THINK SPACE 2013
Alternativ konomiø
som f llesskabæ
20. september
Byens Rum
Source: www.impossiblehamster.org
“Anyone who believes exponential growth
can go on forever in a finite world is either
a madman or an economist.“
Kenneth B...
Just a financial crisis?
What is happening?
Multidimensional Crisis
Economic Crisis
Economic Crisis
The Concentric Circles
FINANCES
ECONOMY
SOCIETY
BIOSFERE
BIOSFERE
SOCIETY
ECONOMY
FINANCES
De-commercializ...
Ecological Crisis
Ecological Footprint
Denmark
Souce: www.footprintnetwork.org
Ecological Footprint
Spain
Souce: www.footprintnetwork.org
Ecological Footprint
- Overhead
- Impossibility of spread the
Occidental Way of Life
- Unsustainability
- Degrow
Energetic Crisis
Climate Crisis
Social Crisis
The growth's unhappiness
De-what?
What is degrowth?
- Trend of thought
- social movement
- Decrease of consuption
- Controlled and rational production
- Cul...
Degrowth basis
- Voluntary sobriety and simplicity
- Creative leisure time
- Reproductive work vs. productive work
- Reduc...
Some Questions
- Is it possible to continue growing
globally?
- Is it possible the sustainable growth?
- Why is better vol...
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
Las Corralas
The praxis
The praxis
The praxis
INITIATIVES
Permaculture
INITIATIVES
Food Sovereignty
INITIATIVES
Social Currency
Further Information
- Crash course
www.peakprosperty.com/crashcourse
- Ecological footprint
www.footprintnetwork.org
- The...
THINK SPACE 2013
community-based
alternative economy
The experience from “Casa Palacio del
Pumarejo (Sevilla)”
Community?
“What is and what should never be...”
Led zeppelin
What is Pumarejo?
Filmed and edited by Emek Filogullari http://vimeo.com/68080105 
What defines Pumarejo?
Struggle & organization
Protest graffiti on the roof
For Google Maps!!!
Speculation
Gentrification
...
What defines Pumarejo?
Openness & Self-organization Neighbours
Local trades
Asociations
Citizenship
Working on the restora...
What defines Pumarejo?
Celebration & sense
Of Humor
Acomplished goals
Live in the square
Party
Irony
Protest meeting at th...
Values of Pumarejo?
Community Vs Individual
Collective Decisions
Colaboration
Mutual Support
Assembly in the courtyard of ...
Values of Pumarejo?
Trust vs control
People
Processes
Diversity
Main Hall of the community 
Centre
Values of Pumarejo?
Abundance Vs Scarcity Resources
Abilities
Knowledge
Vs
Money
Pumarejo Paradise
Workshops about the Hou...
Values of Pumarejo?
Strength & determination
Workshop about Collective Self­building.
First step for the restoration of Pu...
Protest & Disobedience
What we have achieved:
Social and community centre
Cataloguing as BIC. 2003
Use agreement. 2011
Beg...
Protest & Disobedience
"Is a democracy, such as we know 
it, the last improvement possible 
in government? Is it not possi...
14 years building Social Fabric
& community
May's Cross Celebration
Resilience
“Affection
Is
Revolutionary”
Unexpected Graffiti on the  front of the 
Pumarejo's House
Alternative
economy?
in this context...
“Rocking in a free world”
Neil Young
We need other models!!
NEOLIBERAL ??
more market!!
Keynesian ??
+ Public invest!!
+ Citizenship!
Participation
Decision
Ac...
Creating Self-Sufficient Spaces
Basaed on: Ecology & Environment
Degrowth
Open models
Colaboration
Cooperation
Development...
"No matter how hostile the environment in which we are 
working is, we must never cease to insist that 
development is abo...
And what about
The money?
“Take the money and run”
Woody Allen
What is money?
"It is well enough that people of 
the nation do not understand our 
banking and monetary system, for if 
t...
What is money?
Positive money http://www.positivemoney.org/2013/05/what­is­money­new­video/ 
So why not
Create our
Own money?
“Free Money”
Patti Smith
Social Currency PUMA
What it is?: Local currency in Pumarejo
Complementary to €
Phisical Passbook
CES Digital Platform
1 p...
Social Currency PUMA
How to exchange? Passbook ready
Seller on +
Buyer on -
Sign the other passbook
New Balnce
Pass to CES...
