CosiCosa is an educational research project that focuses on awaken creativity and critical thinking through design and technology. Together with Laura Malinverni, Cristina Valero and Isabel García de la Cruz, I initiated the project in summer 2018.
After years of working and researching in the context of educational technologies, we have seen that very often the proposed activities tend to focus on tools and technical know-how, leaving little space to enhance creative development and the ability to critically reflect on the design and use of new technologies as a means of expression and knowledge. New technologies are transforming all areas of society and our daily lives, leading to very complex ethical and social challenges. 42% of girls and boys between 5 and 7 years old have their own tablet and 70% between 12 and 15 years old have a profile on social networks. However, the way technology is taught to young people does not respond to how it is used or how it affects society. That is why at CosiCosa, we design and carry out educational programs for children, teenagers and educators that allow us to explore the ethical and social implications of emerging technologies and their impact on our lives. We work with creative, participatory and reflective methodologies that promote a critical and committed view to train future generations as reflective users and responsible designers.
Since 2018 we have worked in different projects related to non-formal education with technologies in different art centres, schools and national libraries. Our projects have received both local and national funding. Among others, in 2018 we received the innovation prize for the project “Todo es un robot”, 2020 we were supported by the Program Preincubació, Barcelona Activa as one of the startup projects and received in 2020 the national grant FECYT for the project “Exposición Iterante: La ética de la máquina”.