Mara Balestrini

Ideas for change/ UCL

Mara is a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher and a technology strategist. She is the CEO of Ideas for Change, a think tank and consultancy firm advising cities, businesses and institutions on impact innovation. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Fab Lab Barcelona where she coordinates Making Sense, a European project that seeks to empower citizens through personal digital manufacturing applied to the design of environmental sensors; and co-founder of SalusCoop, the first Spanish cooperative for citizens’ health data.

Mara earned a PhD in Computer Science from University College London (UCL). She is a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Royal College of Art (RCA).

How to Develop a Citizen Centered IoT

Houten Zaal

In this pannel we will discuss strategies to promote a citizen-centered development of IoT. What kind of projects have empowered citizens, how have they been organized? What roles have local governments played in their emergence, and how did the relations between governments and other stakeholders shape up? What does it take to get these kind […]

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