Urbanist CoFounder of SPIN Unit and UrbanistAI / Research at Tampere University

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Damiano Cerrone is an urbanist, researcher and educator. He cofounded SPIN Unit, an urban research and innovation practice; and UrbanistAI, a participatory design platform to reimagine the future of our cities.

His practice focuses on urban research and policy design for the public sector. Cerrone is also affiliated with and teaches at several academic institution in Finland and abroad.

Digital connectivity has been challenging the supremacy of physical space in explaining how we use and transform the urban and natural landscape. Entirely new modes of building and experiencing place are emerging within the social fabric.

- Co-Founder SPIN Unit and UrbanistAI
- Project resaercher at Tampere Univ.

LINA fellow 2022-23
- Associate ︎ Terreform CAUR
* Currently visiting Chalmers Univeristy

Expert at TalTech, consultant at Demos Helsinki, visitig prof. Beijing University of Technology.

︎ Exploring cities through urban data and contemporary media to unearth non-commodified values and champion the commons in transforming environments.

︎ Mapping relationsbetween the visible and the intangible forms of the city through cultural analytics and collective experiences.

︎ Bridging gaps between academic modalities of knowledge production and the information needed to reimagine the future of our cities.