Juan Carlos Carvajal Bermúdez is principal researcher at Open Service Engineering at Fraunhofer FOKUS. He has year long experience in (urban) interaction design, data visualization and web development. He is recently finished his PhD at the Bauhaus University Weimar. His doctoral thesis focuses on new methods of citizen participation based on digital technologies. He has also interested in decentralized models and tools for collaborative creation. His master thesis focused on art in public spaces and the participation of communities in the development of their environments. He is member of the board of the Media Architecture Institute and Advisor for public spaces at City Space Architecture.

His work has been exhibited at the Ars Electronica festival in Austria, the Media Architecture biennale in Denmark and the Media Architecture summit in Beijing. In Vienna he participated in the design and installation of a media facade that was used for interactive installations and video art. With the project “Cicloscopio” he won a Jury-award in the Velo-city cicling visionary awards 2013. He was selected as finalist for the Paseo project (Zaragoza) competitions of 2012 and 2013.

He has been exploring since 2006 the relation between architecture, digital media and urban space. He has developed projects that enable new forms of interaction; the participatory creation of patterns for digital facades; or enable urban communities to participate in the development of their cities.

· 2008 – 2012Master of Architecture

Technical University – Vienna

· 2003 – 2007Architecture

National University of Colombia – Bogotá

Technical skills

Programming: c++, openFrameworks, Arduino Java, Processing
Hardware: Design and production of PCB, Kicad, prototyping, soldering
Architecture software: Rhinoceros, Autocad, Archicad
Web-technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP