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Urbano Humano is a personal blog of Domenico Di Siena (@urbanohumano).

Domenico Di Siena is an architect, urban planner and researcher;  is founder and director of Urbano Humano Agency, Agency for Innovation and Knowledge Society. His professional activity focuses on Research and Transformation projects related to Urban Innovation, Social Design, Network Thinking and Knowledge Management.

Researching and working on possible synergies of physical networks (public space) and digital networks (Internet) for the Urbanism PhD program of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid where he obtains a DEA degree in 2009.

Experiments and develops hybrid systems to connect architecture and urbanism fields with communication and social media, by new design and management models of urban public space (Shareable City).

Author of the ebook “Sentient City: the City of Knowledge” intellectual synthesis about a new city model based on a technological and social ecosystem where knowledge, collective enterprise and interactions between people and places foster new possibilities by means of a physical-digital hybridization. This text means to analyse in what way this new setting can give the citizens back their role in urban management, according to their own identity, taking advantage of flows and synergies between the physical and digital fields; analyse the processes that would allow anyone at any time to communicate with his neighbors to manage and change his habitat.

Curator and co-director of #OPENmadrid, annual event about Open Design and P2P Urbanism in collaboration with the Rey Juan Carlos University.

In 2004, a few months after his arrival in Madrid joins the Laboratorio Urbano group formed by students of architecture and urban management professionals. With this group explores his interest in civic participation.

In 2005 starts to shape his personal blog where he writes about urbanohumano.org Sentient City, P2P Urbanism, P2P Culture, Social Media, Social Innovation, Open Government and Local Development. According the agency “ebuzzing, this blog is among the twenty most influential architecture blogs in Spanish.

Between 2005 and 2006 UrbanLab Coordinator during the exhibition “Digital Transit” at Medialab Madrid and assists in the development and dissemination of the project Wikimap.

In 2006 he joined the Ecosistema Urbano agency where he experimented with Urban Innovation projects and Social Innovation processes.

In 2007 he co-founded the project Meipi web-tool to build collaborative and interactive maps.

In 2011 leaves Ecosistema Urbano and gives life to SentientID, Research and Development Project on Sentient Identity, and Think Commons initiative, weekly sessions in streaming to reflect and debate on Commons, Social media, Social innovation, Open Government, Local Development and related themes.

Consultant in 2011 for the ConectaDEL program of the Inter-American Development Bank. Employee in ecosistema urbano between 2006 and 2009, then partner until 2011.

In 2013 starts a new work platform, a distributed agency, which takes the name of Urbano Humano Agency.

In the same year he began the project Think Cities, a research project and training on Urban Innovation and Territory Management. Think Cities is a fully open online course, a context in which to find and interact with professionals, researchers and students interested in Urban Management.

He lectured in San Jorge University (Zaragoza, Spain) and Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain). Invited professor in the following centers: Spanish National Research Council (Madrid, Spain), Escuela Superior de Arquitectura (Madrid, Spain), La Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain), Caixa Forum (Madrid & Barcelona, Spain), International University of Andalusia (Seville, Spain) , Cité des sciences et de l’industrie (Paris, France), Triennale (Milan, Italy), Istituto Europeo di Design (Rome, Italy – Madrid, Spain), Universidad Federico II (Naples, Italy), MSA de Münster (Münster, Germany), Gabriele D’Annunzio University (Pescara, Italy), Escuelab (Lima, Peru), Javeriana University (Bogota, Colombia), FENALCO (Bogotá), SIECAN (La Gomera, Spain), C.M.U. Harnando Colón (Seville, Spain).

He has participated as a speaker at numerous events. The latter are: “Smart Cities” organized by Professional association of Architects (Madrid, Spain), seminar “Espacios Sensibles” in Politécnica University (Valencia, Spain), in Design and Architecture Master in ELISAVA (Barcelona, SPain), EQUIciuDAD 2012 (San Sebastian, Spain), BAT 2012 (Bilbao, Spain), Hacking the City Workshop (Seville, Spain), Free Culture Festival (Porto Alegre, Brasil), Visualizar in Medialab Prado (Madrid, Spain) EFIMERAS (Madrid, Spain), Arquiredes (Motriíl, Spain), MACC (Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Blog Event (Seville, Spain), Index Urbis (Rome, Italy), Innosfera (Madrid, Spain), Camon (Alicante, Spain), Huarte (Pamplona, Spain).

