Ramon has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and a Master’s Degree in Science Communication. His academic background covers technology but also design and sociology. He is or has been professor and affiliate researcher at the Technical University of Catalonia, Columbia University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Toronto and Università degli Studi di Salerno, among others. He has, however, an obsession with knowledge that comes from practice. He has been active in cocreation and in the promotion of an interdisciplinary approach to problem framing and solving collaborating with artists, scientists, social scientists and plain citizens in projects ranging from research to social digital innovation. Loves and write and to travel to exotic places… that might be just around the corner.
Co-Designer of everything
Arianna Mazzeo is a designer with a strong background in design for communities, sustainability and social innovation. The leader of the DESIS network of social innovation in Spain, she is advancing the frontiers of design in incorporarting the performative turn into it and exploring its reslationship to joint collaborative creativity, co-creation, co-design and social (digital) innovation with a strong interest in non-colonial approaches to design. She has collaborated with Unesco,Victoria & Albert Museum, Open Design Festival, Xschool, European Economic and Social Comitée. She is very much into music. If you want to make her happy, just talk about David Bowie.
If there is anyone with an excellent ability to turn any hard and bleeding edge knowledge into something that can be trained, this is Ignasi. With a Master’s Degree in the Knowledge and Information Society (directed by Manuel Castells) he has developed an extensive career devoted to bring clarity to the complex technologies that we live by. He is the author of a best-seller introduction to Data Visualisation and has cooperated with several organization devoted to open data being one of the very few trainers in Spain that are certified by the Open Data Institute. His lectures and courses have inspired hundreds of people from organizations such as the Open Knowledge Foundation, The Association for Investigative Journalists, Open University of Catalonia, or MyData. He practice buddhist meditation.
The Usual Suspect
Xavier Satorra has a degree in Communication from Ramon Llull University (Barcelona, 2001). He did an Erasmus exchange program grant in Lisbon (2000/01). Right after finishing his studies he started working for Telefonica’s digital television platform in Madrid. Two years after he founded the award winner creative studio The Visual Suspects (2003), coinciding with the co-realization of a self-funded documentary project (Seria Buenos Aires?) filmed in Spain and Argentina, which won a national prize for young artists (Injuve, Spain 2006). Since then he has been alternating corporate works with artistic projects with which he has won international awards as a writer, director and producer.
Freelance. Her specialty is to connect different worlds and disciplines. She works in the development of innovative and transversal projects in the humanistic, social, technological and scientific fields. From 1989 until 2018 she worked at the CCCB in different positions: Chief of management office, head of press department, head of website and responsible for new audiences and institutional relations.