OpenDoTT (Open Design of Trusted Things) "is a PhD programme* to explore how to build a more open, secure, and trustworthy Internet of Things". I have moved to Dundee to work at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in the first phase of the programme, and will be relocating to Berlin soon.

My topic in the project is "smart cities". I am documenting in this blog what I am reading, learning and discovering as I go deeper into my research. I will also maintain a list of links with the opendott tag in my infinite bookmark collection..


EU Flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813508.

* The project started as a partnership between the University of Dundee and Mozilla Foundation.
By mid 2020 it is migrating to the Northumbria University

Sketching...

The common sense associates recycling with sustainability, leading citizens to think that ideally, all the materials disposed of in a city should undertake that path. Evidence indicates, however, a different reality. There are solid arguments proposing that recycling is not the most...

Last month as the UK slowly went into its own type of lockdown mode, I used the remaining freedom of exercising outdoors and brought my kids to cycle towards the Riverside Nature Park:

Riverside Nature Park has been created from Dundee's old landfill site. Trees and wildflowers have been plant...

I’m not sure how much I want to walk back in time to start this text. Let’s try this. In my birthplace Porto Alegre there is a park that we call “Redenção”. Its official name is “Parque Farroupilha”, but only official maps and the occasional press from other regions of Brazil call it that way. Runni...

Recent suggestions made by supervisors, colleagues and other parties about my research:

  • Look into diary studies as a way to approach my research questions
  • Bottom-up solutions to recycling
  • Blockchain registry of physical objects
  • Use value / exchange value
  • Libraries of things
  • Levels of rep...

How about we think not only of connected things, but all sorts of matter flows in the city? Objects and their transformations - use, discard, reuse, upcycling, repurposing...

In 2016, building up on previous work (namely MetaReciclagem, Bricolabs, Lixo Eletrônico, Desvio and my residence in Doha) and trying to establish a connection between opportunities being planned for later that year, I figured there were unexplored possibilities in relating repair, traditional craft...