See Week of Inspiration 2019

Designing a Constitution for the 21st Century

Constitutions of states are often centuries old and have hardly been updated. The aim of this event is to design a constitution from scratch. Thereby taking into account what we have learned from the past, but also new technological developments. What will be the role of technical experts next to politicians? Do we need a parliament or can we control decision-makers by using apps? How do we guarantee citizen’s values when technology allows governments and businesses to know a lot about us? Are rights and duties for human beings only, or also for robots or even algorithms?

Prof. dr. Wim Voermans (University of Leiden) is a leading expert in questions of constitutional law. Other speakers to be announced via:www.utwente.nl/weekofinspiration. Your creative input is crucial!

Academic coordinators: Prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek & prof. dr. Ramses A. Wessel

Friday 22 November, 14.00-16.30 hours

Design Lab