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)

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.

A brief note on maps and feminism

As those who know me well know, I love maps: I like to see them, I like to make them and I like to use them to give answers to complex questions. I like the fact that you can create maps about almost anything. But surely, what I like most about them is that they are unique tools to show unnoticed realities that help to understand all types of phenomena. Some common (and, to some extent, hackneyed) examples of such maps are those used to explain the spread of diseases1, the distribution of energy consumption, social inequality, or gentrification.

'Accessible Zaragoza' at Pint of Science 2018

Let me propose an exercise: close your eyes for a moment and imagine a person devoted to science and research. Almost certainly, you may have visualized a middle-aged man in a white robe and glasses who is doing “things” in a laboratory or in front of a computer, probably to solve a problem related to health, the environment or making a process more efficient. If I have “read your mind” it is not because you are a predictable person, but because that is (with small variations) the most frequent image about scientists.

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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