THOMAS ERMACORA | cities, localisation

THOMAS ERMACORA | cities, localisation

Thomas Ugo Ermacora, Creative Platform Curator, is a passionate dano-italian urbanist and geographer acting mostly as a creative social entrepreneur focused on sustainability. Skeptical about the ethos in architecture and planning professions after work with Zero Carbon projects in Europe, in particular on a Frank Gehry Masterplan, he shifted towards a trust in participatory design practices and started the visionary CLEAR VILLAGE to rethink space, one village at a time and focus on upgrading the existing with communities.

Thomas also runs the transition consultancy Etikstudio to promote sensible lifestyles through experience platforms such as exhibits and events for which he currently acts as Strategy & Creative Director, involving curatorial practice and concept design. One of the main outcomes has been a travelling platform exhibition on cycling culture called “Dreams on Wheels” in collaboration with Gehl Architects and Biomega amongst others. It has been touring for 8 years now and been seen by over a million people since it was selected as official COP15 prelude and supported by the Danish Foreign Ministry.

Beyond these activities he has owned an organic slowfood-inspired restaurant, a webtv production company and acts as business angel or board member in a few early stage green start-ups such as the Ethical Economy ltd making value-based performance tools, the Material Connexion Award 2009 nominee Cellucomp ltd and Inhabitat.com, the largest online sustainable design publication. Regional Ambassador for INDEX, member of Bioneers and Royal Society of Arts Fellow, he was recently appointed advisor to the RIBA Building Futures think tank.

Links

Clear Village

Article | ‘Micro urbanism, human scale and pace in urban planning’
Twitter | @termacora