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Plazaletras – public space for emerging models of citizenship

Plazaletras – public space for emerging models of citizenship

The last February for 15 days Medialab Prado has become my office to develop the project [common]: loclafeed under the Open Up workshop. The aim of the project is to display in the new digital facade of Medialab Prado daily information porduced online by neighbors moving the public internet space physical information that generally is accessed privately. That’s…

Todo Sobre Mi Barrio (All About My Neighborhood)

Todo Sobre Mi Barrio (All About My Neighborhood)

On March 31st of 2007 has been released the project Todo Sobre Mi Barrio, proposed by the Laboratorio Urbano and Algomas art collective (I am a member of both) for the Intermediae Culutal Program at Matadero Madrid. The project carries behind a long field work, ideation and management. It will last two months during which there will be an open “wikispace”.The project consists…

URBAN APERTURE(S) >< POROSITY AS A NEW MODEL FOR HYBRID PUBLIC SPACE

URBAN APERTURE(S) >< POROSITY AS A NEW MODEL FOR HYBRID PUBLIC SPACE

This paper was included into the book “URBAN HYBRIDIZATION in Contemporary Territories”. Here you can read the english version and you can find the spanish version here. Submmited by: Francesco Cingolani, Domenico Di Siena, Manu Fernández, Paco González, César Reyes Nájera and Ethel Baraona Pohl. URBAN APERTURE | POROSITY AS A NEW MODEL FOR HYBRID PUBLIC SPACES Topics # Urban Pore/porosity# Hybrid typologies of public urban…

Macro Meso Micro: Systemic Territory Framework from the Perspective of Social Innovation

Macro Meso Micro: Systemic Territory Framework from the Perspective of Social Innovation

This publication suggests taking a step back to achieve some impulse and present a Territory Systemic Framework from Social Innovation. We mixed elements from Action Research as a suggestion for the investigation methodology, the way to observe the Territory from the viewpoint or paradigm of Social Innovation. That is to say that we de- constructed…

CivicWise: Civic Engagement and Collaborative Urbanism

CivicWise: Civic Engagement and Collaborative Urbanism

Since the past month of December I’m working on a new ambitious project called CivicWise. CivicWise is a distributed and open community. It’s mission is to empower citizens by fostering collaborative urbanism, promoting civic innovation and inspiring better civic engagement. CivicWise wants to canalise and use the global knowledge to improve any local civic project,…

VOLUMES : Coworking and Glocal Community of Interdisciplinary Designers

VOLUMES : Coworking and Glocal Community of Interdisciplinary Designers

VOLUMES: are you working or coworking? This a great slogan from a new project taking place in Paris. Actually is another project I’m developing with my friend Francesco Cingolani and other partners! VOLUMES will be one of the largest coworking in Europe, a new collaborative space in Paris founded by a community of transdisciplinary designers; a coworking space including…

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…

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