Carlos Cámara-Menoyo

Carlos Cámara-Menoyo

Architect. PhD. Lecturer. Life-long Learner. Transdisciplinary.

Universidad San Jorge

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

I am a versatile, transdisciplinary and passionate person with a mixed technical and sociological background: I’ve worked as an architect, drupal developer, project manager, lecturer, researcher and as a data scientist, doing data munging and visualization using R and dealing with geospatial data using QGIS.

My multiple research interests are framed within the Urban Studies, and more specifically around the commodifications between cities, technology and society. So far, I have focused on the topic of social and spatial inequities to find ways in which cities can be more sustainable and egalitarian, hence improving people’s well-being. +info about me.

Interests

  • Cities
  • Tecnology
  • Society
  • Commons
  • Maps
  • Data Science
  • Data Viz

Education

  • PhD on Information and Knowledge Society, 2018

    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

  • Msc on Information and Knowledge Society, 2012

    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

  • MSC Architecture, 2004

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Talks

Collaborative Mapping: Maps for and by citizens

Last October 19th, I was representing Collaborative Mapping, along with 4 other experiences, in the II Jornadas de Cartografías Colaborativas, organized by Raons Públiques, where each one of us explained what we do to drive urban transformation processes through collaborative cartographies. In the session I explained what Collaborative Mapping is and what projects we do (with special emphasis on the Accessible Zaragoza project). From the Raons Públiques’ blog (automated translation):

Using OpenStreetMap with inclusive purposes: Accessible Zaragoza study case

Zaragoza Accesible is an action-research project that collectively maps aspects related to urban accessibility and disability. In this …

Past, present and future of 'Zaragoza Accesible' study case

Improving handicapped people’s autonomy through collaborative mapping

On sidewalks, crossings, kerbs, wheelchairs and cranes. #Zaccesibilidad: mapping for disabled people in Zaragoza

Within the Pint of Science 2019 event in Zaragoza, Miguel Sevilla-Callejo and myself explained what we are doing in Accessible Zaragoza, and action-research project by Universidad San Jorge and Collaborative Mapping, on urban mobility and disabilities.

The commodifications between ICTs and public space

Can Information and Communication Technologies be tools for observing and acting on heritage and public space from a contemporary …

Blog

Most recent blog posts (in English)

Considerations on the importance of data and science in data science

When we are bombarded with figures and data on COVID-19, a reflection on how data is gathered, analised and visualized is a must if data is to be of any use at all.

Reeling in the Years. 12 Years are Nothing (or Perhaps they Are)

It’s nothing new to say that buildings age over time. Or that, like people, they can age well or not so well. José María Echarte wrote an article in this blog about how to age well (and how to appreciate age). Today I want to talk about just the opposite. A few days ago, I wanted to show some friends a building. We’d had a reunion and were in the neighbourhood, so I wanted to grab the opportunity to go with them to take a look at a building they hadn’t yet been able to see.

Looking for the 'perfect' presentations' solution (for me)

During the last 10 years I have given a number of talks in various contexts due to my job as a lecturer: either lectures for my students, conferences, workshops or even much more informal events, usually speaking about cities, commons, maps or accessibility. I enjoy it because I love sharing knowledge with others but also because it is when I am preparing presentations (by summarising and highlighting the main topics or thinking of the storytelling) where I reflect and learn the most.

Digital Privacy Workshop: a chronicle

In this post I will share my experience as attendee to Reconfigure Workshop. Reconfigure is a group of feminist cybersecurity advocates & researchers seeking to engage with groups excluded from tech and improve industry and academia

'The Three Little Pigs' is a Fairy Tale

«Once upon a time there were three little pigs who lived in a wood. The big bad wolf was always chasing them and trying to eat them, so one day the eldest said, “We have to build a house to protect ourselves from the wolf. Then we could hide inside it every time he comes round.”» We all know how the story of those three little builder pigs continues.

Projects

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OSM Imports’ scripts

Collaborative repository with Python scripts aimed to import data into OpenStreetMap + its documentation

Urban Commons

Personal Research line about urban commons as alternative constructions of fairer cities and societies.

Zaragoza’s Social Risk Map

Design of a methodology for social analysis of public space that complements the design of current indicators of urban vulnerability applicable to urban regeneration processes.

Accessible Zaragoza

Collaborative mapping project regarding urban mobility and disabilities.

Collaborative Mapping

Action-research group of enthusiasts aimed to foster citizen innovation and collective intelligence through Voluntary Geographic Informationand that result in collaborative maps at the service of citizens.

‘Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo’ website

Website development with an automated workflow for publishing, managing and visualizing projects.

ArchTLAS

Online and collaborative Architecture Atlas

Correspondant and Fundación Caja de Arquitectos’ blog

Writing blog posts as Fundación Caja de Arquitectos’ correspondant.

Sensitive Matter: 10 Young Catalan Architects

Curator of the itinerant exhibition (Lisboa, Berlin, A Coruña, Barcelona) on Young Architecture Studios based in Catalonia.

Exhibition: 44 Young International Architects

Curation of the Exhibition in the Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona)

+arquitectura

Online architecture community

Contact

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