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Collecting Commons


Hello, my name is Milo. I am a designer and maker who is interested in developing vernacular design projects to create social bonds within communities. I believe that focusing on socially engaged grass roots projects is the key to unlocking the system change needed for a more sustainable way of living. Within this framework I am excited by experimenting with decentralised manufacturing processes, both traditional and digital. Most of all , I care about ensuring that design and making are fun and enjoyable parts of life :) / @milomg

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Creative Commons and We with a capital "W"

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2014

Aramazt Kalayjian presents his story of moving to Armenia, starting a business, and his introduction the extensive research he discovered about Creative Commons in Armenia. He builds upon the foundation set by Vazgen Karapetyan and Movses Vardanyan, encouraging the audience to take responsibility and participate to make it relevant. 

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Cultura Libre - Culturatorium

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 29, 2014

La cultura libre es una corriente de pensamiento que se populariza a principios del siglo XXI y reivindica el derecho humano a participar en la vida cultural y a tener un rol activo en ella. 

Desde Culturatorium, Virginia Díez impulsa proyectos para dar a conocer estas licencias y fomentar su uso. 

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Common Roots Urban Farm

@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Jayme Melrose wants to see the plants reign victorious, conquering concrete with food, beauty and biodiversity   Raised feral in the forest of northern BC, she studied ecological horticulture and permaculture at Linnaea Farm School on Cortes Island, BC., followed that with a Bachelor of Community Design from Dalhousie.  She is currently the Project Coordinator & Flower Farmer at Common Roots Urban Farm, where she's been working too hard since 2012!

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Reimagining the Civic Commons in Akron

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 06, 2016

Kyle Kutuchief shares on reimagining the Civic Commons in Akron. Kutuchief is the Program Director in Akron for Knight Foundation. He previously worked in development for the Austen BioInnovation Institute, Collaborent Group and the University of Akron. In 2014 Kutuchief served as President of Torchbearers, a young professionals organization focused on leadership development, community service, and talent attraction and retention. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Ohio State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Akron.

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La ville comme moteur pour un système alimentaire durable �

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 29, 2016

Peter Hanappe travaille au Sony Computer Science Laboratory où il explore comment la technologie peut soutenir l’agroécologie. Ensemble avec le Collectif Babylone et ARTEL, il porte aussi le projet "Urban Commons Factory", une résidence de six mois à Pantin en été 2017 sur le thème de l’agroécologie urbaine et "la ville fertile". Ce projet était lauréat de l'AMI "Sites Artistiques Temporaires" de la SNCF. >>> >>>

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Starting a Car-Sharing Co-op

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Wonderig what the connection is between driving clapped-out old Trabis in the former East Germany and starting a car-sharing co-op in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley? Check out Christian Brandt's presentation about bringing big-city car-sharing culture to a small town, and why it makes sense.

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Food, The Commons & Connection

@ VOL 40 ON AUG 01, 2019

Michael Reynolds holds a vision of a Commons-based future that supports thriving communities. Food is one of those universal truths that bind us all...we all need to eat. However, our experience of food is determined by many factors - social, economic, cultural, physical, political...some are positive influences and some not as positive. In fact, our experience of basic humans needs, like food, is one of the most visible signs of inequity in the world. This needs to change and we can do this through a value shift and a present-day reimagining of The Commons. In this talk, Michael will share some of the joys and learnings from the unfolding journey of Roimata Food Commons, whilst also acknowledging influences from community-building work for Food Resilience Network Inc. We have the technology to invite the change we need, we have the climate crisis to motivate us..all we need now is the heart and means to step into that brave new world.

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Glasgow Tool Library

@ VOL 37 ON JUN 12, 2019

The Glasgow Tool Library is a social enterprise that operates like a normal library, but instead of sharing books we share tools. We collect donations of tools from those that no longer use them, repair and care for them, and make them accessible to everyone through a pay-what-you-can membership. By creating a communal resource and community-run library,
we aim to challenge unsustainable relationships between use and ownership, promoting a more collaborative economy and society. / @GLA_TL

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Detroit Food Commons

@ VOL 39 ON SEP 11, 2019

Russell Baltimore is a Design Leader with over 22 years of experience executing forward-thinking AEC projects from concept design through completion. He is joined by Malik Yakini, an activist and educator who is committed to freedom and justice for African people in particular and humanity in general.

In the Detroit Food Commons presentation, Russell and Malik discuss the how the site has been inspired by a shortage of grocery stores within Detroit boroughs and limited black-led businesses. Both men consider this a catalyst for community development as the site will offer not only opportunity for healthy foods, but also help to recirculate local profits within the city and provide the community with resources to prosper.