This project is the result of a collaboration between the research group in Social, Environmental and Organizational Psychology (PsicoSAO) (2014SGR992), linked to the University of Barcelona; and ARC, which is part of the Integrated Architectural Research (IAR) group of the School of Architecture La Salle, Ramon Llull University (2014SGR970).

Research Group in Social, Environmental and Organizational Psychology –PsicoSAO, University of Barcelona (2014SGR992)

The 'PsicoSAO' group, composed of researchers from the Department of Social Psychology of the University of Barcelona, is dedicated to the analysis of social, environmental and organizational themes, as well as to the design of psychosocial intervention and evaluation plans in micro and macro contexts.

Although its history goes back to the 1980s, when the activities of the research group on Intervention and Environmental Management (GRIGA) started, the group was founded in 2005, being recognized as a consolidated research group by the Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) of the Generalitat de Catalunya. During this time, the group has participated in many research projects in collaboration with researchers from other universities. The results of these projects have been reported in publications and communications in national and international conferences.

The activities of the group aim at promoting welfare, inclusion and social cohesion; improving environmental management and developing the human resources in organizations. The activity of the group has fostered links between the private sector and the public administration, especially in those knowledge areas that are related to environmental management and to the creation of social dynamics in the city.

Enric Pol Urrutia

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Group Director. Professor in Social and Environmental Psychology in the Department of Social Psychology. Since 1988, co-Director of the Master in Environmental Intervention and Management: Individual and Society (UB-UAB).

Research — History of Environmental Psychology. Appropriation and symbolism of space. Urban space and city social dynamics. Environmental management. Environmental conflicts and the NIMBY effect. Globalization and quality of life. Member of the Sustainability Commission (UB) and of the research network Edusost, IAPS, PSICAMB and ArpEnv.

epol@ub.edu

Maria Rosa Bonet Casas

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Vice-director of the Master in Environmental Intervention and Management: Individual and Society (UB-UAB).

Research — Urban environmental culture; appropriation, interaction, participation and evaluation of urban environments; children's play areas: conformation, use and regulation. Member of the Barcelona Official College of Graduates, the Catalan Society of Philosophy, FAD, PSICAMB and IAPS.

mrbonet.mia@ub.edu

Moisés Carmona

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Professor in the Department of Social Psychology and of the Master in Psychosocial Intervention

Teaching — Applied Social Psychology, Community Psychology and Psychosocial Intervention. Coordinator of the Module of Procedures and Techniques for Psychosocial Intervention within the Master in Psychosocial intervention.

Research — Community action; individual, group and community empowerment; community- based art practices as builders of citizen participation. Member of the Board in the Committee of the European Association for Community Psychology.

mcarmona@ub.edu

Angela Castrechini

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Professor in the Department of Social Psychology, of the Master in Psychosocial Intervention and of the Master in Environmental Intervention and Management: Individual and Society, Department of Social Psychology.

Teaching — Applied Social Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Social Communication Psychology.

Research — Social representations about environmental and social issues: environmental problems, climate change, citizen insecurity. Analysis of media: press and communication campaigns. Member of the research network Edusost, IAPS and PSICAMB.

acastrechini@ub.edu

Andres Di Masso

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Lecturer in the Department of Social Psychology, of the Master in Environmental Intervention and Management: Individual and Society

Teaching — Applied Social Psychology, Political Psychology, Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methods.

Research — Critical discourse analysis. Ideological construction of subjective and territorial relations person-place. Public space, conflict and antagonist building of citizenship. Member of the study group on Cultural Community and Political Psychology and of the OSPDH.

adimasso@ub.edu

Sergi Valera

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Professor in the Department of Social Psychology. Coordinator of the postgraduate studies in Environmental Intervention and Urban Environment. Professor of the Master in Psychosocial Intervention and of the Master in Urban Design: Art, City, Society

Teaching — Applied Social Psychology and Environmental Psychology.

