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Fab, resilient, circular or sharing cities: beyond buzzwords, what can networks of cities achieve?

Fab, resilient, circular or sharing cities: beyond buzzwords, what can networks of cities achieve?

Next week I will moderate an interesting panel during the Ouishare Fest: Fab, resilient, circular or sharing cities: beyond buzzwords, what can networks of cities achieve? The speakers of the panel are – Olivia Armenta, Associate Director, City Relationships, 100 Resilient Cities– Tomas Diez, Instigator Fabcity and director of Fab Lab Barcelona.– Maja Johannessen, Gov. & Cities Programme Associate, Ellen…

#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….

Design By Data

Design By Data

Since October 2015 I am officially one of the professors of the Master on Advanced Computational Design and Making of the Ecole des Ponts, one of the most prestigious universities in France. At the same time I take care of the strategy and online communication. The Advanced Master on Computational Design and Making is an initiative designed by Francesco…

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…

LocalFeed

LocalFeed

LocalFeed offers a collaborative platform with editable and hyperlocal flows and geo-referenced information; associated maps (geo) RSS (syndication of Web content) and wiki technology (collaboration) with the aim of creating a web site where display all kinds of information and local social networks. Developed in collaboration with Horacio Gonzalez (escoitar.org). The next phase of this project has been…

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…

Meipi | Geoblogs Platform

Meipi | Geoblogs Platform

n 2007 after the project Todo Sobre Mi Madre, I throw myself into a new adventure with Alfonso Sanchez Uzábal, Francesco Cingolani, Pablo Rey, Jorge Alvaro y Guillermo Alvaro. The result is a new platform for collaborative georeferencing and geoblogs called Meipi. web: http://meipi.org What is a meipi?A meipi is a collaborative space where users can upload information…

Cities for Life | Global Meeting 2015 | Medellín

Cities for Life | Global Meeting 2015 | Medellín

I’m glad to announce that next week I will travel to Colombia to take part on the Cities for Life Global Meeting in Medellin. I’ve recently travelled to Medellin and I was really surprised about its civic innovation process. So it’s a double pleasure to be there again! Discover more here: http://citiesfor.life Within the Meeting there will…

Housing project that’s making a difference? Enter the World Habitat Awards

Housing project that’s making a difference? Enter the World Habitat Awards

During my last trip in Colombia I received this interesting information from my friend Line Algoed (@linealgoed) that I am happy to share with all of you. I think could a great opportunity for some of you. The annual World Habitat Awards are a great way of identifying and celebrating good practice in housing worldwide and entries are now…

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,…

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