Here we will collate a list of our favourite ideas/projects/solutions/local events worked on in 2015. This is a great way to reflect on the work of last year, build the community, maintain a clearer record of outputs for 2015 and can also be used for 2016 communications. Great!
Please nominate yours as soon as you can @BoST@unteem and everyone…
Please describe what you want to nominate and give a short reason. First we will put all of our highlights here and then create the top ten which we can turn into some visual communication tool.
Circular Makespaces challenge set by the Great Recovery: the team came up with a platform concept ‘Maker Circle’ to share knowledge on sustainable design and production with the maker community, a very practical and usable tool that can (and will) be further developed.
Gien’s expert videos: a series of (how many?) live talks with experts on biomimicry to remanufacturing!
Hi guys (@sharmarval & @Jaime), the more I think about it the more strange it occurs to me, that we do not have it.
Let’s create it on the webpage - this week. A section with the headline:
###Some Outcomes of 2015 & Plans for 2016 - Find more in our Forum [LINK]
_So for this wee need 10 or 12 examples a name and a punch-line for each. _
Here is my List (language needs a lot of work - i am collecting first - pls. contribute - then lets dive into the language. - descriptions can have 170-200 characters including headlines and spaces):
###(1) CIRCULAR TEXTILE MANUAL
(Berlin) The Circular Textile Challenge in Berlin created a huge and open Circular Textile Manual [LINK]
###(2) CRLRL LAB FOUNDED
Because of the local OSCEdays Berlin the organizers got invited and supported by the city to found an association for Circular Economy in Berlin and dedicate a new 2000m2 space to it! [LINK CRCRL lab]
(As an outcome of the OSCEdays in Berlin, a group had the opportunity to found the CRCLR Lab with support of the city – a 2.000 m2 laboratory for circular economy culture and business. The incubation program includes co- working, urban farming, waste-free apartments and diferent kind of workshops and programs.)
###(3) OPEN SOURCE CIRCULAR ECONOMY QUESTION PLANTED
With the event 2015 the question for Open Source Circular Economy was planted in the global community and well anticipated. We were invited to give several talks on it [LINK] and the Circular Economy community included discussion about it in many discussions [LINK to DISRUPTIVE TALK]
###(3) FUTURE LIST
By listening to the global community and reading into the 102 challenges [LINK] shared in our forum we could distill a future wish list for the Circular Economy with urgent and inspiring tasks to take on in a global community [LINK]
###(4) OSCE e.V. ASSOCIATION FOUNDED
With the success of the OSCEdays 2015 it became clear that we need/there is a demand for a strong legal body to foster a global community to develop open source circular economy solutions and have exchange and communication around it. Following the energy of that demand we founded it . . .
###(5) OSCEdays BARCELONA DOCUMENTATION
The OSCEdays Community in Barcelona created a lot of open source documentation for circular furniture solutions [LINK] and created an impressive spanish resource about Open Source Circular Economy events and solutions [LINK]
###(6) SHOWERLOOP ON THE RISE
Showerloop is an Open Hardware solution for saving energy and water. Through the OSCEdays Helsinki Jason the inventor got in touch with the local open hardware community in Helsinki and the global open hardware community (such as POC21) resulting into a major boost for this phantastic project.
###(7) OSCEdays SHENZHEN - WELCOMING THE MAYOR OF SHENZHEN
With the Shenzhen Innovation Lab and David Lee [LINK VIDEO] on board a bridge to the electronics ecosystem of China was established. The local event caught the attention of the local authorities and ended up creating an opening ceremony for the mayor of Shenzhen introducing him into the topic of Open Source Circular Economy.
###(8) OPEN ENERGY MONITOR LCA
The Open Source Hardware company Open Energy Monitor used the OSCEdays to do a Life-Cycle-Assessment for their product. Presumably the first LCA for an Open Hardware product ever.
###(9) LA BIOME GOES CIRCULAR
The innovation & maker space “La Biome” in Rennes organized a challenge on “How to equip a citizen open lab with the circular economy” creating a rich and open tutorial about it. [LINK]
###(10) GLOBAL TALKS
Gien the local organizer for Cape Town decided to not just run a local event but set up a stream of online talks with worldwide known experts for the global community to plugin.
###(11) CIRCULAR MAKERSPACES
… Great Recovery
###(12) BIO DIGESTER
The OpenMicroMetha team invistigated the fows of organic waste in Mouans-Sartoux – a village in france. After visiting the local school, they identified a source of waste that could be transformed locally and on a small scale. During the following days, they realised a proof of concept of a biodigester in partnership with a local community space. LINK:
(13) GENERAL 33 CITIES
On invitation of the OSCEdays 2015 33 local events welcomed participatns discussing circular economy - many for the first time - issues like repairability . . .
