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DisCO.coop – Ann Marie Utratel, The Future of Distributed Work | Radical Practice Conference 2020/21

Ann Marie Utratel, February 23, 2021

Radical Practice Studio 2020/21
Reimagining future built environment models for 21st century regenerative practice

In the midst of building “recovery plans”, we argue we need to design “long emergency” development models – where buildings, roads, sewers and parks, are no longer the remit of distinct professionals, but must be collaboratively reimagined as systems solutions that understand how our invisible methods of production (regulation, contracts, data sensing, finance and accounting) are central to how we will reach net zero – and need to be turned on their head if we are to achieve this different future.

As part of the Radical Practice module at the Royal College of art, we heard from Ann Marie Utratel of DisCO.coop at the conference on 21st October 2020.

Ann Marie is a co-founder of DisCO.coop, the Guerrilla Translation / Guerrilla Media Collective cooperatives, and a member of the Commons Transition team. Today she’ll be discussing the work and approach of DisCO.coop (Distributed Cooperative Organization) – a form of cooperative organization based on values shared with the P2P/commons, cooperative, open value accounting, and feminist economic movements. Formed as a reaction or an alternative to Decentralised Autonomous Organizations (or DAOs), with the aim to re-centre human relationships, trust and care in collectives.

DisCO.coop – Ann Marie Utratel, The Future of Distributed Work | Radical Practice Conference 2020/21 | Royal College of Art & Dark Matter Laboratories

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