Smart City-Regional Comparative <> International <> Interdisciplinary <> Applied Research

His work is concerned with the crossroads of 4 research fields > #Territories #SocialInnovation #Strategy & #Governance
Thus, his main topic is the #CityRegion

Journal Article

‘Demos-Ethos: A framework to study the Icelandic & Basque cases through Critical Social Innovation and Applied Ethics’ in Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research after intensive fieldwork 2013-2015

During the week of 22nd to 29th September 2013, I spent the field work trip collecting data in Reykjavik (Iceland) for my postdoctoral project 'Benchmarking Future City-Regions'. Almost, a year and four months later, here is my scientific ethnographic chronicle that has been published in Open Democracy and entitled as follows: 'Connecting the Basque and Icelandic Cases: An Ethnographic Chronicle about Democratic Regeneration'. As a final outcome of my research in the Icelandic case study, here is the journal article published on October 2015 in the Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research entitled 'Demos-Ethos: a framework to study the Icelandic and Basque cases through Critical Social Innovation and Applied Ethics'.

Hunting Graffities & Tagging Cities > Urban Exploration Photographic Portfolio

The way that we observe an #urban environment means we come across #graffiti which could be considered to be an unconscious kind of exploration, whereas walking randomly we can #hunt #graffiti as a real way to #tag #cities. We will not forget the #cities that have been tattooed in our skin. Different city-locations are tagged in this post as an uncounscious urban ethnographic exploration random exercise: #Reykjavik, #London, #Oxford, #Liverpool, #Manchester, #Glasgow, #Dublin, #Copenhagen, #Malmö,...

Book chapter

Museums, PostCrisis & Benchmarking > (St. Sebastian, Basque Country – Spain)

I co-authored a book chapter published by the UOC, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. I presented the book chapter as a paper int the 8th Congress that was held at the University of the Basque Country and was titled "The Future of the Heritage and Museum Projects. Innovation in Crisis era" that was presented on 18th October 2012 with the following title: Towards the Networked-Museum Model?

Media Article

¿Sobresalientes nórdicos y suspensos vascos?

According to the PISA ranking for education, Nordic countries are the top leaders. Specifically, Finland is very well known for its good results as a country, attracking the attention as the best-in-class in education. The article tries to compare why Finland is becoming the world leader in contrast with some other territorial realities.

Networking for Networking > Coffee Break 2007 in Cáceres – Spain

Have you ever been in an event talking and networking with 136 cups of coffee? Surprisingly, this event took place in Caceres (Extremadura, Spain) being one of the most innovative networking events that I have ever attended. 136 cups of coffee representing each person that met in different places of the town, taking advantage of the fabulous cultural heritage. Simply networking for networking, without powerpoint presentations. Exactly as the organizers argued: because the most important part of every Congress is > the Coffee Break!

Igor Calzada
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