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Comunificadora second edition, here are the chosen projects

La Comunificadora is the Commons and Collaborative Economy projects support programme by Barcelona Activa, developed by Free Knowledge Institute and others, which launched its second edition a few weeks ago. The projects chosen this time show the scope of La Comunificadora, and how the same programme may be deployed in any other country. More complete descriptions of the several projects are available in Catalan and Spanish.

After the DiDIY Project: future FKI work on Digital DIY

DiDIY (Digital Do-It-Yourself) is a complex sociocultural phenomenon, still at its beginnings and rapidly evolving. FKI and the other members of the DiDIY Consortium studied DiDIY in depth from 2015 to 2017, in the context of the Horizon2020 DiDIY Project. During that research, FKI looked at DiDIY mainly, but not exclusively, from the points of views summarized in these documents:

Invitation to sign the DiDIY Creative Society Manifesto

(this text was originally published by the DiDIY Project. We partially republish it here, because the DiDIY Manifesto is very in line with the FKI founding principles, and we therefore invite everybody to sign it! (see privacy information below))

Meet FKI at the Digital DIY Final Conference!

As you probably already know, FKI is one of the partners of the EU H2020 research project called "DiDIY (Digital DIY)". This important work, which among other things provided us with some of the bases for other current initiatives like Comunificadora, FemProComuns and The Things Network, is now coming to an end. Therefore, we'd love to share the results with you all at the DiDIY Final Conference, on June 22nd in Milan, Italy. Details and link to free registrations are below.

The Free Knowledge Institute participates in "Digital DIY" Project

Digital Do It Yourself (DiDIY) is a new socio-technological phenomenon, centered around digital devices that support, often through open online communities, the convergence of "atoms" and "bits".

The DiDIY Research Project, which addresses the Horizon 2020 call for a "Human-centric Digital Age", is studying how DiDIY and the increasing social adoption of ABC devices are: