Meet the new headquarters of LABxS (Lab Santista)

Meet the new headquarters of LABxS (Lab Santista)

  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6StowipH1g[/embedyt] Procomum Institute, one of our GIG associates in Brazil, present the headquarters of LABxS, Lab Santista, the citizen laboratory that is being implemented by them and that articulates a network of people, initiatives and infrastructures to promote the commons in the Baixada Santista region, southeast of Brazil. We are calling  to come together to build this story, so send us ideas for interventions, projects, opinions, money, mistakes and lessons, or even if you just want to talk: - if you are an architect or urban planner or would just like to send intervention ideas so that the space ethically and aesthetically translates the spirit of a cultural center focused on the commons; - if you are an artist, a doer, a curious mind and want to think of some project in here; if you would like to financially support the lab or some specific project; - if you are just a meddler and would like to send your opinions; - if you are part of a...
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GEOinno2018

The Geography of Innovation Conference provides a forum for discussion to scholars interested in scientific, policy and strategic issues concerning the spatial dimension of innovation activities. In 2018 the conference reaches its fourth edition in Barcelona....
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GIG@re:connecting Europe 2017

GIG@re:connecting Europe 2017

In 2017 the re:publica team came up with an ambitious project to take the idea of re:publica further: Activists, scientists, hackers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, journalists, social media and marketing experts gathered in Dublin and Thessaloniki to debate the future of the information society in Europe. With re:connecting EUROPE, we aim to promote the development of a Europe-wide network of creative industries and push the exchange between the various digital scenes along our North-South axis. The conferences in Dublin and Thessaloniki gave us valuable insights and new perspectives on our interconnected world, which we discussed in-depth with our speakers and visitors. The events also created spaces for a cultural exchange of ideas across our European borders and allowed us to learn more about the issues concerning people on the ground at the re:publica locations. As a global network whose aim is to connect grassroots innovators we were huge fans of the re:connecting events. With the Labmobile already being used as a Mobile Ressource Center by Greece Communitere, GIG was excited to...
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OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE from South Sudan

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 workshop hosted by Hive Colab in Kampala and the Panyadoli Self-Help Secondary School in Bweyale, Uganda. As a follow-up to the first Open Learning Guide (#OLG) the Open Hardware Guide gives examples of hands-on skills possibilities and projects applying open hardware methodologies. Acting as an introduction to resources and as a tangible tool in the form of a rugged A1 poster for trainers, tinkerers and facilitators, the #OHG is ready for distribution to anyone interested in exploring open technologies in a very practical way. The #OHG content was developed by the workshop participants based on their designs and documented steps, and accompanied the development of the...
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IDDS Construyendo Paz

Location: Las Colinas, Guaviare, Colombia  INSCRIPCIONES ORGANIZADORES - abierta hasta 15 de septiembre 2017. INSCRIPCIONES PARTICIPANTES - abierta hasta 10 de octubre 2017. Recientemente el estado colombiano firmó un acuerdo de paz con las FARC-EP (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia –Ejército del Pueblo), que fue uno de los principales grupos guerrilleros que operó en el país durante más de 50 años. El proceso en este momento está en fase de implementación. Es así como las zonas veredales desaparecieron a partir del 15 de agosto, para convertirse en Espacios Territoriales de Capacitación y Reincorporación (ETCR), siendo los lugares donde inicialmente se concentraron los excombatientes que se acogieron al proceso de paz, ahora denominados reincorporados. Este proceso de paz tiene algunos sectores importantes del país que no están satisfechos con los acuerdos firmados, por lo que desde la Universidad Nacional de Colombia consideramos importante contribuir a consolidar este logro que marca la historia nacional de los últimos años, mediante acciones concretas. Motivo por el cual se...
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Bett – Creating a better future by transforming education

Bett is the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape, bringing together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech start ups and over 34,700 attendees (131 countries represented) from the global education community, that come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as the role technology and innovation plays in enabling all educators and learners to thrive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxWC9wD7rMQ ...
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Mobile Learning Week

Co-organized by UNESCO and UNHCR, Mobile Learning Week 2017 was held under the theme ‘Education in emergencies and crises’ from 20 to 24 March in Paris. The event examined how new and affordable technologies can help: Strengthen inclusion in education Preserve the continuity of learning in conflict and disaster contexts Open and enrich learning opportunities for refugees and other displaced people Facilitate the integration of learners in new schools and communities Catalyze innovation in the education sector and improve the impact of humanitarian interventions This website contains content shared at Mobile Learning Week and rich descriptions of the 100+ presentations delivered during the conference. As additional follow-up, UNESCO is completing a publication entitled 'Mobile Learning for Refugees' which is expected to be released late 2017. The dates for MLW2018 have been set for 26-30 March 2018. Please check the UNESCO MLW website in the fall of 2017 for details....
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Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire Nepal

SAVE the DATE: Nepal Communitere will be hosting the next Kathmandu Mini Makerfaire showcasing Humanitarian Makers to take place in Sep. 2018 – either the 22 & 23. Let us know if you plan to be there and which dates you prefer. If you have leads on international sponsors/funders to help cover travel for global makers to share their work, let Bahar know. ...
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Call for support to humanitarian makers

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 community so that we can respond more quickly. Ask your networks to visit humanitarianmakers.org to sign up and tell us what skills you can share. If you know people who would like to support makers in disaster relief work, please ask them to donate to our response to the cyclones in the Caribbean at gofundme.com/field-ready-response-usvi-irma. https://vimeo.com/169800408 Field Ready featuring iLab Haiti and Haiti Communitere On September 27, 2017, Field Ready was featured on CBS Chicago regarding their hurricane relief deployment....
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