Filling in the Passbook
Social Currency PUMA
Objectives Strengthen the community
Relocate the economy
Strengthen abilities and knowledge
Satisfy b...
Social Currency PUMA
How it works?
Board of offers & demands in the community 
centre of the Pumarejo House
Inscription & ...
CES: your personal account
CES: Offers and demands
Offer list on CES... You can search for 
time period, categories, user, last 
included, etc...
Off...
Working Groups
Communication
incorporation
Administration
MercapumaSupply Center
Care project
Health Project
Studies & Pro...
How is funded?
Mercapuma – Paper note! (only for 1 day)
Donations
Change to Pumas€
Conferences, Talks, Workshops, Projects...
Process followed
Oct 2011
Jan. 2012
March 2012
Jan 2013
May 2013
Today...
Talk about Social Currency in Pumarejo (RDS)
Fir...
Some data
Users: 700
actives: 300
Sellers: 50%
Buyers: 93%
Prosumers: 43%
March 2012 – sept 2013March 2012 – sept 2013
Tot...
Some data
Value generated in PumasValue generated in Pumas
2012: 3.000 Pumas / 22.500 Kr
2013 (1/2): 15.700 Pumas / 117.75...
SO??
Why not
Create your
Own money??
“Young Frankenstein”
Mel Brooks
Other local currencies
LETS System (Mutual Credit). And there are much more types!!
Starting!!!
Objectives?
Target Group?
Needs?
Type of currency?
Promoters Group
&
Participation!!
Inclussion!!
Participatio...
You can count on the PUMA
Herd!!!
"Whoever thinks that is too
little to change things, is
because he has never slept with a 
mosquito in the room”
Gui
Refferences & info
Pumarejo website: http://www.pumarejo.es
Restoration Project “LHN”: http://www.lohacemosnosotras.org/
D...
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Aalborg "Think Space Conference"... Community-based Alternative Economy

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A general overview about degrowth in the multidimensional crisis, and the Social Reaction in the neighbour of Pumarejo (Sevilla) in the last 15 years. Also how the Social Currency PUMA is working in this context.

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Aalborg "Think Space Conference"... Community-based Alternative Economy

  1. 1. THINK SPACE 2013 Alternativ konomiø som f llesskabæ 20. september Byens Rum
  2. 2. Source: www.impossiblehamster.org
  3. 3. “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.“ Kenneth Boulding
  4. 4. Just a financial crisis?
  5. 5. What is happening?
  6. 6. Multidimensional Crisis
  7. 7. Economic Crisis
  8. 8. Economic Crisis The Concentric Circles FINANCES ECONOMY SOCIETY BIOSFERE BIOSFERE SOCIETY ECONOMY FINANCES De-commercializing the liveDe-commercializing the live
  9. 9. Ecological Crisis
  10. 10. Ecological Footprint Denmark Souce: www.footprintnetwork.org
  11. 11. Ecological Footprint Spain Souce: www.footprintnetwork.org
  12. 12. Ecological Footprint - Overhead - Impossibility of spread the Occidental Way of Life - Unsustainability - Degrow
  13. 13. Energetic Crisis
  14. 14. Climate Crisis
  15. 15. Social Crisis
  16. 16. The growth's unhappiness
  17. 17. De-what?
  18. 18. What is degrowth? - Trend of thought - social movement - Decrease of consuption - Controlled and rational production - Cultural revolution - Together we can live better with less
  19. 19. Degrowth basis - Voluntary sobriety and simplicity - Creative leisure time - Reproductive work vs. productive work - Reduction of working hours - Triumph of the social life - Reduction of structures - Primacy of the local - Resources distribution
  20. 20. Some Questions - Is it possible to continue growing globally? - Is it possible the sustainable growth? - Why is better voluntarily degrowth?
