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Title: Beyond global versus local: illuminating a cosmolocal framework for convivial technology development
Author: Kostakis, Vasilis  
Niaros, Vasilis  
GIOTITSAS, CHRISTOS  
Keywords: ecological economics
environmental justice
degrowth
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2023
Publisher: Springer Nature
Citation: Kostakis, V. [Vasilis], Niaros, V. [Vasilis] & Giotitsas, C. [Chris]. (2023). Beyond global versus local: illuminating a cosmolocal framework for convivial technology development. Sustainability Science, 18, 2309–2322 (2023). doi: 10.1007/s11625-023-01378-1
Published in: Sustainability Science, 2023, 18
Project identifier: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/2021 SGR 00975
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/802512
Abstract: A reconceptualisation of technology, as a vital component of modern society cutting across all its other aspects, is required to achieve social and environmental sustainability. This paper presents a convivial technology development framework using the concept of “cosmolocal” production. The latter captures the dynamic of dispersed technology initiatives, which exhibit conceptualisations of living, working and making around the commons. It is a structural framework for organising production by prioritising socio-ecological well-being over corporate profits, over-production and excess consumption. From the vantage point of Tzoumakers, a cosmolocal initiative in which the authors participate, this paper offers an empirical account of its conception and evolution. We further examine its relation and cooperation with various similar interconnected places in urban and rural settings.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/148924
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