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I'm a researcher based in Helsinki. my topics: , sustainable production, . interested in local economies and .

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BBC had loads of coverage on the right to repair and the Ecodesign Directive today. We were busy!

bbc.com/news/science-environme

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Urban commons shared spaces - about commons in the urban environment (pdf)
commonsnetwork.org/wp-content/

Throughout Europe we are witnessing a blossoming of self-organised, collective practices in the urban environment.

article in First Monday:
'"Free as in sexist?" Free culture and the gender gap'
Despite the values of freedom and openness, the free culture movement’s gender balance is as skewed (or more so) as that of the computing culture from which it arose.

journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php

I wrote an essay on the various types of and the different they foreground, published in 2015 in the Agents of Alternatives book.
It's available here as a free pdf:
blogs.aalto.fi/makerculture/20

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🏋🏾‍♀️🎺🌶🐠 Resources for Decentralised Organising 🐚🌈🍒👩🏽‍🔬

a mega list of handbooks and toolkits
for groups working without top-down management
from social movements to workplaces

hackmd.io/s/Skh_dXNbE

open source for anyone to read, update, share

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So, we here are a , in @richdecibels' terms, with amorphous pre-crews, that verges on a crowd (which got us into trouble).

"There’s another crucial size somewhere between 30 and 200 people: small enough that most of the members can know each other’s name, big enough to support many Crews to coalesce. Coordinated impact at this scale requires some formal rules & roles, but mostly you can hold coherence just by putting a bit of extra effort into the relationships."

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PSA: If you're a #maker, please, if you can, design your stuff in the #openstructures grid! Modularity makes things so so much more sustainable, by making them easy to repair, customize, repurpose, and reuse - but the benefits only come with widespread adoption

openstructures.net

Please boost this if you support sustainable inventing!

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🐦🔗 twitter.com/LooseElisabeth/sta:
»Looking to interview women in maker-/hackerspaces in the UK, Germany and Austria. Get in touch if you're interested and find out more about my research here: elisabethloose.wixsite.com/res
#maker #Makers #making #MakerMovement #makerspace #interview #research #women«

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A few weeks back, we held the Making It!? conference at DoES Liverpool. I've just published my slides and notes for my talk - "Five Myths of Indie Manufacturing" mcqn.com/ibal204 #makingitconf #makerspace #maker #manufacturer

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ho cool, PreciousPlastic is iterating and assembling people to further the project in a big space. I might give them a visit later in the year, as it's in Eindhoven NL... ;)
next.preciousplastic.com/
#recycling #solarpunk #collapse #environment #platicwaste #fablab #hackerspace #tierslieux

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Found in this summer’s edition of the Permaculture magazine

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