About me

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I work at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (Austrian Academy of Sciences) on knowledge co-creation processes and digital participation. I got my PhD in Sociology on the Information and Knowledge Society from the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), under the direction of Dr. Mayo Fuster Morell. With her I’m co-founder and collaborator of the Dimmons.net research group, focused on digital Commons and public policies for the platform economy.

Member of the Platoniq collective, I have been co-founder and project manager of the Goteo.org platform for civic crowdfunding, where I specialised in collaborative knowledge methods and participatory design for civic impact.

I have also been a research fellow at CECAN (University of Surrey), vice-president of the Observatory for CyberSociety and associated professor of software studies at the UOC. I’m a certified Scrum Master by the Scrum Alliance, a facilitator role I have been implementing for different international projects, like Europeana Creative or the Connected Action for the Commons network of the European Cultural Foundation.

I have also worked as a coordinator of the City and Collaboration department at Citilab-Cornellà and as online content coordinator of the Infonomía network, as well as implemented eLearning projects and open educational resources for various institutions, like the Government of Catalonia or the Mozilla Foundation.


Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (2019). Co-designed strategic planning and agile project management in academia: case study of an action research group. Palgrave Communications, 5(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0364-0

Senabre Hidalgo, E., Wandl-Vogt, E., Dorn, A., & Souza, R. R. (2019, October). Mapping uncertainty around research data: a Digital Humanities transdisciplinary perspective adopting the Johari window. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (pp. 804-809). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3362789.3362931

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2019). Adapting the scrum framework for agile project management in science: case study of a distributed research initiative. Heliyon, 5(3), e01447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01447

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2018, October). Dotmocracy and Planning Poker for Uncertainty Management in Collaborative Research: Two Examples of Co-creation Techniques Derived from Digital Culture. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (pp. 833-839). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3284179.3284325

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2018). Management of a multidisciplinary research project: A case study on adopting agile methods. Journal of Research Practice, 14(1), Article M2. http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/588

Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (2018, August). Match-Funding as a Formula for Crowdfunding: A Case Study on the Goteo.org Platform. In Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (p. 23). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3233391.3233967

Garriga, M., Gómez-Fontanills, D.,Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (2018) Collaborative Online Writing and Techno-Social Communities of Practice Around the Commons: The Case of Teixidora.net in Barcelona. Journal of Peer Production (11). https://goo.gl/C37h17

Senabre Hidalgo, E., Ferran-Ferrer, N. & Perelló, J. (2018) Participatory design of citizen science experiments. Comunicar, 54. https://doi.org/10.3916/C54-2018-03

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2017). Developing a research co-design toolkit: a citizen science case study. Proceedings of the REDO Cumulus conference. http://cumuluskolding2017.org/proceedings/

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2009). New dynamics in offline knowledge sharing: when digital culture appropriates the physical space. Observatory for CyberSociety.

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2006). Meritocracy and vandalism in Wikipedia. Observatory for CyberSociety.

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2006). Collaboration in the development of free and open-source software. Observatory for CyberSociety.


Gómez, D.,Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Fuster, M. (2018). Barcelona sharing ecosystem: A timeline, in Sharing Cities: A worldwide cities overview on platform economy policies with a focus on Barcelona, Editorial UOC, Barcelona. http://www.share.barcelona/book/

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2015). Goteo: Crowdfunding to build new Commons, in Patterns of Commoning, Off the Commons Books, Massachusetts. http://patternsofcommoning.org/goteo-crowdfunding-to-build-new-commons/

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2012). Online Creation and the Wikipedia Community, in Acción comunitaria en la red, Graó Publishers, Barcelona.


Fuster Morell, M., Carballa, B., Smorto, G., Espelt, R., Imperatore, P., Rebordosa, M., Rocas, M., Rodríguez, N.,Senabre Hidalgo, E. & Ciurcina, M. (2017). Multidisciplinary Framework on Commons Collaborative Economy. (Deliverable D2.1 DECODE Project – Decentralised Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem H2020–ICT-2016-1). https://goo.gl/CAFuSW

Lucarelli, S., Musolino, E., Rocchi, G., Ciacciarelli, S., Laniado, D., Espelt, R.,Senabre Hidalgo, E., Fuster, M., & Bria, F. (2017). Economic and regulatory analysis of data platforms and value creation models of the on demand economy. (Deliverable D2.2 DECODE Project – Decentralised Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem H2020–ICT-2016-1). https://goo.gl/iZQMyb

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2015). Methodologies of open co-creation around digital culture. Europeana Creative project. https://goo.gl/jCVusd

Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Guadián, C. (2008) Actions in the information and knowledge society in the major municipalities of Catalonia. Research report for FOBSIC. https://goo.gl/5NZpVu


Senabre Hidalgo, E. & Espelt, R. (2019). (des)vestim(la): Art and Responsible Consumption. Article for CCCB Lab: http://lab.cccb.org/en/desvestimla-art-and-responsible-consumption/

Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (2018). Towards a data commons. Article for CCCB Lab: http://lab.cccb.org/en/towards-a-data-commons/

Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Espelt, R. (2016). The User Experience in Platform Cooperativism. Article for CCCB Lab: http://lab.cccb.org/en/the-user-experience-in-platform-cooperativism/

