des publications scientifiques de français en portugais et du portugais en français pour faciliter ces échanges.

Le webinaire se veut aussi comme un prolongement du colloque international « Pour une ville inclusive : innovations et partenariats » organisé par le RIPPH à l’Université Laval au Québec les 8-9 novembre 2016.

Ville inclusive Québec

En connectant la ville à l’ « environnement numérique » (Louise Merzeau), le webinaire présentera des travaux :

    • sur l’accompagemnt des personnes ayant des incapacité psychique en France (avec Béatrice Galinon-Mélénec de l’Université Le Havre Normandie et Marie Delaroque de l’association Côté Cours au Havre en France);
    • sur l’inclusion et l’accessibilité du Web (avec Armony Altinier de Koena pour l’accessibilité numérique au service de l’inclusion des personnes handicapées en France);
    • sur l’usage du numérique par des personnes en situation de handicap (avec Agnès d’Arripe de l’Université Catholique de Lille en France);
    • sur la théorie de l’éditorialisation (avec Marcello Vitali-Rosati de l’Université de Montréal au Canada);
    • sur les représentations sociales du handicap dans le dialogue social (avec Maria Ferananda Arentsen de l’Université de Saint Boniface au Canada);
    • les risques d’exclusion à l’ére du numérique (avec Jean-Pierre Robin du Réseau international sur le processus de production du handicap au Canada);
    • sur la technologie numérique dans l’éducation (avec Lucia de Anna de l’Université de Rome “Foro Italico” en Italie);
    • sur les pratiques inclusives et la formation des enseignants (avec Salete Maria Chalub Bandeira de l’Université Fédérale de l’Acre au Brésil);
    • sur le coaching des fonctionnaires publics ayant une déficience visuelle (avec Armando Borges dos Santos du Service de la téchnologie d’assistance à l’État de l’Acre au Brésil);
  • et finalement sur la technologie numérique dans le contexte des pratiques scolaires (avec Simone Maria Chalub Bandeira Bezerra de l’Université Fédérale de l’Acre au Brésil).

Permettez moi, en parlant du numérique, d’avoir un pensée particulière pour Louise Merzeau, professeure/chercheuse et amie de l’Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, qui est décédée l’an dernier, et qui a marqué par ses travaux la recherche Française et francophone sur le numérique. Ses traces resteront des indices de son reyaunement et des références pour de futur discussions et productions.

Louise Merzeau

Louise Merzeau

Merci au Centre Universitaire Uninorte-Acre qui acceuille ce webinaire/notre webinaire, et à vous tous pour votre participation.

Comment penser le numérique qui modifie notre rapport à la politique, aux choses, à nous-mêmes et à l’espace ? Comment peut-on définir la ville inclusive pour tous et quelles seraient les mesures à prendre en faveur de la population ayant des incapacités ?

Tant de questions à voir tantôt.

Merci et bon webinaire à vous tous.

Ci-dessous le support de la conférence “Handicap et ville inclusive” organisée à Uninorte-Acre en août 2018:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZFWW09pmjweNPnytdl9aS3LaVsG9CpYQ/view

Cidade inclusiva pelas pessoas com incapacidade?

Palestra incapacidade e cidade inclusiva

Como reduzir o isolamento de pessoas com incapacidade e adaptar/melhorar a qualidade de sua participação social por meio do exercício de seus direitos? Como tornar a cidade um espaço inclusivo?

Palestra “Incapacidade e cidade inclusiva” no dia /15/08/2018, de 19h às 21h, no auditório de Bloco E, na Uninorte-Acre.