Projects

2020-

Intelligent social technologies enhancing community interaction and sustainable use of shared living spaces in superblocks (SocialBlock)

Project for interdisciplinary research with Tampere University partners within The Intelligent Society Platform (INSO), an Academy of Finland funded (2019-23) profiling action that seeks to strengthen cooperation on the TAU strategy axis society–technology. Researchers at SPREAD: Fernando Nieto, Rosana Rubio-Hernández

2020-

Building for a Healthy Climate (Build4Clima)

Co-creation project funded by Business Finland in collaboration with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The project's vision is to build for a healthy climate with materials that support people’s health and well-being. Researchers at SPREAD: Fernando Nieto, Simon Kay-Jones, Rosana Rubio-Hernández

2019-

Loneliness and the Built Environment: Philosophical, Societal and Technological Perspectives (LOBE)

Project for interdisciplinary research with national and international partners within Sustainable Welfare Systems (SWS) research initiative at Tampere University. Researchers at SPREAD: Fernando Nieto, Rosana Rubio-Hernández

2019-

Ease of Space: Design Framework for Smart Age-Friendly Cities (EoS)

EoS is a multidisciplinary project addressing the challenge posed in cities worldwide by the unprecedented increase in life expectancy with the twofold goal of delivering a design framework and transferable methodology as well as building an international and multisector network of experts, stakeholders, and communities in the context of age-friendly cities. Researcher: Rosana Rubio-Hernández. Supervisor: Fernando Nieto

2019-2020

Social Robots and Ambient Assisted Living: the Independence and Isolation Balance (SOCIETAL)

SOCIETAL aims to address the inherent contradiction between the will for autonomy and the risk of loneliness in ICT solutions and robotics employed for elderly care from the multidisciplinary perspective of the social sciences, technology and architecture. Pilot project within The Intelligent Society Platform (INSO), an Academy of Finland funded (2019-23) profiling action that seeks to strengthen cooperation on the TAU strategy axis society–technology. Consortium: SPREAD; RobotsUs; ROSE (Robotics and the Future of Welfare Services); TLTPOS (Signal Processing for Wireless Positioning Group). Researchers at SPREAD: Fernando Nieto, Rosana Rubio-Hernández

2019-

Experiencing Biomaterial Agency through Spatial Assemblages: How the Material World Energises Spatial Experiences

The project addresses the emergent intersection between spatial and experiential design with biomaterial agency and explores the development of a theoretical framework to understand how materials and their assemblages produce spatial qualities, how those qualities may be measured, and how through the architectural project this understanding can lead to the implementation of new design strategies and tools in spatial assemblage for architects. Researcher: Simon Kay-Jones. Supervisor: Fernando Nieto

2019-2020

Turku Science Park as a laboratory for creative encounters and the development of interactive urban culture

Original project's title: Turun tiedepuisto luovien kohtaamisten laboratoriona ja vuorovaikutteisen kaupunkikulttuurin kehittäjänä. Consortium: City of Turku, Turku Urban Research Programme (funding partner); University of Turku School of Economics, Centre for Collaborative Research (collaborator); TAU Faculty of Built Enviroment (collaborator). Researcher at SPREAD: Jenni Poutanen. Supervisor: Panu Lehtovuori