When: Thursday, 23 April
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The DisCO (read all about it in the DisCO Manifesto) takes a friendly but carefully planned approach to people working together to create value in ways that are cooperative, commons-oriented and rooted in feminist economics.
Based on seven non-prescriptive principles (updated from the original cooperative principles), DisCOs are:
- Oriented towards social and environmental ends
- Multi-constituent in nature
- Active creators of commons
- Transnational in nature
- Centered on care work
- Prototypes for new flows of values
- Designed to be federated
DisCOs operate in the marketplace, fostering generative economic activity and fair conditions while also continually creating commons. The aim is to showcase and share pilot experiences with self-organised workers worldwide, develop free tools and models and thoroughly documenting the progress of the project.
Weaving together practices and principles learned from the Commons and P2P movements, the world of cooperatives and the Social and Solidarity Economy, DisCOs bring forth a proposal for a future of work.
This event will be run on Zoom at 4pm (UK time – BST) on the 23rd of April.
The event is free and open to all but PLEASE REGISTER HERE to participate.
Please make sure you have downloaded the Zoom app and are familiar with the controls before the event.
We use Zoom and Google docs for collaboration. We know there are open source alternatives available – we’ve chosen to use these tools until open source options have the same level of uptake and usability – in order to be as inclusive as possible. Hopefully, during OPEN 2020 we will collectively agree on a more suitable, open source, set of tools to use.
Where: Zoom, Online, Webinar