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Carlos Cámara-Menoyo (Senior Research Software Engineer)

Carlos Cámara-Menoyo (Senior Research Software Engineer)

I am a versatile, transdisciplinary, and passionate person with a mixed technical and sociological background. As a Senior Research Software Engineer, I am responsible to support research and teaching by using and developing research software while promoting an open, reproducible research culture and outputs.

Academic Profile

Prior to joining CIM as Senior Research Software Engineer, I have worked in the private sector as an architect, drupal developer, product owner, GIS technician, as well as in Higher Education. It is in that field where I have extensive teaching experience as a Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Technology at Universidad San Jorge (Spain), Associate Lecturer at the MSc on Cities and Urbanism at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain), and Associate Lecturer at the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University, amongst others. As a researcher, I have worked as a Research Fellow at Warwick's IGSD, studiying the role visual representations to understand and engage with abstract concepts like the Food-Energy-Water nexus; as a research associate at Urban Transformation and Global Change Laboratory (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), exploring the geographies of digital capitalism and bottom-up alternatives through their research areas on urbanization processes and co-creation; and at the Open Source Architectures Research Group at Universidad San Jorge, contributing in the projects “Zaragoza’s Social Risk Map” and “Accessible Zaragoza”, as a PI.

At CIM I teach at the following modules:


As an activist, I contribute to open and alternative projects and initiatives such as OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, or QGIS, I a member of several cooperatives of the social economy, and I am one of the co-founders of Collaborative Mapping, an action-research group to promote the tools and knowledge to make open and alternative cartographies available to the general public. I have also taken part in several mapathons and hackathons, such as Médecins Sans Frontières’ Humanitarian mapathons (organizer), Meta-decidim’s Participatory Science’s workshop of data on tourist accommodationLink opens in a new window, or Tabakalera’s Summerlab on Data Literacy (invited), amongst others.

Research Profile

The combination of such diverse experiences, interests, and skills has articulated my research agenda within the Urban Studies, structured around two pillars: 1) the commodifications between cities, technology, and society, and 2) co-production and collective-action. So far, I have applied a spatial reading with a social perspective to the topic of urban, spatial inequities, and, more specifically, on urban mobility for disabled people and urban commons to find ways in which cities can be more resilient and egalitarian.

Working at CIM as Senior Research Software Engineer has given me the opportunity of bridging my passions by applying technology and software through an social perspective and within a collaborative setting to the existing diverse and interdisciplinar research culture and teaching of the Centre.

Areas of Interest: Urban Studies, Open Science, Commons, Co-production, Data Visualisation, Spatial Justice

Selected Publications

A complete list of publications can be seen in my ORCID profileLink opens in a new window or Google ScholarLink opens in a new window:

Cámara-Menoyo, C., Vivas-Elias, J., Ribera-Fumaz, R., & León-Casero, J. (2022). Hacia una agenda urbana del común: Un estudio de caso de las reivindicaciones políticas de los comunes urbanos en Barcelona. Revista EURE - Revista de Estudios Urbano Regionales, 48(143), 1–20.
Cámara-Menoyo, C., Ribera-Fumaz, R., & Vivas Elias, P. (2021). Problematizando los comunes urbanos: Hacia una aproximación “provincializada”. urbe. Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana, 13(e20190185).
León Casero, J., & Cámara-Menoyo, C. (2020). La precariedad de los comunes urbanos frente al derecho público europeo. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 19(3), 726–743.
Cámara-Menoyo, C. (2019). Urban Commons and the Production of Alternatives to the Neoliberal City. In Disciplines of the City: New Forms of Governance in Today’s Postmetropolises (pp. 137–168). Nova Publishers.
Ruiz, A., Temes-Córdovez, R. R., & Cámara-Menoyo, C. (2018). Accesibilidad y tecnologías de información colaborativas. Cartografías para una ciudad inclusiva. Bitácora Urbano Territorial, 28(1), 155–162.
Cámara-Menoyo, C., Ruiz-Varona, A., & León-Casero, J. (2017). Integrando SIG con fines sociales en el currículum educativo: El caso de Zaragoza Accesible. Jornadas sobre Innovación Docente en Arquitectura, 5, 56–66.
León Casero, J., & Cámara-Menoyo, C. (2015). La arquitectura de la seducción: Un análisis de las arquitecturas digitales en la sociedad de consumo. Arte, Individuo y Sociedad, 27(3), 445–460.
Carlos Cámara


Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
University of Warwick


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