Smart(ening up the modern) home

Project Details


SMARTUP will identify societal and conceptual challenges posed by intensification of digitalization in the home and offer practical and theoretical ways to solve them. We investigate how home has been transformed by digitalization, and with what consequences in relation to 1) the understanding of (smart) home, 2) the ways (smart) home as a dwelling has come to be imagined, planned and designed, and 3) its everyday forms as practiced and experienced. Our trans-European consortium brings together insights from across social sciences, design studies and (post)humanities to produce a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the digital transformations of contemporary homes. In collaboration with practitioners (of smart home design & production), and civic and cultural institutions, SMARTUP will identify the impacts of digital transformation on home and its wider societal and cultural implications, thus closing a gap in knowledge about the consequences of the process of smarteningup of home.
Effective start/end date01/10/202230/09/2025

Collaborative partners

  • Aalto University (lead)
  • Cardiff University (Joint applicant)
  • University of Łódź (Joint applicant)
  • Paderborn University (Joint applicant)
  • Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Joint applicant)
  • Suomen Akatemia
  • University of Göttingen


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