Projects

FKI participates in and contributes to the collective construction of the following initiatives:

 

Digital do it yourself (DiDIY) is a new socio-technological phenomenon in which the widespread availability of digital devices supporting the convergence of physical and informational components and the growing accessibility of knowledge and data through open online communities presage scenarios in which the distinction between users and producers of physical artifacts is fuzzy and new opportunities and threats emerge.

La Comunificadora is an innovative Commons Startup Support Programme in Barcelona. Fifteen projects took part in the three-month programme (November 2016 - January 2017) exploring the viability of a commons collaborative economy, looking at its social impact and seeking to establish fair relationships among agents.

 

Fem Procomuns is an idea in the process of becoming reality, co-manufacturing a cooperative organisation for commoners to overcome legal, economic and management hurdles to develop their projects. At the moment we are setting it up in Barcelona together with a bunch of firends and colleagues. If you'd like to be part of it too, please contact us, we are also at @femprocomuns

The Things Network (TTNCat) is a community network for the Internet of Things. The idea is to lay the foundations for a smart city built bottom-up and managed by citizens (commons). TTNCat aims to foster technological independence and social autonomy by building smart cities connecting sensors and actuators to the network. 

 

BarCola is the node concerned with Collaborative Economy and Commons Based Peer Production in Barcelona. In March 2016 Barcelona was host to the Commons Collaborative Economies event (also called “Procomuns”), focused on commons-oriented peer production and the collaborative economy. FKI organised several seesions and continues to actively participate in this initative.

 

Free Technology Academy (FTA) offers an online master level programme with course modules about Free Technologies.  All course materials developed and used by the FTA are freely licensed resources and can be downloaded free of charge, for self study or reuse.

 

OpenSE (Open educational framework for Computer Science and Software Engineering) was a project that ran from 2009 till 2012 and was cofunded by the EC's Lifelong Learning Project. The FKI participated in all workpackages and was responsible for the OpenSE Content Framework and policies for free licensing and open standards.

 

SELF  was an international project that developed a blueprint and prototype of a platform for the collaborative sharing and construction of open educational resources and training materials about Free Software and Open Standards. 

 

Free Culture Forum The event gathered around 200 representatives from grass roots and civil society organisations around the world to develop policy recommendations for the digital society.  Organised by Simona Levi / eXgae, the FKI was a co-organiser of the event.

 

FKFT Conference, the Free Knowledge, Free Technology Education for a free information society SELF International Conference 2008  was the first international event that focused on the production and sharing of free educational and training materials about Free Software. 

 

 

 

Talks and courses promoting change in key areas: