DisCOs bring together the worlds of the Commons and P2P, Open and Platform Cooperativism, Distributed Ledger/Blockchain tech, and Feminist Economics together in a fresh, radical framework fit for addressing the challenges of our times.
Based on seven non-prescriptive principles (updated from the original cooperative principles), DisCOs are:
DisCOs operate in the marketplace, fostering generative economic activity and fair conditions while also continually creating commons.
DisCOs are a real-world educational opportunity for those interested in creative work with a social and environmental benefit, open cooperativism, feminist economics and non-hierarchical organising in both digital and real-world spaces.
The aim is to showcase and share pilot experiences with self-organised workers worldwide, develop free tools and models and thoroughly documenting the progress of the project.
Read more in our publication: If I Only Had a Heart: A DisCO Manifesto