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Social Ecology: Communalism against Climate Chaos

By on January 16, 2018

Brian Tokar: Since the 1960s, the theory and praxis of social ecology have helped guide efforts to articulate a radical, counter-systemic ecological outlook with a goal of transforming society’s relationship to non-human nature. For many decades, social ecologists have articulated a fundamental ecological critique of capitalism and the state, and proposed an alternative vision of empowered... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: Medialab-Prado: A Citizen Lab for Incubating Innovative Commons

By on January 11, 2018

Marcos García:  Through its workshops, collaborative teams, classes and public events, Medialab has enabled the development of open design hives for urban beekeeping,1 sponsored collaborative translations of books,2 and assisted development of experimental video games.3 It has invited anyone who is interested to help develop a new data visualization for air quality in Madrid4 and a... Continue reading

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Is Peak Car Headed for Seneca’s Cliff?

By on January 10, 2018

This text follows my recent keynote at Seoul Smart Mobility International Conference. The author thanks 
Seoul Design Foundation and @Seoul_gov  for their invitation. I also thank XuanZheng Wang, professor, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), for alerting me to the @Mobike developments. Two hundred people per second now climb onto a dockless bike somewhere... Continue reading

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Spacehive: Crowdfunding for local projects

By on January 8, 2018

Levente Polyak: Spacehive is a civic crowdfunding platform based in London. The platform, established in 2012, supports projects aimed at improving local civic and community spaces. Besides collecting donations from individuals, Spacehive also connects initiatives with funding sources including city councils, companies and grant-makers. Furthermore, the organisation and its partners help people with project ideas... Continue reading

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Essay of the day: Municipalism in Spain; from Barcelona to Madrid, and beyond

By on January 4, 2018

Reposted from Rosalux-nyc, check out Vicente Rubio-Pueyo‘s new study on Spain’s municipalist coalitions. In Spain’s municipal elections of May 2015, a constellation of new political forces emerged. For the first time in almost 40 years of Spanish democracy, the country’s major cities would no longer be ruled by either the Partido Popular (PP) or the... Continue reading

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