The Open Co-op Team
Pioneer of on-line collaborative learning, author of eGaia, Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communications
. Currently working on setting up local food co-operatives as first steps towards Open Co-op 'community support providers.
Josef is a former trustee of the Chaordic Commons
and founded united diversity
whilst in his final year at LSE
studying Social Policy and Government. During his time at nef
he worked on BizFizz
, Plugging the Leaks
and Time Banks UK
. He is currently working on the Commons Creation
Tom studied Economics and Philosophy at LSE
before working at AccountAbility
, and as Web Development Manager for Via3
. Tom has recently completed a masters in Computer Science at Imperial
. He is currently working on an online accounting, booking and social networking system for The Hub
Oli studied Product Design at St. Martins
and an MSC at CAT
in Environmental Architecture and Energy Studies. He wrote his thesis on Encouraging ERB
and ran his own sustainable design consultancy
before joining united diversity. He is currently Marketing Manager at http://www.solarcentury.com/solarcentury
and volunteers for SolarAid
Advisers and Consultants
Dr. Stephen Peake - Design Department, Technology Faculty, Open University
Expert on climate change and energy.
Expert on co-operative development. Former colleague of Stafford Beer, and consultant on the application of his Viable Systems Model
to organisational development. Currently developing a related project creating an infrastructure to link organic food producers and consumers.
Dr. Jon Walker - Out of this World (organics supermarket and distributor)
Author of The Viable Systems Model, a guide for co-operatives and federations
(see background docs
. Expert on co-operative development and working on Dr. Espinosa's food project.
Expert on environmental and social networking and initiator of the Sustainable Society
Directory and Earth Emergency
Mikael Nordfors is the main innovator of the open coop democracy system, which has been developed and marketed by the Open Coop member, the Vivarto Collaborative
. He is also the main founder of the virtual country of Nornia
. Besides these interests, he is also a medical doctor, composer/musician, lecturer and author of several books about democracy and alternative health.
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