Lectures related to the study of public space and subway stations in Latin American cities. The event was programmed in collaboration with the College of Architects of Quito, Ecuador, and CivicWise_Latam who coordinated the participation of representatives of five local Latin American circles, which formed a continental opinion about the matter in question.
In Madrid, several initiatives and institutional projects are being carried out with the aim of developing citizen participation. This activity is produced in each case with different resources and approaches, producing theoretical reflection and heterogeneous learning, which at the moment is perceived as dispersed.
The Madrid circle of CivicWise works in the connection of actors and the fixing of ideas and concepts; in thinking and developing tools that enable these connections, “synapses”, with a dual purpose: reflection and dissemination.
A space for debate-conversation is organized for this occasion around the Technologies of Participation, that is, the set of dynamics, methodologies and tools of participation that are able to involve the digital space as well as the physical and the territory.
The main question we ask ourselves is: How can we localize and link with the territory the digital participation?
We connect for this purpose the initiatives of: Decide Madrid (Pablo Soto), Experimenta Distrito (Lorena Ruiz), Coctell-Mesa Territorio (Raquel Congosto) and Residencia Hacker (Pascual Pérez and Luís G.Sanz).
Civic Factory is an urban festival that took place in November 2016 in La Marina de València. For a month we prototyped the Civic Factory concept developed by CivicWise, which involved the activation of this building, former base of the America’s Cup Race.
A Civic Factory is understood as an intersectoral civic space for the common design of the city. Through different formats, based on Collective Intelligence and Civic Innovation, it promotes the generation of proposals with a positive impact on the city. From the Civic Factory, collaborative dynamics are promoted that lead the different agents that make up the city (institutions, private sector, academia, civil society, …) to share their resources, knowledge, skills and experience with the city to respond to the problems of the city.
In June 2017 Factoría Cívica won the Social Innovation Award of the City Council of Valencia. Since 2018 Factoría Cívica has been tested in different cities, among them Valencia en Colector. Internationally the different Civic Factories are grouped in the Civic Factory Network, driven by CivicWise.
The annual and itinerant meeting CivicWise community use to meet and work together for a few days.
Begining in may 2016 in Paris, CivicWise community had developed six editions of Glocal Camp:
1st Paris, France
2nd Valencia, Spain
3rd L’Hospitalet, Spain
4th Canary Island, Spain
5th Modena, Italy
6th Ariège, France / Madrid, Spain (Online Edition)