Posts By: Vasilis Niaros

Vasilis Niaros

Essay of the Day: Degrees of Freedom, Dimensions of Power

By on October 9, 2017

A great article by Yochai Benkler, originally published at Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences: “If we are to preserve the democratic and creative promise of the Internet, we must continuously diagnose control points as they emerge and devise mechanisms of recreating diversity of constraint and degrees of freedom in... Continue reading

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Co-Making the City: Ideas from the Innovative City Development meeting

By on August 2, 2017

A report authored by Nicola Mullenger that captures what a small gathering of city makers talked about in March in Madrid, adjunct to the Idea Camp that ECF organized. Introduction “This report highlights the conversations that took place during the Innovative City Development meeting, which was held in Madrid in March 2017. The meeting brought together... Continue reading

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Book of the Day: Funding an Economy of Civic Spaces in the Cooperative City through Community Finance

By on July 26, 2017

A book edited by Daniela Patti & Levente Polyák (2017) that explores experiments in community-led urban development in European cities. More info can be found here. Description “Funding the Cooperative City explores experiments in community-led urban development in European cities. This book is based on a series of workshops (Rotterdam, Berlin and Paris in 2014;... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: Libre-Currency for Sustainable Social Change

By on July 19, 2017

An article by Sybille Saint Girons and Carole Fabre, presented at the “IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies: Money, Consciousness and Values ​​for Social Change” in Barcelona. The article was originally published at Regles de Jeux. Abstract “Libre-currency proposes a self-issuance, or co-creation of units by the people of the monetary system for... Continue reading

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Fab City Prototypes  – Designing and making for the real world

By on July 6, 2017

An article by Tomas Diez, originally published at Medium: “The proposal did not get through the second phase due to the ‘lack of impact and concretion’. We believe that this project needs to happen, and we will make it happen. Introduction: There is a pressing need to reimagine cities and how they operate in order... Continue reading

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