The concept of citizenship has traditionally been associated with privilege and the rules defined by nation-states. However, the increasing integration of digital technology calls for a reconsideration of the concept of citizenship as a system of relations rather than a static condition. The assemblage theory offers a way to understand citizenship as a dynamic, temporal, and spatial concept involving continuous transformation and networks of interdependent relationships. This shift from a fixed understanding of belonging to a more fluid and dynamic concept requires a reevaluation of the role of non-human actors and the importance of multiple, shifting narratives of time. Emerging digital technologies are enabling new forms of citizenship that are no longer tied to territorial jurisdictions, but instead are based on participation in distributed virtual communities. The development of decentralised technologies such as blockchain offers the potential for creating new institutions that enable a more agile and rapid recodification of citizenship status. However, the decentralisation of citizenship also raises concerns about the potential for centralised control and the need to protect decentralised activities. A key challenge is to imagine a strategy that can combine centralisation and decentralisation in a way that enables new forms of citizenship based on belonging to extraterritorial, distributed, and decentralised values and affinities.

Assemblages/Decentralised / Cattabriga, Andrea. - ELETTRONICO. - (2023), pp. 123-126. [10.1007/978-3-031-36667-3]

Assemblages/Decentralised

Cattabriga, Andrea
2023

Abstract

The concept of citizenship has traditionally been associated with privilege and the rules defined by nation-states. However, the increasing integration of digital technology calls for a reconsideration of the concept of citizenship as a system of relations rather than a static condition. The assemblage theory offers a way to understand citizenship as a dynamic, temporal, and spatial concept involving continuous transformation and networks of interdependent relationships. This shift from a fixed understanding of belonging to a more fluid and dynamic concept requires a reevaluation of the role of non-human actors and the importance of multiple, shifting narratives of time. Emerging digital technologies are enabling new forms of citizenship that are no longer tied to territorial jurisdictions, but instead are based on participation in distributed virtual communities. The development of decentralised technologies such as blockchain offers the potential for creating new institutions that enable a more agile and rapid recodification of citizenship status. However, the decentralisation of citizenship also raises concerns about the potential for centralised control and the need to protect decentralised activities. A key challenge is to imagine a strategy that can combine centralisation and decentralisation in a way that enables new forms of citizenship based on belonging to extraterritorial, distributed, and decentralised values and affinities.
2023
TEMPORARY: Citizenship, Architecture and City
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Assemblages/Decentralised / Cattabriga, Andrea. - ELETTRONICO. - (2023), pp. 123-126. [10.1007/978-3-031-36667-3]
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