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Talk at “Emerging ICT for Citizens’ Veillance: Theoretical and Practical Insight” workshop

We'll be talking about the Defiende el territorio desde el aire project in the "Emerging ICT for Citizens' Veillance: Theoretical and Practical Insights" workshop organized by the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (March 20-21 2014. Ispra, Italy).

All our questions to the scheme for Discussion paper of the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture

We have been selected by the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture @ifacca as a case study for the discussion paper for the 6th art summit held in Santiago de Chile in january 2014: Here are the answers for the whole scheme they asked us: Describe the main objectives of your […]

IN LO<3 WE TRASH Gdansk (any plastic lasts longer than eternal love)

Basurama collective financed by the Fundación Banco Santander, will develop the project IN LO<3 WE TRASH Gdansk (any plastic lasts longer than eternal love) is an innovative project in Re:Miasto festival a event that will combines research and technology concerning the 3R´s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and that will take place in Gdansk, Poland.

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Autobarrios - Self-made-neighborhoods- helps to create an iniciative for urban community development: it uses the collective construction of an urban imaginaire as a tool for empowering the community as a creative body. Throughout creative practices, the enhancement of local resources and networking, strategies to practice more neighbours are created.
Urban Solid Waste in Lima, Peru. February 2010. Reusing the abandoned electric railroad track with car tires
Local Squares is a training for urban planners that aims at identifying and experiencing participatory approaches in local urban contexts.
From September 30th to October 23rd 2011 in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge.
Project focused on researching and building cycles out of wasted bicycles. We organised an experimental workshop led by Mara Berkhout and did different actions in public space during the Semana Naranja events in Madrid.
What will happen if a giant rubbish wave invades the malecon? Probably, it will be impossible not to notice it, and probably everyone should do something to deal with it. This is the starting point of the project and the objective was to cover the malecon in its full extension with a wave formed with PET plastic previously recollected from Santo Domingo garbage dump.
USW Niamey: let’s do it together! is an educational training project that had formed 60 volunteers from 12 cultural centers. The objective was working with local resources for the design and construction of 12 playgrounds. During the formation process we had worked with pallets, tires, cans and plastic bags and the result was a self-constructed playground in the Cultural Center Oumarou Ganda (CCOG) Niamey, Niger, Africa. December 5-20, 2011.
USW Cairo: Ramadan lights is a project for the design and construction of low cost prototypes to activate public spaces in the city of Cairo. The prototypes were constructed during a workshop with young Egyptian professionals, mostly architects and urban artists. After design and construction, the prototypes were set up in two urban environments in order to test the feasibility, performance and interaction of the constructed objects with public space (both people and environment). Cairo, Egypt, Africa. From 15th June to 8th July 2012.
IN LO<3 WE TRASH is an artistic project to make the duality Consumption / Waste and its social and environmental impact visible. Gdansk any plastic lasts longer that eternal love, reused plastic from Amberexpo, exhibition centre and the Szadolki landfill to built a inflatable Glass Castle at Re:Miasto Festival .
Volunteer training for the construction of an outdoor playground reusing local resources in the government orphanage Kibebe Tsehay in Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.