He has several publications with international institutions. The latter are:
Open Source Urbanism, in: STUDIO – Architecture and Urbanism Magazine n.1: [from] CRISIS [to], Milano
- Creatividad horizontal. Redes, conectores y plataformas, in: Arquitectura Viva n.145, Colectivos Españoles, Arquitectura Viva, Madrid
- A Sentient Environment for a Subjective Realm, in MONU Magazine, n.16 Rotterdam, Netherlands
- La Ciudad Open Source, in: Glosario de Reciclaje Urbano, ETSAG, Granada
- Hacia un Urbanismo Open Source, in: Revista Numeros Rojos, n.1, Madrid
- Ciudades de Código Abierto. Hacia nuevos modelos de gobernanza local, in: Revista Creatividad y Sociedad, n.17, Madrid
-Urban Aperture(s). Porosity as a new model for hybrid public space, Urban Hyridization, Politecnico di Milano, Milano

 

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Urbano Humano es un blog personal de Domenico Di Siena (@urbanohumano).

Domenico Di Siena es Arquitecto, Urbanista e Investigador.

Experimenta y desarrolla sistemas híbridos que conectan el mundo de la arquitectura y el urbanismo con el mundo de la comunicación y de las nuevas tecnologías.

Su ámbito de trabajo es la Ciudad Híbrida o Sentient City, un modelo de ciudad basado en un ecosistema tecnológico/social donde el conocimiento, las acciones colectivas y las interacciones entre personas y espacios se potencian aprovechando las nuevas posibilidades ofrecidas por la hibridación físico-digital.

Es licenciado en Arquitectura por la Universidad “La Sapienza” de Roma en 2006 y en 2009 consigue por el Departamento de Urbanística (ETSAM) de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, el titulo de investigador (DEA) con el trabajo: Espacios Sensibles - Hibirdación físico-digital para la Revitalización de los Espacios públicos (Domenico Di Siena) (9778).

Desde 2005 escribe en su blog personal urbanohumano.org sobre Sentient City, P2P Urbanism, Social Media, Innovación Social, Network Thinking, Co-Learning y Desarrollo Local.

De 2006 a 2011 forma parte de la agencia Ecosistema Urbano donde se desarrolla y experimenta con procesos de P2P Urbanism, Urban Social DesignNetwork Learning e Innovación Social.

En 2007 es co-fundador del proyecto Meipi (meipi.org), herramienta Web para la construcción de espacios colaborativos sobre mapas.

En 2011 trabaja como consultor para el programa ConectaDEL del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.

En el mismo año inicia el proyecto “Think Commons”, un Ambient Intelligence Network, plataforma de pensamiento abierta sobre los comunes y la sociedad como mecanismo de cambio. Un proyecto que se materializa en una serie de reuniones, presentaciones y encuentros que sirven para generar debate y conocimiento (Network Thinking).

Ha sido profesor asociado en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Zaragoza, Universidad San Jorge. Profesor invitado en los centros siguientes: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Escuela de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Universidad Javariana (Bogotá), Escuelab (Perú), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Cité des sciences et de l’industrie (Paris), Triennale di Milano, Istituto Europeo di Design (Roma, Madrid), Universidad Federico II de Napoles, MSA de Münster, Universidad “Gabriele D’Annunzio” de Pescara.

Ha participado como conferenciante en numerosos eventos. En el último año en el evento “Smart Cities” organizado por el Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid, en las jornadas “Espacios Sensibles” en la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, en el Master en Diseño y Arquitectura de la ELISAVA (Barcelona), EQUIciuDAD 2012 (San Sebastian), BAT 2012 (Bilbao), Taller “Hacking the City (Sevilla), Festival Internacional de Cultura Libre de Porto Alegre, Espacios Comerciales, FENALCO (Bogotá).

Es autor del ebook “Sentient City: la Ciudad del Conocimiento”: síntesis intelectual para conectarnos a la ciudad desde el interior del urbanita. Un acercamiento al fenómeno urbano a partir de las percepciones de un ciudadano cada vez mejor preparado y que experimenta una suerte de pulsión paradójica, en la que es capaz de sentirse parte de un todo en red. La hibridación físico-digital del espacio revela nuevos espacios de intercambio, territorios de acción y el surgimiento de una suerte de ciudadanía colectiva, que es capaz de provocar manifestaciones espaciales en el centro mismo de nuestras ciudades.