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Accessibility and collaborative information technologies. Cartographies for an inclusive city

Performative character of social action is an active force in the development of everyday life, in social organization and in the planning of urban environments. Despite the exponential increase in the availability of data describing our daily habits …

Assessing Subjective Perspectives On Neighbourhoods As A Complementary Method For Qualitative Calculus Of Social Risk: The Case Of MRSZ In Zaragoza

The assessment of social risk has traditionally been based on the quantification of objective data on demography, economy or morphology. At the project “Social Risk Map of Zaragoza” (MRSZ in Spanish) we are developing complementary methods that are …

Thematisation And City-Branding. Towards A Definition Of Concepts, Effects And Action Strategies

The working group Recuperem la ciutat was born as a joint effort of reflection and mobilization from the coincidence of interests and concerns of a group of professionals and academics from different backgrounds and disciplinary practices, which are …

The Architecture of Seduction: An Analysis on Digital Architectures within Consumer Society

Currently new digital tools used in architecture are often at the service of a conception of architecture asconsumer society’s cultural good. Within this neoliberal cultural frame, architects’ social function is no longer seen as the production of …

Citizen Participative Initiatives Within Urbanism. Participative Urbanism, A New Way Of Understanding City And Citizenship In The Configuration Of Public Spaces.

Although urbanism is something that concerns everybody, it has traditionally been something managed only by technicians and politicians and thus, citizens' needs and desires have not been taken into consideration in the decision-taking processes …