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Hackathons en ville, innovations pour la ville ?

Abstract : This article studies the relationship between collaborative innovation and urban dynamics through the use, by local communities, of hackathon-type events. Hackathons take place in a context of urban public action transformation under the effect of urban neoliberalism and the dissemination of models of “smart” and “creative” cities. The study of a hackathon (Gare Remix, Lyon, April 2015) through the prism of the notion of “dispositif” makes it possible to highlight what configures the practices of participants and what escapes the frame. Despite significant forms of creativity with regard to the “dispositif” productions resulting from the hackathons do not find their place in the spatial planning. They appear to be out of step, both too tinkered for the "smart" city and too technical for do-it-yourself urban planning, or tactical urbanism, which cities today claim. The article shows that the scope of hackathons is ultimately located at other levels: that of urban public action processes and its governance, that of private actors in a logic of recovery, that of participants who find in hackathons of empowering resources (training, networking, etc.).
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Flavie Ferchaud. Hackathons en ville, innovations pour la ville ?. Approches Théoriques en Information-Communication (ATIC), 2021, N° 2 (1), pp.85-107. ⟨10.3917/atic.002.0085⟩. ⟨hal-03344958⟩



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