The twentieth century set the practices of industry and agriculture firmly within the hold of large business. A recent trend of disruptive practices have asked whether it’s possible to create new/old ways of how we make things that’s more discursive, more democratic and more sustainable.
Marcin Jakubowski is one such innovator. He’s the founder of Open Source Ecology, an open collaborative of engineers, producers and builders who have been developing new ways to design and create the solutions needed in our present and our future.
Marcin has been called an Innovation Stuntman, a Disruptive Hero, was recognized on the Enrich List, and gained the distinctions of a 2012 TED Senior Fellow, a 2013 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and a 2013 White House Champion of Change.
His organization, Open Source Ecology, works through a variety of methods and programmes. It is perhaps the best known for the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). The GVCS is a set of 50 most important machines that it takes for modern life to exist – everything from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker.
Marcin founded Open Source Ecology in 2003 in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality. The mission of Open Source Ecology is to create a collaborative economic platform that optimizes development, production, and distribution – via open source collaboration – to accelerate innovation to unprecedented levels.
Most recently, OSE has established the OSE fellowship, targeted at individuals who want to share in the mission of establishing self-sustaining communities of their own. To find out how to apply, please visit here.
We had a chance to speak with Marcin Jakubowski on Social Design Insights, where he and our host Eric Cesal spoke about the future of agriculture, industry, and how to make more evolved humans. Join us below at the link.