Code: (16.b.INF)


Title: Infostructuration


/// Authors: César Cañadas + Román Sost + JARD

/// Year: 2016

/// Prmtrs: Noise   Horror Vacui    Textual Visual  Media   Big data        Coding Diagram Atlas   Automatic        Translation     Mutant  Obsolescence    Liquid  Days    No      (i)Legal        Commons         Quotidian        Gender  99 %    Visibilise      Suburbia        Collaborative   Open    Participatory   Exogenous       Public        Exposed


Infostructuration is an interactive computer tool that will help both all urban agents -, urbanists, sociologists, politicians, companies, institutions- and the citizens of Montreuil to understand and visualize, within their territory, place or context , all the information that conforms it in order to be able to make the right decisions in the future developments of their urban environment. Furthermore, they will be able to monitor the changes of the interventions to modify its process if it were necessary. We intend to create a telematic platform for the generation and reception of information, based on participation, through which all members of the community affected by urban planning or the development of architectures, can access all the necessary data to elaborate their personal landscape, to link their desires to a specific destination and be able to change it according to the variations of data that are produced by the actions undertaken.




We know that both governments and private corporations are doing significant efforts to make the various geospatial databases on our planet compatible. However, we understand that this information, although necessary, is not enough to define today the complexity of the act of inhabiting and developing urban environments. It is necessary to complement the objectivity of the geographic and cadastral data with other more subjective information, more dynamic, according to a new daily life based on variables as heterogeneous as the smell of the street, proximity to a free Wi-Fi area or to a Bike lane or the soundscape of the area.


The center of our project is the individual who lives and lives together. We want to deal with it in short distances, in his daily rituals, where the geospatial data does not arrive. We intend to design and make available a telematic area of information that enables new citizen´s configurations based on transparency and participation. The result will be an open and dynamic tool, constantly updated, indispensable for the analysis and improvement of coexistence and for the management of differences in a globalized world. A complex and global community of urban development that brings together the skills and collective intelligence of all urban agents -homeowners, urban planners, professionals, politicians, educators, engineers or administrators-.


The world has been involved in complex transformations. At the same time that economic models are being questioned, a new interest for the social, a new culture of the common thing arises, embraced by the new technologies. From many different forums, the need to reinvent citizenship as a basis for improving the world was constantly being talked about. A hybrid world that, at the same time as it increases its global character, it wants to recover the local ambits. In this direction, we are witnessing the implementation of numerous civil initiatives, both laudable and fragmentary, which in most cases coexist without an instrumental strategy that allows them to join forces in order to be more effective.


The project is mestizo and third-culturist, demanding the convergence of science and humanities, technology and art, reflection and communication. And from this social point of view, this empowerment of civil society through technology seemed an unstoppable phenomenon. NGOs, artists, neighborhood associations, groups, individuals, were understanding the possibilities that these tools offer them to build and modify the city 2.0, to recover a voice that the silence of the street was drowning.


Infostructuration is intended to serve as a link between them as an integrating area of this great multiplicity of options, which could at the same time be incorporated into the major international directives on data and information. In this scenario of overlapping layers, we wanted to become more complex in the coming years as an essential instrument to inhabit and produce the cities of the future. We intend to make available, to the connected citizen, a tool of production and reception of information in order to take advantage of the diversity of the city, to manage freedom the way it wishes so to live and to coexist with the others.