Claudia Mendes


Claudia Mendes studied European Urban Studies (M.A.) at the Universities of Brussels (VUB & ULB), Vienna, Copenhagen and Madrid (Autónoma & Complutense), and has a background in Media and Cultural Studies. She has been working in the field of public participation while following courses at the University of Stuttgart’s departments of Planning and Sociology. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the MCTS and works in the EU Horizon 2020 project “Smarter Together“, where smart city solutions are to be co-designed by experts and citizens.

Research Priorities

  • STS & urban studies
  • participatory urbanism and digitalization
  • markets for collective concerns
  • performativity & activism


European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)  

Conference papers:

Thinking with sensors: Prototyping publics for technical democracy. At Sensor Publics: The Politics of Sensing and Data Infrastructures. 5 April – 7 April 2017. TUM, Munich, Germany.

Co-design of smart city infrastructures - Towards an agenda. At 4S/EASST Conference 2016: Science + technology by other means. 31 August - 4 September 2016. Barcelona, Spain.

Floating collective: A culinary performance. At THE ART OF BEING MANY congress. 27 -28 September 2014. Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany.