Luis is a PhD candidate at the University of Technology Sydney, researching ridesharing
platforms, their design and development, and how they challenge institutions in cities of
the global south. For the setting of Bogotá, Colombia, he is studying the evolution of the
institutionalisation processes of these platforms from 2013 to 2021, together with the
characteristics and varieties of their operation, the interfaces with the government and
the drivers’ perceptions of their work. All in all, looking to engage with emergent themes
in digital futures, particularly the relevance of considering the development of Mobility
as a Service (MaaS) while dealing with institutional constraints, and what people’s
platform engagement can tell us about digital service design.
Luis holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Urban Economics from the Torcuato Di Tella
University (2018) and a B.Arch./M.Arch. from the University of Belgrano (2015) both in
Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before coming to Australia, he worked as a policy research
officer and coordinator for the Argentine Ministry of Transportation, the City Government
of Buenos Aires, and the University of Buenos Aires (2014 -2019). His research interests
are urban studies and planning, design research, institutional theory, organisation
science and techno-politics of the city.