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#CIVICMARATHON to promote the CIVIC PRACTICES book

#CIVICMARATHON to promote the CIVIC PRACTICES book

As you may already know at the beginning of 2015 I worked with other friends in London to start the CivicWise community in order to promote projects of collective intelligence, collaborative urbanism, citizen empowerment and civic innovation. CivicWise is an open community in which everyone can participate and exchange experiences and knowledge, creating new synergies and opportunities….

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,…

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…

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:…

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