Daniel is a co-founder of the Digital Placemaking Institute and founder of The Wise City; a strategic design studio focused on making digital civic engagement apps, training and capacity building for civic service design. He is a senior fellow for Digital Placemaking at Project for Public Spaces, where he started the Digital Placemaking practice in 2010.
He was a steering committee member for NYC Participatory Budgeting’s first three years, and previously helped advance sustainable urbanism with Streetsblog and Streetfilms, and rebooted the community mapping product strategy at OpenPlans.
With 20 years of digital design consulting experience from Razorfish, Funny Garbage, Scholastic, and others, his focus today is on building communities of practice around place, socially engaged arts and media. Daniel offers talks, presentations, and trainings, most recently at Columbia University GSAPP, School of Visual Arts, Parsons The New School for Design, DOX Museum for Contemporary Art Prague, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, and the NYC Center for Architecture.
With a Colombian and Norwegian-American background this “Third Culture Kid” brings a multicultural awareness to all he works on. He lives in New York City where he co-founded two public space and public art Occupy Wall Street affinity groups and co-founded a neighborhood public space alliance in Brooklyn.