Our economy is a degenerative system

Republished from Medium.com Impacts of resource hungry exploitative economies “What is 120 times the size of London? The answer: the land or ecological footprint required to supply London’s needs.” — Herbert Giradet Our ecological footprint exceeds the Earth’s capacity to regenerate. A number of useful indicators and frameworks have been developed to measure the ecological impact that humanity… Continue reading

​Strengthening the Movement for a Cooperative Digital Economy Through The Platform Co-op Development Kit

What is the Kit? The Platform Co-op Development Kit is a multi-year project that advances the cooperative digital economy. The Kit is a project by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium, homed at The New School in New York City, in collaboration with the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto, and platform co-op communities… Continue reading

Douglas Rushkoff on the importance of human connection in the digital age

Douglas Rushkoff, speaking at this summer’s Future Fest explores the importance of human connection in the digital age. About Team Human A provocative, exciting, and important rallying cry to reassert our human spirit of community and teamwork.”―Walter Isaacson Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. Douglas Rushkoff, digital… Continue reading

Bringing platform cooperatives to Japan: Q&A with Mathias Sager

Nithin Coca: The Platform Cooperative Japan Consortium (PCJ) is the first organization in Asia focused on promoting the idea of platform cooperatives — businesses that bring the structure of traditional cooperatives, including worker ownership and governance — to the digital world. PCJ was founded by Mathias Sager and is directly connected to the New York City-based Platform Cooperativism network (Shareable is… Continue reading

The Not-for-Profit World Our Hearts Know is Possible

Presentation by Prof. Donnie Maclurcan (@donmacca) of the Post Growth Institute (@postgrowth) on the Not-for-Profit World model, designed in collaboration with Jennifer Hinton (@hintojen) and Sarah Reibstein (@sarahreibstein) Hosted at London South Bank University (@LSBU), 6th Oct., by Prof. Ros Wade (@RosWade1). Filmed by Jeremy Williams (@jeremy_willaims) of www.makewealthhistory.org. Event organised by Gudrun Freese (@doshorts)… Continue reading

The Smart City and other ICT-led techno-imaginaries: Any room for dialogue with Degrowth?

An article by Hug March that was recently published at the Journal of Cleaner Production. Find the full article here. Highlights Smart City is a technology-led urban response to global environmental challenges. Smart City may imply technological determinism, privatisation and depoliticisation. ICT may open the prospect of alternative, non-capitalist urban transformations. Degrowth should establish a… Continue reading

​“We Are Poor but So Many”: Self-Employed Women’s Association of India and the Team of the Platform Co-op Development Kit

​“We Are Poor but So Many”: Self-Employed Women’s Association of India and the Team of the Platform Co-op Development Kit Co-Design Two Projects Last month, after a year of preliminary conversations, the team leading work on the Platform Co-op Development Kit launched a collaboration with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) – the largest organization of… Continue reading

Reconnecting Agriculture to our Cultural Base: An Interview with Ana Felicien

Ana Felicien and Cira Pascual Marquina – Reposted from Venezuelanalysis.com Ana Felicien works at Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research and is a founding member of the Semillas del Pueblo (People’s Seeds) movement. She researches in the areas of agroecology and food sovereignty. In this interview with Venezuelanalysis, we asked her about grassroots attempts to achieve… Continue reading

Community Control of Land and Housing

Jarrid Green: Exploring strategies for combating displacement, expanding ownership, and building community wealth A historical legacy of displacement and exclusion, firmly rooted in racism and discriminatory public policy, has fundamentally restricted access to land and housing and shaped ownership dynamics, particularly for people of color and low-income communities. Today, many communities across the country are facing new threats of… Continue reading