  21. 21. The praxis
  22. 22. The praxis
  23. 23. The praxis
  24. 24. The praxis
  25. 25. The praxis
  26. 26. The praxis
  27. 27. The praxis
  28. 28. The praxis
  29. 29. The praxis
  30. 30. The praxis
  31. 31. The praxis Las Corralas
  32. 32. The praxis
  33. 33. The praxis
  34. 34. The praxis
  35. 35. INITIATIVES Permaculture
  36. 36. INITIATIVES Food Sovereignty
  37. 37. INITIATIVES Social Currency
  38. 38. Further Information - Crash course www.peakprosperty.com/crashcourse - Ecological footprint www.footprintnetwork.org - The oil drum www.theoildrum.com - Degrowth www.degrowth.eu www.decrecimiento.info
  39. 39. THINK SPACE 2013 community-based alternative economy The experience from “Casa Palacio del Pumarejo (Sevilla)”
  40. 40. Community? “What is and what should never be...” Led zeppelin
  41. 41. What is Pumarejo? Filmed and edited by Emek Filogullari http://vimeo.com/68080105 
  42. 42. What defines Pumarejo? Struggle & organization Protest graffiti on the roof For Google Maps!!! Speculation Gentrification Unique thinking boicot from city council
  43. 43. What defines Pumarejo? Openness & Self-organization Neighbours Local trades Asociations Citizenship Working on the restoration of  the social centre Neighbour waterproofing the roof  of the House
  44. 44. What defines Pumarejo? Celebration & sense Of Humor Acomplished goals Live in the square Party Irony Protest meeting at the main door  of the Town Hall
  45. 45. Values of Pumarejo? Community Vs Individual Collective Decisions Colaboration Mutual Support Assembly in the courtyard of the  House
  46. 46. Values of Pumarejo? Trust vs control People Processes Diversity Main Hall of the community  Centre
  47. 47. Values of Pumarejo? Abundance Vs Scarcity Resources Abilities Knowledge Vs Money Pumarejo Paradise Workshops about the House  and its future 2008.
  48. 48. Values of Pumarejo? Strength & determination Workshop about Collective Self­building. First step for the restoration of Pumarejo  House by the citizens. Oct 2012.
  49. 49. Protest & Disobedience What we have achieved: Social and community centre Cataloguing as BIC. 2003 Use agreement. 2011 Beginning House Restoration (“Lo hacemos nosotras” LHN - Project) ... And there's still some left Opening the Community Centre. 15 sept 2003 10 years ago.
  50. 50. Protest & Disobedience "Is a democracy, such as we know  it, the last improvement possible  in government? Is it not possible  to take a step further towards  recognizing and organizing the  rights of man?” Henry David Thoreau
  51. 51. 14 years building Social Fabric & community May's Cross Celebration Resilience
  52. 52. “Affection Is Revolutionary” Unexpected Graffiti on the  front of the  Pumarejo's House
  53. 53. Alternative economy? in this context... “Rocking in a free world” Neil Young
  54. 54. We need other models!! NEOLIBERAL ?? more market!! Keynesian ?? + Public invest!! + Citizenship! Participation Decision Action Direct Democracy !!
  55. 55. Creating Self-Sufficient Spaces Basaed on: Ecology & Environment Degrowth Open models Colaboration Cooperation Development & Economy Human Scale
  56. 56. "No matter how hostile the environment in which we are  working is, we must never cease to insist that  development is about people and not about objects.  That the aim of development must be neither  producerism not consumerism, but the satisfaction of  fundamental human needs, which are not only needs of  humanity, but needs of being as well. ” Manfred Max­Neef Human Scale Development
  57. 57. And what about The money? “Take the money and run” Woody Allen
  58. 58. What is money? "It is well enough that people of  the nation do not understand our  banking and monetary system, for if  they did, I believe there would be  a revolution before tomorrow  morning.” Henry Ford
  59. 59. What is money? Positive money http://www.positivemoney.org/2013/05/what­is­money­new­video/ 
  60. 60. So why not Create our Own money? “Free Money” Patti Smith
  61. 61. Social Currency PUMA What it is?: Local currency in Pumarejo Complementary to € Phisical Passbook CES Digital Platform 1 puma = 1 € LETS System Zero sum Game “the base is the Trust network”
  62. 62. Social Currency PUMA How to exchange? Passbook ready Seller on + Buyer on - Sign the other passbook New Balnce Pass to CES Transaction is based on mutual  trust. There's no control but  ourselves.
