I would love to hear what your experiences were and what you discovered and see if we could combine ideas to birth new ones. In next OSCE Days, I would like to have a game that mocks up an OSC Economy and see how we might actually manifest those into existence. I will definitely do this in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban (maybe Stellenbosch too...I want to grow the OSCE Days network in South Africa). and also include representation not just from urban centers but also from the marginalized townships, where such economies will have the greatest impact.
I hope to spin-off all the ideas we develop for building our eco-house into business ideas that can incubate new businesses. The main goal is to spin off cooperatives in townships that can become self-sustaining businesses and plant the seed for OSCLE (Open Source Circular Local Economies).
The game could be simliar to the one used at Transition Networks meetings where they imagined a Transition Town of the future. Could we, all the cities and communities participating in the next OSCE Days, imagine building a supportive network whereby we all mutualize our designs and share them with each other as in Michel Bauwen's Global Commons concept, and help each other to create local economies everywhere. If we reach a minimum threshold of producing goods and services, we can create the beginnings of a circular economy within the OSCE Days community.
Berlin is a big OSCE Days hub. There is strong innovation community there. Same with Barcelona. I don't know where you live but in Cape Town, it is possible too. In fact, I have been asked to present at http://learningman.co.za/ and I can publicize this idea there to see if I can recruit more people to join OSCE Days and also to participate in building OSCLE's. The "economy" part is what will organize us all into a cohesive force with a common direction instead of a large group of unrelated projects.
Centuries ago, much of society was actually local economies and there was a lot of sharing and things were organic. In an earlier part of the development of human civilization, we were all living in OSCLE's but the technology wasn't as sophisticated. Therefore, we know it is possible. If we can replicate that and develop alternative OSCLE's embedded within the mainstream economy, it will be like a cancer in the main host and grow larger and larger. Its success will feed on itself exponentially. In this case, it's a good cancer!