Today I was invited to presented the metaMorphology approach at Space Syntax Ltd in London.
I recently directed the metaMorphology Lab for SPIN Unit, hosted by Tampere University of Technology. 43 students of 14 nationalities participated to the laboratory and together produced an interesting set of mini-research projects for the city of Helsinki.Continue reading “metaMorphology Lab Tampere/Helsinki”
An article written by Damiano Cerone and Panu Lehtovuori on Urban metaMorphology appeared in the Finnish Architecture Review
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.
More on the second issues Market Café Magazine.
We sat for an interview with ITMO University News on how social media and their users’ social networks have an effect on urban life, and how exploring these factors can enhance planners’ understanding of the city.
A new interview on Deep Baltic where we talk about the way we look at city and how we developed the SPIN Unit model.
“What we try to do here is find the pictures in their spatial context. So we study the pictures in the city, in the urban environment,” says project lead Damiano Cerrone. He added that positioning of people in their environment and their activities can be pinpointed to specific locations. ”Each single picture has a GPS location and we are capable of studying the activities.”
This workshop used location-based social media data to unveil, map, and study the metamorphology of Turku. Participants relied on large datasets from Instagram, Twitter, and Airbnb to find meta-trends in the use of outdoor and indoor spaces and map activity patterns using geographic information software. They also carried out surveys to study the relation between urban amenities and the image of the place, to gain a new understanding the qualitative aspects of social practices and the narrative of urban spaces.Continue reading “Upcoming metaMorphology Lab”
The Baltigram SPIN Unit project being discussed on Deep Baltic, an online magazine on travel and culture articles relating to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.