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Hackable City Workshop

  • Construction Junction / Project RE 214 North Lexington Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15208 United States (map)

Please join us and participate in the HACKABLE CITY WORKSHOP


Everyone is welcome

Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided by SoA. The bus will leave from the front of Margaret Morrison Hall (MMCH) at 10:45AM

Parking: If you plan to drive to the event please park on surface streets around Construction Junction (Thomas, Meade, or Lexington). Do not park in Construction Junction’s retail lot.   

Food: will be provided for participants.


The HACKABLE CITY is predicated on coalitions of individuals and community organizations having an increasingly large role in city making. The workshop will explore how citizen led effort can organize material, energy, and capital on a district scale, facilitated by new technology. Using a design toolkit presented by Matthijs Bouw and ONE Urbanism, teams will collectively explore the role of decentralized systems, local capacity, and local capital in a transition toward a resilient economy.

Two consecutive Mahjong sessions will be utilized to explore 1) Economic Resiliency by Design, and 2)  Creating Agency by Design. In the first, the primary theme focuses on adapting the tools and themes of resiliency (normally focused on flood protection and mitigation) to economics and entrepreneurship. In the second, rethinking the processes of design and development to empower grass roots and individual actions to reshape cities. 

This is a hands on interactive event – Come prepared to participate and have impact.

Earlier Event: October 28
Lecture Series: Matthijs Bouw