OpenDoTT (Open Design of Trusted Things) was "a PhD programme to explore how to build a more open, secure, and trustworthy Internet of Things". I have moved in 2019 to Dundee to work at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and relocated later to Berlin to work at the Mozilla Foundation. The academic side of the project has migrated from the University of Dundee to Northumbria University in June 2020.

The title of my thesis is Generous cities – weaving commons-oriented systems for the reuse of excess materials in urban contexts.

I am gradually moving relevant documentation to a public wiki. I maintain a list of links with the tag opendott in my infinite bookmark collection.

I have used this blog to document what I read, learnt and discovered as I went deeper into my research. Earlier outputs can be seen in this set of concept ideas(2020) and this repository with second year deliverables (2021).

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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's edition of Fixfest UK, originally planned to take place in Glasgow, moved to a series of online meetings. I had the chance to present my research and some of the things I am planning to do in next phases of the project.

Now, this move to a strictly onlin...

Whilst preparing to travel to Berlin next week and participate in Transmediale 2020, I found by chance my profile page in their website. Curiously, I had totally forgotten of my remote participation in a panel called "Remixing Digital Cities" in the 2013 edition of Transmediale. It had been less...

More Brazilian films about (and around) landfills:

Lixo Extraordinário (Waste Land) (2010)

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns...

Over the last couple years I was collaborating with Coco e Cia, a co-op in Ubatuba that collects and sorts recyclable materials and drives it to the correct destination. Whatever little support they have in the city was only achieved with a lot of struggle, and they are far from having the ideal wor...

Doch Chkae, the metal band born on a rubbish dump

"I just stood in front of the stage and was like what [...] is this music?" Vichey says. "I didn't understand what they were singing. The drums and guitars, I really didn't understand. "But after the show we got interested in this kind of music,...

It's not only because this film was made in my hometown, Porto Alegre. Or because I enjoyed attending one of its makers' classes at the University. But Ilha das Flores has impacted me from the first time I've seen it. I have used it in a couple workshops and courses, and like to think of it as a bra...

Collecting references about electronic waste.

David Li - E-waste: an open source solution

In Focus: Congo's Bloody Coltan

E WASTELAND - Full film in HD (20mins/2012)