About a year ago we started writing our contribution to the Routledge Handbook with Panu Lehtovuori and Jani Tartia. Now Drivers of Global Urbanization: Exploring the emerging Urban Society is on pre-order.
I recently co-authored an article that show how Foursquare data can be used to map the availability of human activities, their frequency, variety and popularity. Read more to see the abstract or click here to find the publication.
Original map artworks co-produced with Jesus Lòpez Baeza and an extensive interview was just published on the meticulously printed spreads of Market Cafe Mag:
As individuals we collect emotions and experiences that are strongly related to time and space, shaping what we call urban metaMorphology, the invisible forms of the city. This is what we want to explore, borrowing methods from cultural analytics and digital anthropology to map the digital traces left by people – giving the rise to the collective form of the city. We use data to map perception and reactions, how people use the city and how they interact with it in space and time.
Aracne Editrice has just published our report on the Italian drosscapes. My research focused on finding and studying the relations between spatial integration and the accumulation of waste or informal activities that generate pollutants.