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Mayo Fuster Morell

BarCola & Dimmons.net
Dimmons (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Mayo Fuster Morell directs Dimmons action research group on collaborative economy at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. Additionally, she is faculty affiliated at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and at Institute of Govern and Public Policies at Autonomous University of Barcelona (IGOPnet.cc). She is the principal investigator at IGOPnet.cc for the European project P2Pvalue: Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production. She is also responsible of the experts group BarCola on collaborative economy and commons production at the Barcelona City Council.

She just published the books “Digital commons and free culture” (Spanish, Editorial Icaria, 2015) and “Nothing will be the same: Youth, Internet and Politics in Spain” (Spanish, Editorial Fundacion Reina Sofia, 2015). Other books, she has wrote are: “Rethinking political organization in an age of movements and networks” (English and Italian version XL Editorial, Rome 2007; Spanish version, Icaria Editorial, Barcelona 2008); "Activist research and social movements" (Catalan, El Viejo Topo Editorial, Barcelona 2005); and, "Guide of social transformation of Catalonia" (Catalan, Edicions Collectives, Barcelona, 2003). She writes for the blog Interferencias at the Spanish Newspaper Eldiario.es

Mayo was born in Oliva (Valencia), a small town in front of the Mediterranean Sea. She is actively engaged in pro democratic, social economy and access to knowledge movements locally and internationally. Currently she lives in Barcelona at the Barcetarium and has been based long-term in London, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Rome, Florence, and Cambridge (USA).