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Saturday, June 17 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
City Government and Civic Media

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In this session we will explore and question the role of city government in supporting community-based media. Members of the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and local counterparts will discuss the role of government in designing new experiences in public schools; creating civic discourse technologies and supporting public protests; and creating urban experiences centered around care, empathy, and justice.


Sabrina Dorsainvil

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Sabrina is fascinated by people: the way they move, speak, touch, interact and experience environments, objects, and each other. From playful drawings to impactful civic design processes, Sabrina’s work aims to improve the lives of the people around her. She’s worked with numerous... Read More →

Jessica McInchak

Detroit Digital Justice Coalition
Jessica is a member of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition and previously worked as a Data Justice Policy Analyst with the Detroit Community Technology Project, where she helped to assemble the Recommendations for Equitable Open Data report. She currently works as a web developer... Read More →

Susan Nguyen

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Susan Nguyen is the chief of staff for the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. She develops new methods to deliver thoughtful experiences and services to residents and visitors of Boston. She previously led engagement projects such as Snowstats and Block Quotes. Her background... Read More →
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Stephen Walter

Program Director, Boston Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Stephen Walter researches and designs civic media. As a program director in the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, he helps experiment with civic engagement, storytelling, third spaces, and civic technology. He was the founding managing director of the Engagement Lab... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 125