Collaborating with lead partner, MaticHub in Cebu, Philippines, we have been researching indigenous materials native to the Tay and wider region. Our researcher, Steph Liddle, shares what she discovered.
Co-creating beautiful ecological buildings.
Appropedia shares knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives (read our vision and mission).
O TTC é um modelo consagrado internacionalmente, que busca garantir o acesso à moradia e a permanência das comunidades no seu território. A partir de um arranjo que conjuga interesses coletivos e individuais, ele também fortalece as comunidades e estimula o desenvolvimento local, liderado pelos moradores.
Good to see you here in our Project Kamp Academy. This is the place where we share our developments and steps forward to setup Project Kamp. How to research, how to buy land, how to prototype etc. But before we go in depth, here a quick overview where we are currently at.
We want to try and reduce the footprint we leave on earth. However throughout the years we've noticed that, even if we really do our best to reduce it in daily life. We always leave a big footprint, because we're part of this system. The stores that get our food from around the world, the packaging it contains, the electricity that is extracted from the wrong source, the streets lights that are always on, our houses that are made of unrecyclable materials, even the commute to work everyday. Just participating in this system leaves a big footprint, specially living in the Western world. Its comfortable, but also wasteful. Time to try something else..
Julia Watson’s lush and meticulous new book, Lo—TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism, provides a blueprint for sustainable architecture in the 21st century. For designers of the built environment, it is a first-ever compendium of overlooked design technologies from indigenous groups around the world. For the intrepid traveler or curious citizen, it is an invitation to know millennia-old societies thriving in symbiosis with nature thanks to local ingenuity, creativity, spirituality, and resourcefulness. For the indigenous groups represented, it is a source of satisfaction from seeing contemporary design scholarship catch up with their time-tested practices.
The same principle need not be limited to food. “Repair cafés” could be places to meet and relax in every neighbourhood, and where you can also learn how to fix appliances and gadgets, mend clothes, or maintain bicycles. Community tool libraries could allow you to borrow a drill for some DIY or a projector for your next neighbourhood film screening. Seed libraries, where you can take out seeds in the spring and deposit new ones at the end of the season or swap compost for ready-to-use soil, could help people get involved in growing food.
Living aboard a sailboat, away from reliable internet connectivity, outside of delivery networks, forces us to explore ways with which we can strenghten and simplify the toolset onto which we rely.
We must abandon 3-in-1 packages, bloated always-online services and general planned obsolesce, and establish practices of recyclism, minimum viable products, small-sharp modular utilities. We see smart and resilience as opposing attributes to a device, smart is inherently contrary to a single purpose tool, and thus incompatible with longtermism.
Our focus over the past years has gradually shifted toward open-source software and modular(combinable) electronics. Looking back, we are proud of the open-source tools that we created, enabling a handful of people to exit subscription services, and inscrutable closed-source utilities. Moving forward, we begin to consider hardware, or at least software that resides closer to the metal.
What ideological, social and biophysical factors have precipitated the current environmental crises? What agency is available for transformative practices and imaginaries to confront the continuous growth of our energy consumption?
The Post Growth exhibition invites us to challenge dominant narratives about growth and progress, and explore the radical implications of a speculative economic model based on energy emitted by the Sun. The exhibition provides perspectives for a shift away from the overexploitation of fossil fuels —ancient sunlight— on which the reproduction of our societies mainly depends today.
The series of artworks presented re-envision social metabolism through an understanding of the energy it requires, reconnecting human survival with the living, material qualities of the biosphere, drawing on ecofeminism, indigenous knowledge, environmental accounting and historical materialism.
In complement to the main exhibition, a series of workshops, discussions and filmed interviews will further explore the forms that a post-fossil society could take and the challenges we need to confront to get there.
Post Growth is an invitation to a collective and practical examination of the future of life on the planet, examining the notion of growth, in its many facets and implications, touching the limits of technology, of politics and of our imaginations.
futurefoodsystem was inspired by the world’s first homes. The structure was built to withstand extreme loads, which allows for the home’s soil roof - a feature that creates habitat, provides insulation and facilitates food production. The building has organic certification and is the world’s most resilient building made from natural and recyclable materials.
At the heart of the concept is a system that mimics nature by growing, nourishing and fertilising. futurefoodsystem up-cycles what we regard as ‘waste’ to power the house and grow nutrient-dense, delicious produce. Every one of us generates an abundant nutrient source, we just need to harness it.
futurefoodsystem will cultivate over 250 different species of plants, fungus, insects, snails, fish, fresh water, mussels, crustaceans and even two chicken residents. For 2 months, inhabitants Matt Stone and Jo Barrett will survive solely off the nutrient-dense food and self-generating resources that the building produces; showcasing a food system that is better for our bodies and the planet.
An open source, libre economy is an efficient economy which increases innovation by open collaboration. To get there, OSE is currently developing a set of open source blueprints for the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – a set of the 50 most important machines that it takes for modern life to exist – everything from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker. In the process of creating the GVCS, OSE intends to develop a modular, scalable platform for documenting and developing open source, libre hardware – including blueprints for both physical artifacts and for related open enterprises.
Nada melhor que um bom guia de campo para quem quer conhecer a flora de uma região. Neste site montamos um repositório dos guias de campo em pdf com licenças que permitem o download e compartilhamento. Os guias estão organizados por autores, domínios fitogeográficos, estados, famílias botânicas e palavras chaves. Boa diversão!
Diggers & Dreamers is the starting point for many people in Britain who are interested in communal living and want to find out more.
Solarpunk is everything from a positive imagining of our collective futures to actually creating it: aesthetics, afrofuturism, art, cooperatives, DIY, ecological restoration, engineering, fiction, futurism, gardening, geodesic domes, green architecture, green design, green energy, ingenuous indigenous practices, intentional community, maker spaces, materials science, music, permaculture, repair cafes, solar, solar power, sustainability, tree planting, urban planning, volunteering, 3D printing...
Compartimos este libro "Plantas Medicinales del Pueblo Maya en tiempos del Covid-19: Cuidar el sistema respiratorio y fortalecer nuestro sistema inmunológico"
ReGen Villages, patent-pending VillageOS™ operating system software and ReGenerative Villages Simulator™ will enable the replication and global scaling of regenerative resiliency to meet the challenges of safe, healthy and secure communities in dynamically changing times.
Welcome to Akvopedia, a free, open-sourced water, sanitation & hygiene resource (in addition to food security knowledge) that anyone can edit. Here you will find smart and affordable technologies and approaches in rural or urban settings. Project teams can learn more about financing, constructing, and maintaining a project in order to keep it functioning and stable for the long term. Some pages are translated in up to 9 languages (upper right of each page may have language flags), as we are increasing new translations continually. We also have the Google translator on each page. It will translate any English page into more than 90 languages. It cannot translate our hand-translated pages, only the English versions of those pages.
We're helping food growers build better soil and adopt sustainable growing practices, while working together to gather soil moisture data from around Europe, to help society adapt to extreme climate events.
Affordable Land (or ‘Community Land’) is a form of leasehold that precludes speculation, and so allows councils to license land as a low-cost platform for society and the economy, instead of simply selling it to land traders. It requires no government borrowing, no new legislation and it can exist alongside the existing property market.