Designing Rhythms for Social Resilience (DRSR)


In this research, we contribute to the humanities by an analysis of how people process their life experiences within cities, and also by examining how these experiences are increasingly being documented within urban data centers. We will develop a methodology that integrates digital data and visual and physical rhythm analysis for enabling new design interventions in neighborhoods. These new designs enhance shared culture thereby increasing social resilience. There are five major objectives of the work. We develop a framing for rhythm design by improving the understanding what constitutes and generates rhythm (1). The research will explore statistical methodologies for discovering the rhythms of cities within large datasets (2). The project will develop methods for bringing together different people (residents, neighborhood professionals, the police, civil servants, designers, artists, creative industries) around rhythm analyses and design. By making models and visualizations that trigger dialogue and deliberation, in collaboration with creative industries, co-creation between the different stakeholders in a neighborhood is supported (3). The project will create a policy framework for the use of rhythm analyses and interventions in neighborhoods (4). For the research a special online research platform is developed in which the different stakeholders participate (5). Results of the research contribute to the increased collaboration between residents, researchers, civil servants and artists/designers/creative industries for inducing shared culture to enhance social resilience in neighborhoods.





Prof. dr. C.I.M. Nevejan

Verbonden aan

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)


Ir. D. Ozagac, P. Sefkatli


01/07/2018 tot 01/01/2022