Marttila, S., Holm, C., Hyypp., K. Gordea, S., Laakso, N., Stokes, L., &Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2015). Delivery of Europeana Creative design pilot. Technical report. https://goo.gl/mdpg1u

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2014). Co-creation workshops with open DNA. Article for CCCB Lab: http://lab.cccb.org/en/co-creation-workshops-with-open-dna/

Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Platoniq (2011). Crowdfunding as the trojan horse of the commons. Article for CCCB Lab: http://lab.cccb.org/en/crowdfunding-as-the-trojan-horse-of-the-commons/

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2010). Parallelisms between Wikipedia’s peer-production model and Open Source environments. https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikipediaOS

Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2005). E-mail chain letters: the role of the known sender. UOC Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme – PhD coursework (TD05-003) http://www.uoc.edu/in3/dt/esp/senabre0505.html


Agile for research management – Rethinking Research (Disrupting and Challenging Research Practices, Coventry University). 20 January 2018.

The citizen science co-design toolkit – Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S, Boston). 30 August 2017.

Keynote on Platforms for Urban Resilience – Experimental co-Design Approaches Symposium (University of Sheffield). 26 May 2017.

Master Class on Citizen Innovation – Master in City & Technology (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona). 10 May 2017.

Lecture at University Transdisciplinary Lab (The New School, NY) – Civic Innovation: Strategies and Practices for Transformative Change. 10 Nov. 2016.

Collaborative Economy and Public Policies in Barcelona: 3rd IASC-Conference on Knowledge Commons (Paris). 21 October 2016.

Open Learning in Barcelona – Mozilla Lab (DML 2011 – Digital Media and Learning en Long Beach, Long Beach). 2 March 2011.

Use of wikis for political participation  (Wikimania 2008, Taipei). 18 July 2008.

Meritocracy, vandalism and similarities with Open Source development (Wikimania 2007, Taipei). 4 August 2007.


PROVIDEDH (Co-creation facilitation) 2018-2019. https://providedh.eu/

DECODE (WP coordination) 2017-2019. https://decodeproject.eu/

STEM4youth (Co-creation facilitation) 2016-2018. http://www.stem4youth.eu/

Making Sense (Member of Advisory Board) 2015-2017. http://making-sense.eu/

P2P Value (Pilot partner) 2013-2016.  https://p2pvalue.eu/

Europeana Creative (WP coordination and co-creation facilitation) 2013-2016. https://pro.europeana.eu/project/europeana-creative-project


Working session: Mapping citizen science initiatives and futures – COST Action City + Citizen Science – Barcelona (7 February 2019)

Working session: Designing interoperable apps for the open app ecosystem – Open Coop 17 Conference – London  (17 February 2017).

Co-creation and co-design – Platoniq workshops: at Athens, Badajoz, Barcelona, Helsinki, Mons, Paris, Prague, Warsaw. (2014-2018).

Open crowdfunding with social impact – Goteo workshops: at Berlin, Bilbao, Bogotá, Caracas, Chișinău, Copenhague, Dublin, Estocolmo, Madrid, Manchester, Marsella, Rome, Sevilla, Vienna, Yokohama, Zaragoza. (2011-2015).

BookiMobile Lab for book editing and printing – CCCB Kosmopolis Festival – Barcelona (25-26 March 2011).

“Breakout” coworking events in the public space (various locations) – Barcelona (2009-2010).


Co-creation methodology, organisation and facilitation: Sharing Cities Summit Barcelona 2018. http://www.share.barcelona/

Organisation and facilitation: Lab Ciutat Oberta Barcelona “wiki-data-thon” 2018. http://dimmons.net/ciutatoberta/

Co-creation methodology and organisation: Procomuns 2016 and Procomuns 2017. http://procomuns.net/en/

Co-creation methodology and facilitation: Idea Camp 2014 http://www.culturalfoundation.eu/idea-camp-2014/ and Idea Camp 2015 http://www.culturalfoundation.eu/idea-camp-2015

Local organiser and coordinator: OpenRaval track at Mozilla Festival Barcelona 2011 – Drumbeat https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/events/Festival/Barcelona/OpenRaval (6 Nov. 2011).

Communication committee: 2nd International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity – Barcelona (26-29 March 2010)

Academic director: 4th Congress of CiberSociety – Analog crisis, digital future. https://goo.gl/44qFkj (12-29 Nov. 2009).

Co-creation methodology and facilitation: UrbanLabs 2008 & UrbanLabs 2009 (Citilab-Cornellà): http://urbanlabs.citilab.eu/index.php/English


Co-author – Guide to participatory methodologies aimed at its implementation: UOC Course materials for final project coursework (2018)

Editorial director & co-author – ACTIC online open educational resources: Catalan official accreditation of skills in information and communication technologies. http://actic.citilab.eu/ (2008)


(Des)vestim Aliments installation: Konvent Punt Zero – Berga (2018)

UrbanLabs Pavilion: Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial – Gijón (2008)


Guest Researcher – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (2018-2019). https://www.oeaw.ac.at/acdh/

CECAN Research Fellow – University of Surrey (2017-2018). https://www.cecan.ac.uk/

Co-founder – Pliegos.net (Publishing Platform).