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Collaborative Economy in Argentina: the meeting of two paradigms

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Collaborative Economy in Argentina: the meeting of two paradigms. Between the startup model and the minga culture. Showed at Kultursymposium Weimar 2016, Weimar, June 2 2016.

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Collaborative Economy in Argentina: the meeting of two paradigms

  1. 1. Collaborative economy in Argentina: the meeting of two paradigms Between the startup model and the minga culture ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE
  2. 2. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE Collaborative economy means… Decentralization and distribution instead of centralization (of capital, power, decisions, actions). Acces instead of ownership. P2P networks and desintermediation. Anticonsumerims, enviromental conscious, fair trade, equity, focus on humans. Commons orientation. Wide variety of iniatives, both for profit and nonprofit, concerning material and inmaterial goods, services, knowledge, rights, food, technologie, spaces, identities. Not all always compatible!
  3. 3. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE MIX ”Old” “traditional” South American collaborative economy and practices “New” collaborative economy models from global North. Argentina, where influences melt MINGAS BUEN VIVIR COOPS TECH START UPS SHARING ECONOMY ENTREPRENEURSHIP UBERIZATION
  4. 4. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE To summarize, visibilize, understand, impulse: EL PLAN C The first website in Argentina focused on news and resources about collaborative economy as a whole. Mission: try to make sense of this wide range of activities and iniatives: coworkings + community gardens (not ruled by government). makerspaces + analogical repair clubs online second hand sales platforms + physical “all free” fairs to recirculate goods free software + free hardware + collaborative natural construction + permaculture carpooling + common good + disco sopa + open data + citizen innovation
  5. 5. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE
  6. 6. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE #coworkings #community gardens #p2p rental #p2p tourism #AirBnb #Couchsurfing #carpooling #Uber? #common good economy #system B #anticonsumerism #degrowth #free software #free hardware #desintermediaton #sustainability #free culture #network culture #collaborative economy #collaborative consumption #p2p production #sharing economy #commons #fablabs #permaculture #repair clubs #disco soup #food sharing #bikes #p2p education #moocs #commons #p2p lending #crowdfunding #citizen innovation #sharing cities #public space #abundance #second hand markets #open acces #open data #open gov #coops #circular economy #equity #social justice #buen vivir #postcapitalism #trust #open source #community #copyleft #decentralization #p2p networks #responsible consumption #democracy #wikipedia #creative commons #gift economy #transition
  7. 7. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE What we do Research The guide: an up-to-date directory of collaborative resources and initiatives in Argentina, both for profit and non profit, material and inmaterial First and second survey about coworking in Argentina, 2014 and 2015 First survey about makerspaces in Argentina, 2015
  8. 8. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE What we do Talks Green Drinks, Sustainable Brands, Coworking Week, a lot more Press We impulse collaborative economy in the agenda through regular contributions and interviews in the media. Coverage We cover the collaborative scene with chronicles, articles and interviews, also in social networks.
  9. 9. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE What we do Events in collaboration: First International Collaboration Day, International Ridesharing Day, Disco Soup in Argentina Open Minkas, collaborative consultancy, with Minka Collaborative Economy Week 2014, 2015 y 2016: Decentralized celebration with more than 100 collectives involved in 20 cities, from México to Patagonia, with Minka Encuentro Comunes/Commons: first big international meeting about collaborative economies in Buenos Aires, May 4-7 2016, with Goethe-Institut and Minka. ENCUENTRO COMUNES COMMONS // FIRST BIG INTERNATIONAL MEETING ABOUT COLLABORATIVE IN BUENOS AIRES // 2016
  10. 10. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE What we found out Yet? Specific #p2p rental and #sharing platforms aren’t working (yet?) in Argentina. But There’s a big and growing activity of decentralized rental, lending, second hand selling, sharing and donations, through Facebook or in offline, real life meetings. SASASASASASASASASAS SASASASASASASASASAS SASASASASASASASASAS SASASASASASASASASAS
  11. 11. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE What we found out Commercial #carpooling platforms aren’t working either. In 2013 they were six local startups. In 2014 entered global platform Tripda. By mid 2015, it was alone. In 2016, it shut down globally. But A small non profit carpooling platform, Carpoolear, is stil alive and kicking. There’s also a growing decentralizad movement of carpooling in Facebook.
  12. 12. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE What we found out #Crowdlending and #crowdfunding start ups are well and growing, but winner takes all. Soon in 2012 and 2013 there was a boom of platforms, but now it’s a small scene. It’s the same with Airbnb in tourism… the decentralization business is concentrating :P
  13. 13. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE But In the last three years, the number of cities with #public bikes systems grew from 1 to 4. What we found out
  14. 14. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE But #Coworking is booming: 60% more spaces and 250% more coworkers from 2014 to 2015. So do #makerspaces. What we found out
  15. 15. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE What we found out #Free software, #free hardware and #free culture communities are stronger every day. #P2P logic is behind #community wifi networks, #hackerspaces, #repair clubs and other groups.
  16. 16. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE So? The argentine mix Collaborative start ups face a hard time trying to validate their business model. Business need money and Argentina is a tough place. NGOs and network culture are blooming. Argentina is a great place for innovation, and collaboration is part of a solidarity tradition.
  17. 17. ECONOMIA COLABORATIVA Y CULTURA LIBRE Collaborative economy in Argentina looks more like a bunch of practices than a business model. It’s more about community resilience than about market solutions. Startup model and minga culture learn from each other and grow. So? The argentine mix
  18. 18. ¡Gracias! Thanks! Danke schön! Marcela Basch www.elplanc.net fb: elplanc tw: @elplancnet

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