Social Enterprises and The Decentralizing Promise of Digital Infrastructures

In every sector, it seems digital technologies have and continue to rupture traditional business infrastructures, decentralizing them through modes of communication, production and trade. One great example is lifestyle brand Tengri, who utilizes Mongolian yak noble fibre to make lifestyle products such as clothing and beds. The way Tengri runs its business is constantly evolving… Continue reading Social Enterprises and The Decentralizing Promise of Digital Infrastructures

Infrastructure, Wind and Fire

Early in the morning of 9th January 2017, the inhabitants of San Cristobal (a marginalized neighborhood in Bogotá) found out that their new self-constructed library/cultural centre was (almost) burnt to ashes. La Casa del Viento [The Wind’s House] was one of the many projects that Arquitectura Expandida (AX), a collective of young architects, was developing… Continue reading Infrastructure, Wind and Fire

WikiHouse: Political and Economic Implications of Open-Source Projects

The ideas behind open source software has transformed into a fully-fledged social movement. Nafeez Ahmed of The Guardian describes how the open source movement is a criticism and movement against capitalism and how it “offers us the chance to build on what we’ve learned through industrialization, to learn from our mistakes, and catalyze the re-opening… Continue reading WikiHouse: Political and Economic Implications of Open-Source Projects