Ecologically Oriented Research of the P2P Foundation

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A summary of important projects, in which we investigate the relation between the global ecological crisis and the potential of peer production to be an important part of the solution:


P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival

  • P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival: Towards a P2P Infrastructure for a Socially Just Circular Society. By Michel Bauwens and Alex Pazaitis. Foreword by Kate Raworth. P2P Foundation, June 2019.

URL = http://commonstransition.org/p2p-accounting-for-planetary-survival/ 

How shared perma-circular supply chains, post-blockchain distributed ledgers, protocol cooperatives, and three new forms of post-capitalist accounting, could very well save the planet.


The Thermodynamic Efficiencies of Peer Production

= research project of the P2P Foundation, in collaboration and under the leadership of the Blaqswan's Collective and others

Report: PEER TO PEER AND THE COMMONS: A MATTER, ENERGY AND THERMODYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE. By Xavier Rizos and Celine Piques.

URL = http://commonstransition.org/peer-peer-commons-matter-energy-thermodynamic-perspective/  

(bibliography of material: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dpds5FgVhqyCpItXCHansLz7wK95rGy5DxavZaQDgYg/edit)

The aim is to calculate the potential drastic reduction of resource use, if all the elements of the peer production stack were used concurrently and integratively. The original document was prepared by Céline and Xavier @ BlaqSwans Collective ?in Dec-March 2016.


The Cosmolocalism Research Project

4-year research project coordinated by the P2P Lab and funded from the European Research Council (January 2019 - December 2022)

URL = http://cosmolocalism.eu

Description

Vasilis Kostakis: "COSMOLOCALISM will document, analyze, test, evaluate, and create awareness about an emerging mode of production, based on the confluence of the digital commons (e.g., open knowledge and design) with local manufacturing and automation technologies (from 3D printing and CNC machines to low-tech tools and crafts). This convergence could catalyze the transition to new inclusive and circular production models, such as the “design global, manufacture local” (DGML) model.