In the final narrative session, and keynote debate of OPEN 2018, Niki Okuk, Founder of Rco Tires, Guy Watson, Founder and Chair of Riverford Organic and Indra Adnam discuss how we can challenge the dominant model of capitalist business and the de facto pyramid structure of management in order to enable a more equitable society…. Continue reading
A Roadmap to Digital Urban Governance This publication is an output of the Interactive Cities URBACT network that explored how digital, social media and user generated content can improve today´s urban management in European cities, whatever size. This challenge has been tackled in two ways. This challenge has been tackled in two ways. Firstly, as an opportunity… Continue reading
Freelancers Union promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services. Nearly one in three working Americans is an independent worker. That’s 53 million people – and growing. We’re lawyers and nannies. We’re graphic designers and temps. We’re the future of the economy. And we’re stronger together than we are alone. Freelancers Union… Continue reading
Shu Yang Lin from PDIS.tw; Francesca Pick, Co-Founder Greaterthan & OuiShare Fest; and Richard Bartlett Co-founder of Loomio sharing insights into online decision-making systems; how online voting tools enable stakeholders to have an active say in decisions that affect them… See the shared notes from this session too.
The following texts are extracted from Southern Connected Communities Website. About SCC Our project is a model of what a community-controlled broadband ISP could be in rural Appalachia and the South. We have built a working line-of-sight broadband tower at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee, that will be able to deliver… Continue reading
Dominant platforms, like Uber and AirBnb were able to use millions of dollars to get to scale. But, without venture capital, what can platform co-ops do to match their growth? In this session, Vivian Woodell, ex CEO of The Phone Co-op and now head of The Foundation for Co-operative Innovation, leads an open discussion to… Continue reading
This session from OPEN 2018 provides The session features presentations from Louis Cousin from Cooperatives Europe, Colm Massey from the Solidarity Economy Association, Laura James Co-founder at Digital Life Collective, and Tom Ivey from domains.coop about their specific mapping projects and objectives. Photo by LaertesCTB
Michel is founder of P2PFoundation.net and a global advocate for CommonsTransition.org Both organisations are inspiring individuals in local, regional, national ‘communities of interest’, and ‘communities of practice’ to cooperatively design solutions toward a more sustainable human future (beyond the binary of Liberal/Labour fuelled toxic economics & exclusive capitalism), out of necessity. In this interview between Michel and Redland… Continue reading
Matthew Schutte, Director of Communications at Holo; Michael Linton, designer of LETSystem; and Sheron Shamuilia from Happonomy present their ideas from decades of research into the nature of money and discuss how a deeper understanding of “signals” and “transactions” inform a new view of the types of “money” which are appropriate for a new economy…. Continue reading
Reposted from the , the programme features interview with our colleague and Platform Cooperativism co-originator Nathan Schneider, as well as political scientist and author Virginia Eubanks 10 years since the financial crash we’ve learned that there exists in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From… Continue reading
Richard Bartlett and Natalia Lombardo from Loomio running a shorter version of their excellent workshop on Patterns for decentralised organising. If you work in any type of co-operative or non-hierarchical group and are interested in improving efficiencies and developing more successful collaboration within your team/s, this workshop is for you. There are also some useful shared notes and links in the working doc… Continue reading
In this panel session from OPEN 2018 Arthur Brock, Co-founder, HOLO; Matthew Slater, Co-Founder of Community Forge and Emma McGuirk, Co-founder of Dunedin Timebank in New Zealand discuss the potential of a Co-op Coin and global mutual credit systems and consider whether any of the existing trading networks and models could be used to bring… Continue reading
Following on from the introductory session on the Main stage Louis Cousin from Cooperatives Europe leads a working session on mapping the cooperative / solidarity ecosystem. With input from Colm Massey from the Solidarity Economy Association; Laura James Co-founder at Digital Life Collective; Tom Ivey from domains.coop; and the audience – with a view to developing a steering group focused on “Developing taxonomies for describing co-ops and… Continue reading
Wouter Tebbens, Co-Founder and President of the Free Knowledge Institute; Chris Croome from UK co-op Webarchitects; Alexandre Bourlier and Sophie Rocher from happy-dev.fr discuss their work developing a suite of cooperatively owned and managed open source tools to rival Google and Apple; a shared technical infrastructure to enable co-operators to move away from data harvesting monopolies. The co-op cloud project is one… Continue reading
“Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility?” These are the questions from Laura Flanders’ opening statements at the Transnational Institute’s convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018.
Republished from Democracy Now.org – Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interview Nathan Schneider Ten Years Since Economic Collapse Sparked Occupy Wall Street, the Cooperative Movement Is Surging This week marks the seventh anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement and 10 years since the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers, which triggered the onset… Continue reading