On Digital Citizenship and Data as a New Commons: Can We Design a New Movement?

Ingrid Mulder, Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Nicola Morelli

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Along with the urgent need to reinvent our society, a series of paradigm shifts
are already shaping transitions toward a more participatory and digital society. The current work takes stock of the promise of open data as a new resource and elaborates upon the maker movement, which has spurred people’s capacity to participate and has provided tools and infrastructures to unleash people’s intrinsic ability to create and innovate. We explore how open data can be a new commons, discuss how hackathons can support digital citizenship, and reflect on the role of Transition Design in creating ecosystems around the common resource and in building capacity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCuaderno Centro de Estudios en Diseño y Comunicación
Issue number73
Pages (from-to)97-109
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


  • capacity building
  • Data Literacy
  • diffuse design
  • digital citizenship
  • hackathons
  • open data
  • paradigm shift
  • societal challenge
  • transition design
  • service design
  • social innovation


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  • Open Data: Creating Communities and Practices for a New Common

    Morelli, N., 2018, Internet Science: INSCI 2017 International Workshops, IFIN, DATA ECONOMY, DSI, and CONVERSATIONS, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 22, 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Vafopoulos, M., Folstad, A., Vilarinho, T., Diplaris, S. & Satsiou, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 126-136 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10750).

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