Ricard Espelt

Ricard Espelt is an interdisciplinary researcher and academic specializing in action research within the fields of social sciences, humanities, and the cultural sphere. Holding a Doctorate in Information Society and Knowledge as well as an Industrial Doctorate in Social Sciences and Humanities, he boasts a diverse academic background that includes a degree in Fine Arts.

Currently, he holds the position of Senior Researcher at TURBA (IN3) and is a member of the UOC Rural Network driving group (UOC). Additionally, he is a visiting researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin. He is also a co-founder of the inLoft Cultural and Research Center in Copons, Barcelona.

@ricardespelt // research & personal website // ricardespelt [at] uoc.edu


Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Greshake Tzovaras, B. (2023). “One button in my pocket instead of the smartphone”: A methodological assemblage connecting self-research and autoethnography in a digital disengagement study. Methodological Innovations, 20597991231161092. https://doi.org/10.1177/20597991231161093
Soro, E., Espelt, R., & Fuster Morell, M. (2023). Making sense of platform-mediated residences in tourist destinations. A semiotic analysis of the controversy around home sharing in Barcelona. Social Semiotics, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2023.2190454
Fuster Morell, M., Renau Cano, M., & Espelt, R. (2023). Democratizzare l’economia di piattaforma. In M. Pirone (Ed.), Ultimo miglio. Lavoro di piattaforma e conflitti urbani (pp. 55–72). Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. https://fondazionefeltrinelliit/schede/ultimo-miglio/
Senabre Hidalgo, E., Wagener, A., Wandl-Vogt, E., & Lew, R. (2022). Manifesto sprint on biocultural diversity: an experimental approach to knowledge co-creation, discourse design and collaborative writing. Cogent Arts & Humanities, 9(1), 2050603. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311983.2022.2050603
Fuster Morell, M., & Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2022). Co-creation applied to public policy: a case study on collaborative policies for the platform economy in the city of Barcelona. CoDesign, 18(3), 378–397. https://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2020.1854313
Senabre Hidalgo, E., Ball, M. P., Opoix, M., & Greshake Tzovaras, B. (2022). Shared motivations, goals and values in the practice of personal science: a community perspective on self-tracking for empirical knowledge. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-022-01199-0
Espelt, R. (2022). L’economia solidària contemporània com a eina de transformació social i econòmica del territori rural. In R. Cerarols & J. Nogué (Eds.), L’altre món rural. Reflexions i experiències de la nova ruralitat catalana (pp. 173–190). Tigre de Paper. https://www.tigredepaper.cat/ca/cataleg/l-altre-mon-rural
Tzovaras, B. G., nabre Hidalgo, E., Alexiou, K., Baldy, L., Morane, B., Bussod, I., Fribourg, M., Wac, K., Wolf, G., & Ball, M. (2021). Using an Individual-Centered Approach to Gain Insights From Wearable Data in the Quantified Flu Platform: Netnography Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(9), e28116. https://doi.org/10.2196/28116
Morell, M. F., Espelt, R., & Cano, M. R. (2021). Platform cooperativism: Analysis of the democratic qualities of cooperativism as an economic alternative in digital environments. CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, 102, 5–31. https://doi.org/10.7203/CIRIEC-E.102.18429
Fuster Morell, M., Espelt, R., & Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2021). Data for Sustainable Platform Economy: Connections between Platform Models and Sustainable Development Goals. Data, 6(2), 7. https://doi.org/10.3390/data6020007
Cano, M. R., Espelt, R., & Morell, M. F. (2021). Flexibility and freedom for whom? Precarity, freedom and flexibility in on-demand food delivery. Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation, 15, 46–68. https://doi.org/10.13169/workorgalaboglob.15.1.0046
Senabre Hidalgo, E., Perelló, J., Becker, F., Bonhoure, I., Legris, M., & Cigarini, A. (2021). Participation and Co-creation in Citizen Science. In K. Vohland, A. Land-Zandstra, L. Ceccaroni, R. Lemmens, J. Perelló, M. Ponti, R. Samson, & K. Wagenknecht (Eds.), The Science of Citizen Science (pp. 199–218). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58278-4_11
