Date archives "June 2018"

Some learnings on resolving conflict on Loomio

Joshua Vial: I can’t imagine Enspiral working without Loomio. It’s not just a core part of our technical stack, it is a cornerstone of our social architecture and shapes how we deal with powerful human forces of belonging, trust and power. On Loomio we are trying to make decisions about issues which a large number of different people care deeply… Continue reading

How Cooperation Richmond is empowering marginalized communities to build an equitable economy

Robert Raymond: Lying a few miles south of Marin County and just across the bay from San Francisco, the city of Richmond, California, is situated within two of the wealthiest regions of the United States. Richmond, however, does not share in this wealth. Its downtown has been largely abandoned and its northern periphery is on… Continue reading

Democratising AgTech? Agriculture and the Digital Commons | Part 2

Agriculture 3.0 describes the increasing implementation and promotion of digital technologies in agricultural production. Promising more efficient farming, higher yields and environmental sustainability, AgTech has entered the mainstream, pushed by the EU, international corporations and national governments across the world. Increasingly, serious questions are raised about the impact of such market-oriented technologies on the agricultural… Continue reading

Anatomy of a renters union

What is it that happens when a group of people comes together, intent on fighting for more control over their lives? There is no one answer to that, but I have witnessed the birth of one particular new common project: London Renters Union. Building the union has sometimes felt a slow and painstaking process, but… Continue reading