After more than 10 years working on platforms that connect the arts with other areas of production, in 2018 we launched Borradores del futuro, Historias y fábulas sobre mundos posibles, from Azala, in Álava (Basque Country, Spain). It is a collection of short stories that aim to create counter-narratives to the dystopias that invade us and paralyse movement. The invited authors create speculative fables based on existing alternatives; they imagine a desirable future in which they would have expanded.
Parallel to the generation of new imaginaries, I am also interested in working on the transformation of political systems. I believe in deliberative democracy that includes the tool of sortition to choose groups of citizens capable of elaborating public policies. I was involved in the setting up of the City Observatory, from Madrid City Council, in February 2019. I am also co-founder of Deliberativa, I am an active member of the Democracy R&D network, a network that brings together more than 60 organizations and people in the world who work in favor of sortition and deliberation and I am co-creator of the Democracia por sorteo website. In September 2020, Consonni publishes a book (in Spanish) that we have co-written with Ernesto Ganuza: Democracy is possible, civic lottery and deliberation to rescue the power of citizens.
Previously, I have co-built projects linked to the social economy (mecambio.net) and collaborative processes (wikitoki.org). I have also been part of the network Arquitecturas Colectivas (arquitecturascolectivas.net). I have a degree in Political Science from the University of Bordeaux (France), and a Master in Arts Management from the Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh (Great Britain). I was selected by the British Council in 2009 as Spain’s representative in a programme on International Cultural Leaders.