Ecosistema Urbano is a group of architects and urban designers operating within the fields of urbanism, architecture, engineering and sociology, an approach defined as Urban Social Design, three words to describe the philosophy: the urban context, the social approach, and the design understood as an action, an interaction, and a tool for transformation.
Ecosistema Urbano has used this approach of improving social and environmental organization and interaction in order to design and implement projects in completely different contexts around the world (Norway, Russia, Paraguay, China, Ecuador, Honduras, Bahrain, Italy, etc..), producing a large quantity of research material and experiencing extremely diverse urban conditions.
In addition to physical design proposals for urban transformations, Ecosistema urbano has developed digital tools to promote urban participatory and collective creativity processes facilitating consultation, exploration and visualization tasks of a great variety of data.
Networked Urbanism Installation reflects the working method: an overall strategic vision that relies on short term punctual and powerful interventions in specific and emblematic spots, rather than long term and high resources urban strategies. Ecosistema Urbano’s projects empower people and engage citizens in the tangible transformation of the places where they live.
The installation displays a selection of pilot projects exploring physical and immaterial urban improvement, a critical catalogue of their urban contexts, the understanding of urban complexity and the new tools developed to address it.