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Nosotrxs_Bandera

How could we build civic empowerment?

Nosotrxs

Nosotrxs is a social movement that is building democracy by citizen participation at anticorruption, transparency, and improving social services at a local level in Mexico communities. The way it is changing political lifestyle is by creating spaces for civic participation at local level and designing social innovative metodologies to drive changes.

How could we build civic empowerment?

Nosotrxs

Nosotrxs is a social movement that is building democracy by citizen participation at anticorruption, transparency, and improving social services at a local level in Mexico communities. The way it is changing political lifestyle is by creating spaces for citizen participation and designing social innovative metodologies.

How could we end with clientelism at state services?

Ciudadano Contigo

Ciudadano Contigo makes it easier for marginalized communities to access the programs designed to help them by consolidating and sharing information about government services. The website allows citizens to find information about these services in two ways. They can filter programs by selecting the type of support they need (e.g. health services, employment and entrepreneurship, or gender equality) or by user group profiles the program hopes to target (e.g. people with disabilities, people seeking employment, or pregnant women and mothers).

How could we end with clientelism at state services?

Ciudadano Contigo

Ciudadano Contigo makes it easier for marginalized communities to access the programs designed to help them by consolidating and sharing information about government services. The website allows citizens to find information about these services in two ways. They can filter programs by selecting the type of support they need (e.g. health services, employment and entrepreneurship, or gender equality) or by user group profiles the program hopes to target (e.g. people with disabilities, people seeking employment, or pregnant women and mothers).

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Can urban farmers feed our future cities?

Urfarm

By 2050, 6 billion people will be living in urbanised areas, we need a more effective and efficient way to produce healthy food. Urfarm wants to reconnect people with nature in the urban environment by making growing hidroponic vegetables indoors a fun, educative and engaging experience. With the Urfarm system you could track the growth and quality of your crops in real time, harvest them and sell them in local markets near your location.

Can urban farmers feed our future cities?

Urfarm

By 2050, 6 billion people will be living in urbanised areas, we need a more effective and efficient way to produce healthy food. Urfarm wants to reconnect people with nature in the urban environment by making growing hidroponic vegetables indoors a fun, educative and engaging experience. With the Urfarm system you could track the growth and quality of your crops in real time, harvest them and sell them in local markets near your location.

How could we end with corruption at construction sector?

Construcción sin corrupción

‘Construccion Sin Corrupcion’ is a program developed with Demo.Lab (democratic laboratory) that strives to reduce the corruption at construction sector by making transparent all the documents and construction process, in order to reduce the cost of sale and rental of real estate in Mexico City. In the end, the cost of corruption is paid by the citizens.
 

How could we end with corruption at construction sector?

Construcción sin corrupción

‘Construccion Sin Corrupcion’ is a program developed with Demo.Lab (democratic laboratory) that strives to reduce the corruption at construction sector by making transparent all the documents and construction process, in order to reduce the cost of sale and rental of real estate in Mexico City. In the end, the cost of corruption is paid by the citizens.
 

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How could we have an open and transparent reconstruction process after natural disasters?

Plan C+

“Plan C+” is a platform designed to follow the economic resources and assistance programs assigned to help the victims of the earthquake in Mexico the last September 19th of 2017. We want to track donations and social programs to build an transparent environment.
 

Design help us build the future we want, in a collective way. I want to rethink constantly the boundaries of technology and the potential of the human experiences that could be potentialiced.

My design aproach is guided by this mindset: Think as a philosopher, investigate as a scientist, and feel as an artist. I always brainstorm and share thoughts with different people to create new and radical ideas and build them in an agile way. 

My research subjects in general are: democratic experiences, scalable human cooperation and social participation to improve wellness states. This subjects guide me to build diffetent aplications or prototypes to have a better understanding of how could we  reimagine human problem-solving.

I´m a multidisciplinary thinker and designer which perspective is focused in the construction of functional and memorable experiences, always guided from an strategic point of view, and the beauty of simplicity. Originally born in Mexico City, I've studied Design and Philosophy in this city, and developed projects for clients both in Mexico City like NY United States.

Actually I believe in the design transformation potential and critical quality to challenge traditional paradigms, in order to create new ideas formed from the design thinking process.