Bridging resources and agencies in large-scale emergency management

The Bridge project, funded with 13 Mio Euro under the EU FP7 Security Theme, is one amongst several international efforts to support professionals and volunteers in mobilising information and resources for disaster response. Coordinated by SINTEF Norway, it brings together 14 academic and industrial organisations, including software developers (Saab, Thales), practitioners (Rakos Norway), and social scientists. Taking an ethnographically informed, iterative and experimental user-centred design approach, the team will develop socio-technical systems for multi-agency, cross-border disaster response that push the state of the art in information technology (IT) and professional and public practice. Fieldwork and experimental design scenarios focus on multi-modal transport hubs such as the Madrid subway and the Øresund bridge between Copenhagen (airport) and the Swedish city of Malmö.

Project Team

BüscherBüscher Monika Büscher Sociology / Anthropology / Cultural studies of mobilities, Technology (futures), Video Ethnography and Design, Ethnomethodological studies


Public Space & Security

Mapped, tracked interrogated?

Monika is visiting fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Bielefeld, Germany, studying interconnections between (professional) practices of 'communicating disasters' and mobile living in public spaces. How are transformations of privacy enacted at...Read full update

ECSCW 2011 Collective Intelligence - CfP

Discuss design for collective intelligence at ECSCW 2011

There are potentially rich synergies between socio-technical innovation in collective intelligence, mobilities research and Computer Supported Cooperative Work IT Design. ...Read full update