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VIDEO: OPEN 2020 – Universal Basic Everything

During this session we hear from Iris Schönherr about the amazing Every One Every Day project they have been running in Barking and Dagenham, building universal basic infrastructures for peer-to-peer participation. Read more about their work and the vision for Universal Basic Everything, and the Tomorrow Today Streets project which invites residents to work together on a range of practical projects. …

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VIDEO: OPEN 2020 – Coordination in decentralised networks

There are hundreds of thousands of groups and communities working on building a new economy, but no centralised control or coordination system – after all, that’s the whole point of a decentralised network, there shouldn’t be any central ‘nodes’! But because our projects are decentralised it’s often hard to find other people and organisations working …

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VIDEO: OPEN 2020 – Introducing mutual credit

What is mutual credit? How does it work? How can we enable local mutual credit networks and transition away from the present ‘debt based’ economy and start trading within networks of trust? This introductory session on mutual credit features Giuseppe Littera, co-founder of Sardex, one of the most successful mutual credit networks in Europe and …

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VIDEO: OPEN 2020 – The language of the commons

“Throughout history, problems have arisen when the language used to represent reality fails to meet the needs and aspirations of people.” David Bollier & Silke Helfrich – Free, Fair and Alive Words, terms and categories of thought isolate and emphasise certain points of view. They determine what we notice and think about things – they …

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Building the commons economy – Q&A with Enric Duran from Faircoin

In the run up to OPEN 2020 we interviewed Enric Duran, a founding member of the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC – Cooperativa Integral Catalana) and Faircoop, who developed the Faircoin project. OSB: How are things going with Faircoop and Faircoin? ED:  We’ve been working on Farcoin since 2014 – and it helped to develop the …

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OPEN 2020 Webinar – Vocdoni as an engagement tool for cooperatives

In this webinar we hear from Ferran Reyes of Vocdoni. Vocdoni is a FLOSS project building a privacy-centric platform for digital governance using digital voting with maximum guarantees of anonymity, and a toolset to manage the relationship of organizations and their social base. It allows us to increase the engagement of any social economy organization …

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OPEN 2020 Webinar – Holochain

In this webinar we hear from Grace Rachmany, Hedayat Abedijoo and Guillem Cordoba about Holochain. Holochain enables a distributed web with user autonomy built directly into its architecture and protocols. Distributing the storage and processing of data can change how we coordinate and interact. With digital integration under user control, Holochain liberates our online lives from …

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