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And here are some more stories that might make a good story:
I am working on the stories right now. Tonight they will be on the webpage. In that process I rebuild also the webpage a bit. So if you have any urgent changes for it to suggest - before you proceed with the newsletter - now is a good time for it
Jeap. Tweaking is good. Here is the 10 spots. They really can’t be longer then this. Shorter would be better.
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Some Outcomes of 2015 & Plans for 2016 - Find more in our Forum [LINK]
[-1] CIRCULAR TEXTILE MANUAL
The circular textile group and challenge in Berlin created a well elaborated open circular textile manual. [LINK TO MANUAL]
The circular textile’s node [LINK TO NODE ON FORUM] led by the Berlin community initiatied the development of an open circular textile manual. [LINK TO MANUAL]
[-2] CRCLR LAB KICK START
Because of their local event organizers in Berlin got invited and supported by the city to found a CRCLR association (and a 2000m2) CRCLR lab. [LINK TO CRCLR.ORG]
Local Berlin organizers were invited and supported by the city to kick-start a CRCLR association (and a 2000m2) CRCLR Lab. [LINK TO CRCLR.ORG]
[-3] OPEN SOURCE CIRCULAR ECONOMY PLANTED
With the first event in 2015 the question of Open Source as enabler for a Circular Economy was planted in the global discourse. [LINK TO TALKS]
Through our first event in 2015, the idea of Open Source as an enabler for a Circular Economy was planted in the global discourse. [LINK TO TALKS]
[-4] OSCE FUTURE LIST
By listening to the global OSCEdays community in 2015 we could distill a future wish list for an OSCE, to tackle together. [LINK TO LIST]
[-5] BARCELONA DOCUMENTATION
The OSCEdays Barcelona community created a fantastic event and a lot of OSCE documentation in Spanish. [LINK PDF]
The OSCEdays Barcelona community created and hosted a fantastic local event as well as a superb documentation manual [in Spanish]. [LINK PDF]
[-6] SHOWERLOOP ON THE RISE
Showerloop is circular open hardware solution. Through OSCEdays the founders got in touch with a local and global open hardware resulting in a major boost for that project. [LINK TO SHOWERLOOP/OR HELSINKI?]
Showerloop is a circular open hardware solution. Participating in OSCEdays boosted global awareness of this superb project and connected Showerloop with a local and global open hardware community. [LINK TO SHOWERLOOP/OR HELSINKI?]
[-7] OSCE IN GOVERNMENT
Several events welcomed politicians. The opening ceremony in Shenzhen was attended by the mayor of the city introducing him to the topic of OSCE. [LINK David Lee VIDEO]
[-8] LCA & OPEN HARDWARE
Open Energy Monitor is an open hardware company. During the OSCEdays they did an open Life-Cycle-Assessment for their product. [LINK TO TOPIC]
[-9] CITIZEN LABS GO CIRCULAR
La Biome in Rennes asked “How to equip a citizen open lab with the circular economy" and created a rich open tutorial for it. [LINK TO TOPIC]
La Biome in Rennes asked “How can we equip a citizen open lab for the circular economy" and created a rich open tutorial. [LINK TO TOPIC]
[-10] 33 CITIES GO OSCE
On invitation of OSCEdays 2015 33 local events across the globe welcomed participants discussing circular economy issues, many for the first time! [LINK TO 2015 DOCUMENTATION]
OSCEdays 2015 welcomed 33 local events across the globe where participants discussed circular economy issues and created practical solutions, many for the first time! [LINK TO 2015 DOCUMENTATION]_
@sharmarval - I am going for lunch now. And today I will find images and then start to add it to the page (starting probably around 17:00). If you can find the time to tweak it till then, cool (posts are wikis). If not also good - we can do it later.
I can see what you mean, but we already communicated about the association in the first newsletter and also will do in the latest one. Again, it’s what the purpose of the stories are: to show the practical benefits and results of sponsoring and getting involved in OSCEdays. I think the more practical and the more community-focused the better so that community participation is valued. The association and the future list can be communicated and promoted at any time…whereas we should leverage the results of 2015 as much as we can while we can.
That said, while I would prefer to focus on practical results, I’m just happy we are finally uploading something!
Hi @sharmarval@Lars2i - This is super, really needed - Great work (and of course wouldn’t be possible without all the fantastic project people worked/ are continuing to work on) - Agree we need to figure out how to navigate to directly. As and in-between thing I’ll take a screen shot when tweeting, promoting! Will look at having and OSCEdasy filled Easter weekend!