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== Directory of Projects ==
== Directory of Projects ==
From an upcoming book on Cosmo-Local Production, edited by Jose Ramos et al.:
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"Cosmo-local production is the twinning of our emerging global design commons with the development of localized production processes which are both equitable and sustainable. Examples include recent developments such as FarmBot, PreciousPlastic and AbilityMate (now AbilityMade), and “older” examples such as L’Atelier Paysans and FarmHack." [1]


"The present political economy is geared entirely toward "value-added" operations within a worldview of exponential growth. As you identify policies or activities that are geared toward *value-restored* or *value-replenished* operations within in a framework of logistic growth (e.g., carrying capacity), I think we may find the leverage points we are seeking."
— James Quilligan [2]

Directory of Projects

From an upcoming book on Cosmo-Local Production, edited by Jose Ramos et al.:

Dimensions  Strengths and Potentials   Key challenges / obstacles / contradictions Missing or needed
IIDEAS pools and collaboration platforms Underpins the entire cosmolocal process, and potentiates leapfrog technologies, distributed sustainability applications and livelihood revolution. Value bleed - private / corporate use of IIDEAS without reinvesting in a commons / cosmolocal economy. Protection from appropriation / commodification of IP.  
Local manufacture / production, prototyping and documentation Can translate IIDEAS to application / use for communities and people.  

Starting community enterprises takes knowledge and effort.

How can local enterprises sustain themselves within an open source / commons model?  

Best practice models for CL enterprise and governance; approaches to scale successful community initiatives.  
Open Design Demonstration projects Communicates prefigurative IIDEAS powerfully, challenges core assumptions. Relocalizing an open design most often takes a team. Connecting people to translate IIDEAS to local applications.  
Two sided design-to-manufacture platform Simple to understand and operate model for distributed design and production. Uses the platform capitalist model (platform is privately owned). Using co-ops and commons type enterprises to operate two sided platforms (e.g. platform cooperativism).
Modular production for delivery to context Ability to deliver highly standardised modules that can compete with traditionally manufactured products. Module IP may be private. Module production is hub and spoke - still need to be transported across the world. Need models to have distributed production of modules that can scale distribution and circulate value to distributed module production designers.
Contributory accounting systems Ability to practice distributed /  collaborative design that is equitable.

Hard to find “off the shelf” product / platform.

Enterprise model is opaque - hard to understand.

Easy to use demos that show how it is done to produce basic items.  
Ecosystem generation Connecting a number of enterprises / institutions / communities to create dynamic value exchanges . Chicken and egg challenge, hard to establish ecosystem when all elements are nascent.  

Use anchor institutions to establish ecosystems.

Create system rules to circulate value back into an ecosystem.  

Governance and protection of commons Critical in protecting and maintaining local and global commons that underpin cosmolocal potentials. In direct contradiction  with capitalist ownership model, or state ownership.   Network of institutes and centres with expertise and resources in coordination to champion a cosmolocal world.
Research and evaluation Understand the deeper issues / dynamics in cosmolocalism. It is very new, an emerging issue, even the definitions are nascent.   Broader convergence of research to develop co-learning. A series of congresses or conferences.  
Regulatory / Policy advocacy and innovation Pathway to create all of system frameworks that support the growth and development of cosmolocalism. Hegemony of the neo-liberal discourse even while neo-liberal  policies flounder.

Connecting cosmolocal strategies with the broader global justice movement, green new deal, climate movement, transition discourses.

Need emerging relationships with partner states willing to experiment with new policy. frameworks.  

Table 3 - preliminary analysis of cosmolocal challenges and needs  

Pages in category "Cosmo-Local Production"

The following 88 pages are in this category, out of 88 total.