Ciencia Participativa

The complexity of urban problems and the new possibilities provided by active citizenship, new technologies and the revitalisation of social spaces opens up a new scenario that requires new democratic infrastructures. Based on the experience of the Decidim project and the Metadecidim community, the Laboratori d’Innovació Democràtica is positioned as a municipal open space to … More Ciencia Participativa


The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2018) has taken place in Barcelona for its 2018 edition. From Tuesday to Friday, the conference has brought together researchers and practitioners from different fields to exchange of ideas/practices related to social networks analysis. In my case, the venue became a great … More ASONAM 2018

Democratic Innovation Lab

Today we have launched the citizen Democratic Innovation Lab of Barcelona, based on the Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats. This has been designed as an open space to solve urban challenges in an intelligent, participatory and democratic manner following the principles and methdology of the Decidim project and the Metadecidim community. To inaugurate the laboratory, … More Democratic Innovation Lab

Network Seminar

Today I gave a Network seminar on Characterizing participation in online discussion platforms. These seminars are weekly series on networks and related topics held in the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The talk covered the main findings of my PhD research to date (supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the María … More Network Seminar

Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2017

This week we held the Jornades Anuals #Metadecidim 2017. After the success of the first edition, activities in 2017 were devised to act in an open, transparent and collaborative way in reconsidering and redesigning Decidim, ​​the digital participatory platform for cities and organisations. On Thursday, a series of talks were given to provide the political framework … More Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2017

Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red

Today, the journal RECERCA – Revista de Pensament y Anàlisi published our article “Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red“. This article defines the main features of Decidim, the digital platform for citizen participation in Barcelona, using a technopolitical framework. The work was done with colleagues from Decidim Team: Xabier Barandiaran, Antonio … More Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red

Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement-party

Today, the article Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement‑party written with Helena Gallego, David Laniado, Yana Volkovich and Andreas Kaltenbrunner got published in the Computational Social Networks open-access journal. This work is an extension of my MSc thesis Computational Framework for the Assessment of New Forms of Political Organization in Social Media, … More Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement-party

International Conference on Social Informatics 2017

I am glad to have been back in Oxford. This time, my visit was motivated by the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017). The conference, which this year was organized by the Oxford Internet Institute, is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from computer and social sciences to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as … More International Conference on Social Informatics 2017

TICTeC 2017

I came this week to Florence to attend TICTeC 2017: The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2017. The event brought together scientists, policy makers and NGOs to discuss about the impact of digital technologies on democracy. This was third edition of the series and my second participation. While my contribution in 2016 was devised to … More TICTeC 2017

Quina innovació en cultura volem

The Institute of Culture of Barcelona (Institut de Cultura de Barcelona – ICUB) organized on Friday Quina innovació en cultura volem?, a round table to discuss and deliberate on the innovation culture which has to be boosted by the Barcelona City Council and the citizenship. The event, held at Canòdrom-Parc de Recerca Creativa, included different cross-disciplinary sessions … More Quina innovació en cultura volem