Categories Civic Innovation

Commons Josaphat | Located Collective Intelligence and Distributed Governance

Commons Josaphat | Located Collective Intelligence and Distributed Governance

Some days ago I had an interesting interview with Andrea Valenti. We talked about p2p urbanism, located collective intelligence and new distributed governance models. The occasion for that absorbing discussion was an emergent citizen platform called Josaphat Commons, in Brussels (Belgium). I think we are living a very interesting time, around the world we can…

Tactical Urbanism, Citizenship, and the Digital Sphere

Tactical Urbanism, Citizenship, and the Digital Sphere

New tools for citizen empowerment This text is the result of my intervention in the ‘Hacking the City’ workshop organised by radarq that took place in Seville, Spain, on September 2012. My goal was to think about the Tactical Urbanism concept and its ability to empower citizens, considering the possibilities that the digital sphere and the new technologies can bring to…

SentientID: The definitive connection between physical Identity, environment and digital Identity

SentientID: The definitive connection between physical Identity, environment and digital Identity

A few days ago, Ecosistema Urbano posted a new update with the description of some projects developed during de Networked Urbanism studio at GSD. Most of the projects promote a positive hybridization between physical and digital layer which is one of my principal interests. Actually  one of my “obsessions” is developing the definitive connection between physical identity, environment and digital…

Citizenship, Connected Multitudes and Networked Territories

Citizenship, Connected Multitudes and Networked Territories

Last month Reyes Gallegos (@rellitas) from La Ciudad Viva (@laciudadviva)  have sent me some questions about Citizenship, Participation and Technology. I would like share with you my answers translated to english. You can read the original version in spanish here. I hope you will appreciate the interview: I will be grateful if you want to leave a comment. Below the Interview:…

A sentient environment for a subjective realm

A sentient environment for a subjective realm

Originally published in Monu Magazine #16. Our lifestyle as much as our economic and social model, have brought us to build environments that are completely disconnected from the space we live in. We now live in a territory that is ubiquitously paralleled by a digital realm, and increasingly fragmented in the physical realm. Our environment has become…

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