Apart from privacy, the Safe City Malta project raises a number of issues that must be addressed by the Maltese authorities: Who will be storing the data? What will be done with the data? Who will be monitoring the data?
No person is an island. We need to shift our language of ‘individual problems’ to a discourse of social causation and situatedness. Now more than ever, we need to connect each other’s problems to find their root causes and foster opportunities for solidarity.
Sandro Debono talked about the significance of story in curating and of community engagement. I’m hopeful that MUZA will enable a legacy of community engagement through pedestrian access that the University and Is-Suq alike have been unable to realize.