What Does it Mean to Unlock the Next Economy?

Unlocking the Next Economy is about creating access to the physical assets of historical organizations with social purpose to support local economic change. Stir To Action’s year-long pilot will explore how these physical assets can be an important part of Community Economic Development (CED), and how un- and underused churches could specifically be a part… Continue reading

European Ecovillage Conference 2017- Ӓngsbacka, Sweden

European Ecovillage Conference 2017- Ӓngsbacka, Sweden “Conscious Happiness: Living the Future Today Solidarity, Resilience, and Hope” “This is an opportunity to take a drink from the wellspring of knowledge offered by people who are living a new normal.”-Charles Eisenstein, visionary and conference keynote speake The European Ecovillage Conference’s vibrant programme is brought alive by co-creators… Continue reading

This Summer, Build the Next Internet!

Reposted from ceptr.org Summer 2017 Residencies San Francisco CA ~ Ashland OR ~ Albuquerque NM At Ceptr we’re building a platform for distributed applications that will power new forms of human collaboration and help the world successfully navigate the daunting challenges we face. Designed using the organizational patterns found in nature, we’re opening new possibilities… Continue reading

A new international municipalist movement is on the rise – from small victories to global alternatives

Kate Shea Baird: In a world stuck between neoliberal crisis and authoritarianism, a reinvigorated municipalist movement is proving a powerful tool to build emancipatory alternatives from the ground up. From 9 – 11 of June, mayors, local councillors and activists from over 40 countries will meet in Barcelona for the international municipalist summit ‘Fearless Cities’…. Continue reading

Athens’ community wifi project Exarcheia Net brings internet to refugee housing projects

Exarcheia Net, a new wireless community network based in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens has set two goals: to bring internet access to refugee housing and solidarity projects and to develop neighborhood community wifi projects. Calling for action to protect open wifi networks, the Pirate Party’s Julia Reda writes how collectively built-up, not-for-profit wireless networks… Continue reading

Pixelache Helsinki 2017 Festival Announcement: Local & Decentralised

LOCAL & DECENTRALISED Pixelache Festival in Suvilahti cultural complex, Helsinki, 22nd-24th September 2017 After the 2015 festival that travelled through Living Spaces, and the 2016 festival delving deep into Interfaces for Empathy, Pixelache festival 2017 gathers stories of Local & Decentralised governance. Tapping in to the shift from centralised-capital based economies to de-centralised peer based… Continue reading