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Caroline Nevejan

Chief Science Officer Amsterdam

Prof. dr. Caroline Nevejan is a researcher and designer who has been involved with the emerging network society and digital culture since the 1980's. Nevejan is professor by special appointment with the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam (2018-2023). Since 2017 she has been appointed Chief Science Officer of the city of Amsterdam.


In 2016 and 2017 Nevejan is a research fellow with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions where she is the principal investigator of the City Rhythm study, which identifies and analyses rhythms in physical neighbourhoods and in the data about these neighbourhoods in 6 cities of the Netherlands (Den Haag, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Zaanstad, Zoetermeer en Helmond). Before Nevejan was associate professor with the Participatory Systems Initiative at Delft University of Technology. Nevejan's interdisciplinary research focuses on witnessed presence as a fundamental communication structure that defines how trust is built or breaks down.

To this end she developed the YUTPA framework, which supports the analyses and design of trust in social, organisational and business contexts. Methodologically Nevejan focuses on artistic research and research though design. From March 2016 to September 2017 Caroline Nevejan is chair of the Centre of Investigative Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she was curator of the Logan symposium in 2014 and 2016. The Logan Symposium aims to build alliances against surveillance, secrecy and censorship and brings together an impressive network of investigative journalists and technological hacktivists.