Mayo Nissen

Design, etc

Systems/Layers Walkshop, Copenhagen

Systems/Layers: CPH was a walkshop held in two parts, exploring networked urbanism, which took place on the 17th June 2010. Below is the original description, and I later wrote up some observations on my blog.


The first section will be dedicated to a slow and considered walk through a reasonably dense and built-up section of the city, looking for evidence of the networked digital in the physical urban environment, and vice versa.

Participants are asked to pay particular attention to:

  • Places where information is being collected by the network.
  • Places where networked information is being displayed.
  • Places where networked information is being acted upon, either by people directly, or by physical systems that affect the choices people have available to them.

After about 90 minutes of walking, we will gather at a convenient "command post" with food and/or drink to map, review and discuss the things we've encountered.

You'll want to bring weather-appropriate clothing, good comfortable shoes, and a camera. We'll provide maps of the area through which we'll be walking.


This walkshop is brought to you by Mayo Nissen, Ulrik Hogrebe, and Jesper Svenning, of CIID. We are hugely thankful for the encouragement and support from Adam Greenfield and Nurri Kim of Do Projects, who developed this walkshop. Previously, Adam has run these walkshops and discussions himself, so it's a bit of an experiment to see if we can do it inspired by and based on his plans, but with our own perspectives. Let's see how it goes.


Space is limited. To register, email me at - we'll reply to confirm and with details on where to meet. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Participation will be free, but donations for beer are welcome.

inspired and supported by Do Projects.