The Future of Living

Living with AI, our nearest neighbour

Date: 19 October - 20 October
Venue:  BOZAR Studio
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

Eszter Dávida is the Hungarian guest speaker of the Future of Living two days symposium taking place at Bozar. The event puts focus on the future of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on our living environment, cities, communities, and culture – a future in which AI will become “our nearest neighbour”. Curated by Jurij Krpan and Pau Waelder and organized by EUNIC Brussels and its partners, this event will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, creatives and artists, who will share their expertise on AI in Europe, addressing topics such as AI and creativity in the arts, and the future of living with AI.

In addition, we will host a hackathon entitled “Hack-à-deux”, on the theme Living with AI, our nearest neighbour. The hackathon is a creative marathon, in which two artists will be paired with three researchers, scientists, engineers or curators to answer a specific challenge dealing with the future of our life with AI in no more than 48 hours. The results of the hackathon will be presented to the public at the end of the symposium during the last panel.

You can take an active part in the symposium on The Future of Living. On the website a friendly AI will invite you to engage in a conversation and submit your personal expectations and fears related to the future of artificial intelligence. Your contribution, alongside the reflections of the experts participating in the two events will serve as a basis for the drafting and dissemination of an open document suggesting guidelines for the development of AI in the European Union.


Eszter Dávida will participate on 20 October in the panel NEAREST NEIGHBOUR: The future of living with AI.

Eszter Dávida will participate on 20 October in the panel NEAREST NEIGHBOUR: The future of living with AI.

Eszter is an urbanist who focuses on the shaping of inclusive and sustainable cities through the lenses of technology and the local communities. She graduated as an architect at Budapest University of Technology and Ecomomics in 2016. Apart from architecture, her areas of interest are activism, community building, methodology research and education. Her biggest challenge is to find working solutions between bottom-up and top-down approaches.

She founded several organizations related to education about contemporary architecture, urban and design questions; she has 15 years of experience in this field. She joined KÉK - Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center in 2007 as a volunteer. Currently she is a member of board and leads Pecha Kucha Night Budapest and the DANUrB+ (Interreg – Danube Urban Brand) program, where she focuses on fostering local communities to participate in urban networks on a regional and international scale.

She also works as an architect on data-driven urban planning projects. During her work as an urbanist she focuses on the contemporary challenges of our cities such as the changing demands of public spaces (15-Minute City model) or the transfer between regular and digitalized solutions within the city structure. In 2021, she was chosen to be part of the New European High Level Roundtable - an independent committee of interdisciplinary experts from Europe.

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