Carlo Altamirano-Allende

Doctoral candidate, Human and Social Dimensions, ASU


Carlo is a Fulbright fellow doctoral student at the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program at ASU and research assistant at CSPO-CNS. His main research interests lie in the convergence between science and democracy, focusing mainly on public participation processes and citizen engagement for anticipatory governance in urban environments.

Along this line, he is exploring the use of different media as an alternative and effective way for engaging the publics in thinking about sociotechnical systems and about different pathways towards possible futures. Additionally, he is currently working with the Global Institute of Sustainability in developing evaluative guidelines for public participation processes in urban planning for sustainable developments.

Carlo holds a B.S. and M.S. in Physics for the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where he researched on the statistical and thermodynamical basis for Complex Systems theory. Outside the academic world, Carlo is a contemporary arts enthusiast interested in street art, socially engaged art projects, photography and yoga.