Diseño para la nueva normalidad

August 14, 2020

Este webinar organizado por la UTEC de Lima exploró, desde diversas perspectivas, cómo el contexto de la pandemia y sus consecuencias influencian la forma en la que diseñamos.

Pueden ver una grabación de la presentación en el siguiente enlace.


July 25, 2020

Last week we had the opportunity to share some of the ideas behind Open Know-How on the FabXLive conference. Open Know-How is a metadata standard envisioned by Andrew Lamb from Massive Small Manufacturing, and developed by a neat group of open hardware enthusiasts.

From the session’s description:

The COVID-19 pandemic was addressed by a surge of open source projects made by makers around the world. As a result of these decentralized and hasty efforts, users have been overwhelmed by a variety of redundant ideas, as well as a lack of complete and standardized documentation. This will be mainly a documentation workshop on which we will explore the Open Know-How Standard.

During the workshop we will learn how to make OKH Manifest files and use it to document and evaluate medical designs for COVID-19 around the web. We will use this information to learn how to effectively discover, compare and select the best projects from a list of devices. As a final activity, we want to discuss the possibility to apply Open Know-How for a wider variety of applications in the maker community.

Check the workshop documentation here.

AWEsome Interview

July 14, 2020

Is it possible to draw socially-minded people into social innovation? How can we scale sustainable solutions in our local settings? Check some of the answers in this video prepared for the Awesome Business Competition.


June 7, 2020

Global Fab Talks was the first event in a series of global conversations on the response displayed by the global Fab Lab network to the pandemic, organized by the Fab Foundation and the Latin American Fab Lab Network.

Collaborative Innovation for Future Resilience

May 21, 2020

I had the chance to share space with the founders of great innovations and other experts on a Virtual Roundtable organized by Wikifactory, in relation to how innovation can build resilience for the current COVID-19 pandemic.


The amount of inventive designs and the grassroots manufacturing happening around the world has brought maker communities into a global spotlight, and now we need to start wondering where do we go from here. Can makers worldwide handle the pressure and requirements of such an important task?

You can watch the video here.


April 27, 2020

Tomorrow, I will be taking part of an event organized by NOVACT (International Institute for Nonviolent Action). The event aims to share experiences on related to the uses of technology in ways that protect human rights and personal privacy.

My participation will represent Appropedia, and will focus on how appropriate technology can be used around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of connecting with real needs in communities.

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AWEsome Competition Keynote

April 25, 2020

Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Arcata CA to speak about Latin American experiences in technology and community development. The keynote was part of the Awesome Business Competition, an event focused on agriculture, energy and water projects in California.

This was a great personal experience due to the fact that it gave me the chance to reminisce on my personal work over the past five years, as well as the great things that my colleagues have done in this time. The main thread of my professional experience is, basically, that you don’t need to be successful from a personal perspective in order to create impact in the world; perhaps that is even better.

Please take your time to enjoy the keynote and let me know your thoughts over Twitter.

Conversatorio MADIS Udenar

March 27, 2020

A raíz de la colaboración latinoamericana ante la pandemia del Covid-19, me invitaron a participar de este conversatorio organizado desde Nariño, Colombia, con un enfoque en el diseño y fabricación digital. Mi participación fue corta y me enfoqué a proponer el trabajo de los makers en temas relacionados al diseño centrado en el usuario durante la pandemia.


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FABLAT: Tecnología digital en El Salvador

March 12, 2020

Recientemente tuve la oportunidad de compartir espacio junto con Kako Valladares para contar un poco sobre nuestros proyectos colaborativos a partir de nuestro trabajo en la red Fab Lat. La presentación fue facilitada por Benito Juárez, de Fab Lab Perú.

Aproveché la oportunidad para hablar un poco sobre el trabajo que he tenido la oportunidad de hacer en la línea de estandarización y documentación desde hace algún tiempo.


Open hardware from Academia

February 15, 2020

During the first week of February, a group of researchers and users of open hardware in academic contexts gathered in Bath to discuss topics that relate to hardware development, documentation, licensing and the involvement of academia with the open source community in general.

Please check the notes of our sessions at the OHAC2020 Gitlab Repository.