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Cassián Yde, Nizaiá

Researcher Nizaiá Cassián Yde's R&I work focuses on analysing the contemporary city's forms of biopolitical governance and spatial governmentality. She is a doctoral degree holder in Social Psychology and professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Her field of research is in the connection between urban studies, transformations in the productive-spatial model in the contemporary post-Fordist city, and feminist perspectives that tackle socio-spatial relationships in the field of work, care and body. In her work, she is interested in the relationships between urban planning, intervention in the public space and how particular forms of spatialization are related to the conception and governance of the productive body and urban infrastructures of care, creating inclusion/exclusion effects.

As a researcher, she has taken part in various projects in the field of technological innovations in the area of care and the ethical reflections that accompany these transformations. These projects include the European project EFORTT “Ethical Frameworks for Telecare Technologies for Older People at Home” (FP7, 2008-2011) and the projects “Elderly, social media and social isolation” (RECERCAIXA-2012-ACUP-00325); “Science, Technology and Attention to Dependence” (National RDI Plan, 2008-2011); and “Feeling at home with Technologies? An analysis of the impact of (assistive) technologies for the elderly and disabled people” (Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2007-2009).

In the last ten years, she has actively participated in various feminist and right-to-the-city spaces and groups, collaborating in participative and militant research processes in this field.

She is a member of the CareNet (Care and Preparedness in the Network Society) research group at the UOC.

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