Espelt, R. (2020). Agroecology prosumption: The role of CSA networks. Journal of Rural Studies, 79, 269–275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.08.032
Fuster Morell, M., Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Rodríguez, E. (2020). Goteo.org civic crowdfunding and match-funding data connecting Sustainable Development Goals. Scientific Data, 7(1), 132. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0472-0
Fuster Morell, M., Espelt, R., & Renau Cano, M. (2020). Sustainable Platform Economy: Connections with the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability, 12(18), 7640. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187640
Edwards, F., & Espelt, R. (2020). Technology for degrowth: Implementing digital platforms for community supported agriculture. In A. Nelson & F. Edwards (Eds.), Food for Degrowth (pp. 128–140). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003004820-13/technology-degrowth-ferne-edwards-ricard-espelt
Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (2019). Co-designed strategic planning and agile project management in academia: case study of an action research group. Palgrave Communications, 5(1), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0364-0
Fuster Morell, M., & Espelt, R. (2019). A Framework to Assess the Sustainability of Platform Economy: The Case of Barcelona Ecosystem. Sustainability, 11(22), 6450. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11226450
Espelt, R., & Fuster Morell, M. (2019). A Framework for Assessing Democratic Qualities in Collaborative Economy Platforms: Analysis of 10 Cases in Barcelona. In G. Salvia, E. Morello, & A. Arcidiacono (Eds.), Sharing Cities Shaping Cities. Urban Science. https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03897-989-0
Senabre Hidalgo, E. (2019). Adapting the scrum framework for agile project management in science: case study of a distributed research initiative. Heliyon, 5(3), e01447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01447
Espelt, R., & Fuster Morell, M. (2019). Ecosistema col·laboratiu de Barcelona: anàlisi de 100 plataformes i de 10 casos paradigmàtics. In M. Fuster Morell (Ed.), Una visió global de les ciutats i local de Barcelona sobre polítiques d’economia de plataforma i col·laborativa (pp. 259–286). Sehen (UOC). https://www.editorialuoc.com/sharing-cities_1
Espelt, R. (2019). Cooperativisme agroecològic i economia digital a la ciutat de Barcelona. In M. Fuster Morell (Ed.), Una visió global de les ciutats i local de Barcelona sobre polítiques d’economia de plataforma i col·laborativa (pp. 341–352). Sehen (UOC). https://www.editorialuoc.com/sharing-cities_1
Fuster Morell, M., & Espelt, R. (2018). A Framework for Assessing Democratic Qualities in Collaborative Economy Platforms: Analysis of 10 Cases in Barcelona. Urban Science, 2(3), 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci2030061
Senabre Hidalgo, E. S. (2018). Management of a Multidisciplinary Research Project: A Case Study on Adopting Agile Methods. Journal of Research Practice, 14(1), P1–P1. http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/588
Espelt, R., & Fuster Morell, M. (2018). Sharing Cities. A worldwide cities overview on platform economy policies with a focus on Barcelona. In M. Fuster Morell (Ed.), Barcelona sharing ecosystem: Analysis of 100 platforms and 10 paradigmatic cases (pp. 225–250). Sehen (UOC). https://www.editorialuoc.com/sharing-cities
Senabre, E., Ferran-Ferrer, N., & Perelló, J. (2018). Diseño participativo de experimentos de ciencia ciudadana. Comunicar: Revista Científica de Comunicación y Educación, 26(54), 29–38. https://doi.org/10.3916/C54-2018-03
Espelt, R., Peña-López, I., & Vega, N. (2017). Plataformas digitales: grupos y cooperativas de consumo versus La Colmena que dice sí, el caso de Barcelona. La Economía Colaborativa En La Era Del Capitalismo Digital, 15, 144–174. https://doi.org/10.15213/REDEs.n15.P145
Garriga Miret, M., Gómez Fontanills, D., Senabre Hidalgo, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (n.d.). Collaborative Online Writing and Techno-Social Communities of Practice Around the Commons: The Case of Teixidora.net in Barcelona » The Journal of Peer Production. Retrieved May 25, 2023, from http://peerproduction.net/issues/issue-11-city/peer-reviewed-papers/the-case-of-teixidora-net-in-barcelona/