My main motivation in personal and professional life has been always the celebration of diversity. Bridging differences while preserving diversity is a key ingredient of social cohesion, conviviality, democracy, and ecological sustainability.
With this in mind, I have navigated and created links between multiple research fields (computer networking, game theory, urban studies, design research, social psychology, Internet governance) based in different academic institutions (ICS-FORTH, AUEB, UPMC, currently Sorbonne Université, ETH Zurich) and actively engaged in various civil society initiatives (NetHood Zurich, ISOC-CH, Verein L200, INURA, Neustart Schweiz).
NewsStarting from January 2021 I am an Ecosystem facilitator at ETH Zurich's Chair of Architecture and Urban Transformation / NEWROPE, responsible for the Opening up ONA project, among others.
Read the book chapter on P2P Learning [pdf] included in the book Handbook of Peer Production published by Wiley.
The 7at7 series concept is progressing fast. Check out 7at7.digital!
Selected output from recent research (and action)ICT and sustainability: The organic Internet
Readings: The Conversation Global (also in Spanish & Greek), Palgrave, Routledge.
Projects: L200, Internet Society - Switzerland Chapter, CIRCE, Digitale Gesellschaft
Events: September 7at7, Digitale Gesellschaft WinterCongress
Editorial: JoPP issue #15 TRANSITION
Digital commons: DIY networking
Readings: The Conversation Global, First Monday, LSE Media Blog
Projects: MAZI, netCommons, Heteropolitics
Public talks: European Commons Assembly, Brussels, 2016; iMal, Brussels, 2017; battlemesh, 2019, ournetworks.ca, 2020
Branding: netCommons Press Kit, DIY networking
Book: Telecommunications Reclaimed
Hybrid space design: Also, your space
Readings: Derive article on L200 (in german), Journal of Peer Production
Projects: L200, Heteropolitics
Video: L200 3min video teaser
Public talks: urbanize! Festival: Common Spaces, New Public Festival's All-Star World Cafe
Knowledge exchange and transdisciplinary events
On digital empowerment: 7at7.ch (regular event series)
On community networks: NetHood booklet (International knowledge exchange)
On community centers: Project CROCHET (Swiss-Croatian programme)
On cooperative housing: MAZI pilot (new initiative CoHab Athens)
Readings: International Journal of Community Research (on Sardex.net), Internet Society (on Blockchain and Community Networks)
Public talks: MoneyLab #3, Mitzas Conference (2015)
The right to the (hybrid) city
Readings: The Journal of Community Informatics (2014)
Organizations: International Network of Urban Research and Action (INURA)
Seminars: @Nova Iskra, Belgrade, 2017
Events: MAZI workshop at INURA conference
*Some older personal web pages at NetHood (2016-2019), ETH Zurich (2012-2015), AUEB (2006-2012)