Crowdsourcing is a novel Internet-based method that allows specified crowds to collaborate on producing information products. My interest in crowdsourcing lies in applications in the fields of architectural design and urban planning.
In recent years, architects and designers have gained interest in the ethics and production methods of free software communities also known as “open source”. I am interested in the way architects try to apply these methods to resolve design politics in architecture and urban design.
Design, Creativity and Collective Intelligence
Design is a unique intellectual activity that is creative. I investigate these kinds of activities in the context of crowdsourcing to facilitate a new kind of collective intelligence.
Much of my research is involved on the urban scale of architectural design. Projects like crowdsourcing design and “Meirim” are focused on the urban scale.