Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2018 & Democratic Cities International Conference 2018

This Wednesday, right after the OIDP 2018 conference and ConsulCON 2018, we had the third edition of Jornades Anuals Metadecidim (JAM18). Previous editions (2016 and 2017) were essential to constitute the Metadecidim community and to build working axes. This year was a key for the governance process of Metadecidim as an open, technopolitical and networked community. To this … More Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2018 & Democratic Cities International Conference 2018

OIDP 2018

Barcelona held this year the Observatorio Internacional de la Democracia Participativa (OIDP) conference. This is an annual event in which politicians, researchers and activists meet to discuss the role of cities in promoting participatory practices of democracy. Given that the City Council co-organized this edition, the team at the Laboratory for Democratic Innovation – LID were … More OIDP 2018

ConsulCON 18

This week I went back to Medialab Prado to attend ConsulCON 18, the second edition of the conference about the open source political participation software powering Decide Madrid. This year I presented the interactive discovery system (which I built last year at Participa Lab) to the CONSUL community. The presentation of this work, supported by the Spanish Ministry of … More ConsulCON 18

Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

This week the Smart City Expo World Congress took place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via from Tuesday to Thursday. This was a very special edition because of the co-located Sharing Cities summit which served to  launch the declaration of Cities’ Common Principles and Commitments for City Sovereignty regarding the Platform Economy. The stand of the Barcelona City … More Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

Ciutat Oberta

This week Barcelona is celebrating the Open City Biennial of Thought (Ciutat Oberta), a festival of philosophy to debate the role of today’s cities with the big challenges facing contemporary society. Among the many events across the fourth itineraries (Digital City, Democratic City, Diverse City and Habitable City), a very inspiring event was held yesterday at Fabra i Coats: Digital Cities, … More Ciutat Oberta

g0v summit 2018

I went last week to Taipei for the 2018 edition of g0v summit, a biennial event organized by the g0v community to bring academics, hackers, activists and/or policy-makers interested in open government, open source collaboration and civic participation. The agenda included very stimulating keynotes (by Anasuya Sengupta, Ethan Zuckerman, Heather Leson and Michael Canares), talks (e.g, Parti’s experiments in South Korea, … More g0v summit 2018