Spain, Madrid, ETSIDI DESIS Lab

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ETSIDI Madrid DESIS Lab

City: Madrid
Country: Spain
Coordinator: Prof. Pablo Bris, pablo.bmarino@upm.es
Operational manager: Prof. Félix Bendito, felix.bendito@upm.esLab’s mail address, telephone number: ETSIDI Madrid DESIS Lab, A407 Office, Ronda de Valencia, 3, 28012-Madrid, Spain, tel. +34 910177647
Website:  www.temporaryhousinglab.blogspot.comwww.lavapieslab.blogspot.comtalleresetsidi@gmail.com
Hosting institution: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Ronda de Valencia, 3, 28012-Madrid, Spain, http://www.etsidi.upm.es/

Background and objectives

The ETSIDI Madrid DESIS Lab, based in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial, is composed of a group of researchers that come from different fields: design, architecture, engineering, arts. From our point of view, design is a powerful tool for solving specific problems of people, improve social cohesion, connecting people and places, regenerating common spaces, and at the end developing resilient communities and sustainable and collaborative cities.
The different research activities of the ETSIDI Madrid DESIS Lab have in common their focus on social problems. On the one hand, research and development of social proposals focus on providing solutions to different problems regarding the habitat: recovery of slums with high level of vulnerability, or planning and development of temporary housing after disasters. On the other hand, projects carry out by our students in the near neighborhood of Lavapies, with participatory design and social innovation approaches.

Primary research areas and activities

The researchers of the ETSIDI Madrid DESIS Lab are rooted in participatory design and social innovation and are working in the neighborhood of Lavapiés -that is in front of our school- involving different stakeholders. Student’s courses –mainly workshops subjects, at the degree level, but also at a Master level- are connected to research works.
Researchers have diverse interests: communication, design for social innovation, science and technology, ephemeral, mobile and prefabricated architecture, materials, etc.

List of projects and research

  • Design-driven innovation of post-disaster temporary housings (2017-ongoing). An applied research project aiming at creating a new approach in the post-disaster temporary housing management. www.temporaryhousinglab.blogspot.com
  • Improving the life of Lavapiés’ neighborhood using new technologies (big data, IoT, AI, etc.). (2019- ongoing). www.lavapieslab.blogspot.com

People

  • Pablo Bris Marino
  • Félix Bendito Muñoz de Cuerva
  • Cristina Alía García
  • Daniel Martínez Díaz
  • Luis Antonio Gutiérrez Cabrero
  • Miguel Martínez Garrido