Is Peace a Commons?

Instituto Procomum launches a magazine with reports and reflections about the role of citizen innovation labs for peace, based on concrete experiences in post-conflict Colombia. Between February 13th and 25th of 2018, the Laboratory of Citizen Innovation for Peace in Colombia #LABICxlaPAZ prototyped ten citizenship projects (chosen by a public call, with proponents and collaborators […]

Precious Plastic went to Kenya

All around the world plastic waste is being washed and recycled into new forms and functions. Here is a documentation of one of the newest sites in Kisii, Kenya. Add your own workspace to the map! For more go to preciousplastic.com.  

OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE from South Sudan

The South Sudan Open Knowledge and Innovation Hub “OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE” #OHG Following up on the 2016 “Let’s Go jHUB” programme, in collaboration with icebauhaus e.V. (Weimar, Germany), KAPITAL (Juba, South Sudan) and r0g_agency for open culture gGmbH (Berlin, Germany), the OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE (#OHG) is an outcome of the Open Tech and Repair Skills […]

Call for support to humanitarian makers

Cyclones in the Caribbean. Earthquakes in Mexico. Floods in Nepal & India. Refugee crisis in Bangladesh. Cholera in Yemen. Crisis in Syria. Near-famine around Lake Chad Basin and South Sudan. There is a lot of urgent humanitarian relief to provide right now. Field Ready would like to ask the GIG community: Promote the Humanitarian Makers […]

3D printed solar clock

Samer Shawar is one of the founders of Vecbox, the hackerspace and knowledge hub in Ramallah, Palestine with a focus on civic tech and digital rights. I had the chance to 3D print a solar clock that i always admired and liked to make it in my childhood by using just a stick and small stones. […]