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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…

Newsletter: Request for proposals and collaboration!

Newsletter: Request for proposals and collaboration!

In August, I launched a new version of my newsletter. I asked subscribers an enhanced interaction and feedback. I’m happy because the new format was a clear success. I have received many comments and suggestions and a very positive feedback. From now on, my personal newsletter will have a new approach and a new format. The objective…

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…

Meipi needs your help

Meipi needs your help

Hi everybody, many of you may not know that I am one of the creators and promoters of a geoblogging platform called Meipi. In the past I have written about meipi; for example in 2010 I wrote a post to convey my enthusiasm for the new open source code of meipi. Meipi is getting ready to a…

The meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons

The meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons

I would like to share with you this fantastic video where Jeremy Rifkin explains that we are entering a world beyond markets where we are learning how to live together in an interdependent global Collaborative Commons. I hope you are going to enjoy this presentation. I am interested in your opinion. Do you think we are really…

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:…

Shareable City: citizens are the actors!

Shareable City: citizens are the actors!

Our lifestyle as much as our economic and social model, have brought us to build community models, completely disconnected from the space we live in. Our glocal condition allows us to be connected with our neighbours as well as with family and friends of any other neighbourhood, or any city of the world. Paradoxically, we…

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