Research — Urban social identity, public space and insecurity, positive psychology. Member of the research network of Edusost, IAPS and PSICAMB.

svalera@ub.edu

Research Group ARC, Engineering and Architecture La Salle- Ramon Llull University, Barcelona (2014SGR970)

ARC is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the design, development and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in architecture, in different areas: pedagogy, design, and research. The group was founded in 1999. It was officially recognized as a research group by the Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) in 2009. Currently, ARC is part of the Integrated Architectural Research group (IAR), School of Architecture La Salle, likewise recognized as a research group by the AGAUR in 2014. Since its foundation, ARC has carried out many educational and research projects whose results have been published in international journals and conferences.
ARC has accumulated an extensive experience on participatory analysis of urban and domestic space. In 2000 a pioneer project was carried out with the purpose of involving the residents of Sagrada Familia neighborhood in Barcelona in the analysis of their neighborhood through the Internet. FIXA’T-HI, developed between 2005 and 2007, is a learning environment that facilitates the collaborative construction of a territory from the relationships among images, words and places. As part of the European project OIKODOMOS (2007-2011) and with the help of citizens and architecture students, a participatory analysis of the neighborhood Plus Ultra, was carried out. Since 2012, in the framework of the program UMVA – Unidad Móvil de Video Arquitectura, and in collaboration with civil organizations and neighbours, various neighbourhoods of the city of Barcelona have been studied, using the video as a tool for analysis and communication. Finally, and within the European program OIKONET a study about the domestic space with the collaboration of architecture students and members of a housing cooperative, has been carried out.

Leandro Madrazo

Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull

PhD in Architecture. Director of the Research Group ARC. Professor of Architecture, Ramon Llull University.

Research — New instruments and educational methods in architecture, energy information systems, component-based design and construction, housing, spatial representation, and design methodology.

madrazo@salleurl.edu

Ángel Martín Cojo

Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull

Architect, associate lecturer and researcher in the ARC group. In 2010, he obtained the Diplom of Advanced Studies (D.E.A).

Research — Participatory design, post-occupational evaluation, new tools and pedagogic methods in architecture, component-based design and construction , housing.

amartin@salleurl.edu

Mario Hernández

Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull

Architect, associate lecturer and researcher in the ARC group.

Research — Interface design and participatory processes in art and architecture. Interfaces for collaborative learning. Perception and representation of the space and the territory.

marioh@salleurl.edu

Álvaro Sicilia

Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull

Computer Science Engineer, Researcher in the ARC group. Coordinator of the computer applications area of the group.

Research — Energy efficiency, component-based design and construction, Semantic Web technologies, collaborative learning environments, information systems and knowledge visualization. Member of the Spanish Thematic Network of Linked Data.

asicilia@salleurl.edu

Gonçal Costa

Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull

Engineer in Computer Science, Multimedia and Electronics. He is researcher of the ARC group.

Research — Participatory design, component-based design and construction, application of Semantic Web technologies in the AEC sector (Architecture, Engineering, Construction).

gcosta@salleurl.edu

Collaborators

Laura Benitez Pérez

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Psicóloga (Universidad de Guadalajara, MX), estudiante del Máster en Intervenció Psicosocial (UB)

Laura Benitez Reixach

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Student of Social and Environmental Psychology

Jose Antonio Dorado

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Student of Social and Environmental Psychology

Àlex Mata Carlús

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Student of Social and Environmental Psychology

Gemma Navarro Perucha

Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull

Student of Architecture

Livia Di Pietro

Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull

Student of Architecture

Onditz Portabella

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Ciències Polítiques i de l'Administració (UPF), Màster en Gestió e Intervenció Ambiental (UB)

Georgina Rosell Bellot

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Student of Social and Environmental Psychology

Victoria Sedkowski

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Psicóloga (UCM), estudiante del Máster en Intervenció Psicosocial (UB)

Carolina Soto Aliaga

Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull

Student of Architecture

Kim Stantiford

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Psicóloga (UAM), estudiante del Máster en Intervenció Psicosocial (UB)