As social innovation incubator, I lead the building a an ecocity, from scratch, in Brasil.
In Europe where I was born, I develop projects to help people and organizations to manage their transition to sustainable practices.
In the past, I've been experiencing complentary professional including :
- art direction as photographer, theater producer and film maker, some of my realization getting awards in festivals.
- incubating social entreprises in Africa, Europe and South America, such a some of the first cybercenters in early 90's in Senegal-Mali-Togo, as well as the chamber of social economy of Vaud State (Switzerland), the european network of wikiskills...
- as UN and EU project manager, I've been training and supporting various initiatives in innovative domains such as microcredit applied to digital literacy services, large deployment of independant creative centers in Eastern Europe...
- As president of regional branch of consumers rights and of the Ynternet.org institue for free culture, I've been practicing my societal committed to common good in information society.
I now mainly focus on the development of ECOPOL, places for co-working and co-living, aiming in transition to sustainable practices and communitarian ecology.
As side activity, I'm organizing a TEDx in April 17th 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland .
Areas of Expertise
Incubation, social innovation design, Art and Design
An idea worth spreading
Build your own ecocity from scratch, see how to at http://wiki.ecopol.net (multinlingual tanslation available).
Discover copyleft culture. Link sustainable practices in bioshpÃƒÂ¨re with sustainable practices in infosphere. Earthship and other radically ecobuilding processes.
I'm passionate about
Common good, TEDxGeneva organization, incubating transitions to sustainable practices, gospel and singing, identifying fallacies and proposing alternative solution, outdoor living, transdisciplinarity
Talk to me about
Your most secret dreams for the human project, and we'll dream together, eyes wwwide open.
People don't know I'm good at
suggestion and coaching on implementation clear and feasible solutions to complex questions/problems/challenges
My TED story
Organizer of a TEDxGeneva, I hope to make my coming out : YES; I've dedicated my life to building of real sustainable and participative ecocities, it's possible and I do it.