CCTV sousveillance in operation from Paula Kassenaar on Vimeo. � As part of an intervention, this ‘political artifact’ was made and tested in public space.
Surveillance in urban nightscapes
The socio-spatial effects of video-surveillance in urban nightlife districts
The examination of the whole surveillance network – visitors, CCTV technologies, surveillors, public authorities and entrepreneurs – and its effects on the production of public spaces in urban nightlife districts.
Elaboration of a interdisciplinary theoretical framework. A mixed-methods approach (ethnographs, interviews, discourse analysis, questionnaires, participatory workshops) will be employed to examine the practices, emotions and thoughts of various groups in nightscapes in three Dutch cities.
Generate recommendations about how video-surveillance can be (re)configured to maximize its potential to produce socially inclusive and heterogeneous nightscapes.