  63. 63. Filling in the Passbook
  64. 64. Social Currency PUMA Objectives Strengthen the community Relocate the economy Strengthen abilities and knowledge Satisfy basic needs Money as a tool Meeting points of Pumas are continous. Mercapuma y Supply Center
  65. 65. Social Currency PUMA How it works? Board of offers & demands in the community  centre of the Pumarejo House Inscription & training Registration at CES Initial Balance = 0 Max -100 P Personal Account Offers & demands Start transactions Integration on groups STOP use €
  66. 66. CES: your personal account
  67. 67. CES: Offers and demands Offer list on CES... You can search for  time period, categories, user, last  included, etc... Offer categories in  Puma Currency
  68. 68. Working Groups Communication incorporation Administration MercapumaSupply Center Care project Health Project Studies & Projects Accounts & management Web Social Networks Events Participation Inernal Communication People Producers & local business groups Monthly Market on Square Meet consumers & producers Main Funding Source Food & Hygiene 100% PUMA Prod. Organic, local, handmade Self-production Compensation / refund Arbitration Pumafunding Work bureau Prime Attention Proffesional Advising Alternative Therapy University Asociation Community Centres, etc.
  69. 69. How is funded? Mercapuma – Paper note! (only for 1 day) Donations Change to Pumas€ Conferences, Talks, Workshops, Projects, etc... Supply 20%50% 20% 10% Restoration Care Manage.
  70. 70. Process followed Oct 2011 Jan. 2012 March 2012 Jan 2013 May 2013 Today... Talk about Social Currency in Pumarejo (RDS) First Steps of PUMA: Type of Currency, Objectives, First Groups... 20 people aprox. Pilot project. Transactions p2p, Improvements & redefining First Swap Market on Square 1st Mercapuma... The party has just began!... Join up new people, Producers, local Business and others Consolidation of groups, new ideas & projects Difusion between local business and producers Extension of network and feeling on community Programming talks, Conferences, Radio, Events, workshops.... Redefinition of Supply Center And Care Project! Start working Sypply at 100% en PUMA II National Meeting of local Currencies Success!! Promote & replicate new local currencies Consolidate Projects (Care, Health, Food Sovereignty, training, etc.) Self-funding Projects in /Puma€
  71. 71. Some data Users: 700 actives: 300 Sellers: 50% Buyers: 93% Prosumers: 43% March 2012 – sept 2013March 2012 – sept 2013 Total Income in €Total Income in € 2012 (March – dic): 7.650 / 57.400 Kr€ 2013 (Jan. – june): 7.024 / 52.600 Kr€ Total Expected End 2013: 21.600 / 162.000 Kr€ Self-funding !!!Self-funding !!!
  72. 72. Some data Value generated in PumasValue generated in Pumas 2012: 3.000 Pumas / 22.500 Kr 2013 (1/2): 15.700 Pumas / 117.750 Kr€ Total Expected end 2013 33.000 P / 247.500 Kr eco-Wealth !!!eco-Wealth !!!
  73. 73. SO?? Why not Create your Own money?? “Young Frankenstein” Mel Brooks
  74. 74. Other local currencies LETS System (Mutual Credit). And there are much more types!!
  75. 75. Starting!!! Objectives? Target Group? Needs? Type of currency? Promoters Group & Participation!! Inclussion!! Participation Process with no  Exclusion or Digital divide
  76. 76. You can count on the PUMA Herd!!!
  77. 77. "Whoever thinks that is too little to change things, is because he has never slept with a  mosquito in the room” Gui
  78. 78. Refferences & info Pumarejo website: http://www.pumarejo.es Restoration Project “LHN”: http://www.lohacemosnosotras.org/ Documentary EMEK: http://vimeo.com/user1434688 Pumarejo Youtibe Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Pumarejolandia About Pumarejo's House Positive money: http://www.positivemoney.org/ NEF (New Economics Foundation): http://www.neweconomics.org/ Manfred Max-Neef website: http://www.max-neef.cl/ About monetary System and Multidimensional Crisis Blog Social Currency Puma: http://monedasocialpuma.wordpress.com/ Community exchange sistem (CES): https://www.community-exchange.org Complementary currency: http://www.complementarycurrency.org/ Scoop “Self-dependance & Social Currency”: http://www.scoop.it/t/autodependencia-y-moneda-social Blog julio gisbert “live without emplyment”: http://www.vivirsinempleo.org/ About local currencies
  79. 79. Download, use and share it http://www.slideshare.net/israelkp/ Contact monedapuma@sevillaentransicion.net israelkp@gmail.com

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