The future of shrinking cities

The report for the Estonian Ministry of Finance is not out. This is a nearly year long process to map population shrinkage in Estonia utilising novel datasets. I will soon update this post with a summary in English and more information is also available on the website of the Ministry.

Unfinished city, group exhibition @ Museum of Estonian Architecture

A group exhibition at the Estonian Museum of Architecture named “Unfinished City. Tallinn’s urban visions ”, open from Jan 22nd to March 25th 2021. Visitors to the exhibition will get an overview of Tallinn’s urban planning challenges and problems, and hopefully also an answer to the question of whether Tallinn will be transformed into a…

Interview @ Estonian E-Residency program

From time to time though, a leap forward is catalysed by unforeseen external events, and as e-resident Damiano Cerrone, an Italian based in Finland — consultant at Demos Helsinki, Researcher at Tampere University, and Co-Founder at SPIN Unit — explained, the global health crisis of 2020 is part of an ongoing cycle of change. More on Medium

FIN/EST data-art at Wild Mazzini

Exhibition of digital cartographies in Turin at Wild Mazzini gallery for the Torino Graphic Days 2019 – I’ll be present for the opening on September then 26th. During the Torino Graphic Days, Wild Mazzini exhibited two cartographies I co-produced with Jesus at SPIN Unit about the digital footprint of Helsinki and Tallinn. We gathered all…

Digitalisation vision for building and land use data collection in Finland

A project led by GISPO to develop a new system to collect, process and monitor of building and land-use data for the Finnish Ministry of Environment. For this project only a few screenshots from our slide deck are publicly available. Brief In Finland, the Land Use and Construction Act is supplemented by the Land Use and Construction…

metaPARK * A study for a new parking normative in Tallinn.

Our supporting study for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Tallinn was made public today by the city. It is currently available only in Estonian but soon we are going to produce a summary in English. Ensuring a city’s success and innovations based on urban assets requires connections and proximities, urban density and diversity of…

How urban planning turns into interaction planning @ PopUp City

“To gain a deeper understanding of contemporary cities we use an approach called “metaMorphology”. It is based on 3 pillars: Space, Activities and Value. For instance, if we are standing in front of a store, we see the building and the public space around it (Space). We see employees and customers, walking in and out,…

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…