El banco de tiempo Por Javier Segura del Pozo Médico salubrista “Cambio una hora cuidando a tus hijos, por una hora de clases de cocina”. Como continuación de nuestra serie Desarrollo comunitario (DC) (ver Desarrollo comunitario), hoy hablaremos sobre los bancos de tiempo. Fuente imagen: ¿Qué es un banco de tiempo? Es un sistema de trueque o intercambio de servicios, en el que la unidad de valor es el tiempo. Los que reciben servicios no lo hacen desde una base caritativa, sino sustentado en la reciprocidad. Principios La filosofía de los bancos del tiempo se basa en cinco principios: Todo el mundo tiene una habilidad o servicio que ofrecerAlgunos trabajos no se pueden valorar con un valor monetarioReciprocidad en la ayudaLas redes sociales son necesariasRespeto por todos los seres humanos Como funciona El voluntarismo de estas experiencias y, a veces su falta de apoyo, han resultado en que muchos de estas iniciativas fracasaran.
Vidéo : Analyse globale et originale des crises qui ébranlent le monde aujourd'hui Analyse globale et originale des crises qui ébranlent le monde aujourd’hui. Les alternatives nécessaires pour éviter qu’elles ne se reproduisent, tant au Nord que dans les pays du Sud. Par Eric TOUSSAINT, docteur en sciences politiques des universités de Liège et de Paris VIII, président du CADTM Belgique et auteur de nombreux livres et articles parmi lesquels les deux derniers ont à voir avec l’analyse de la crise actuelle. L’un est paru en janvier 2008 et est intitulé « Banque du Sud et nouvelle crise internationale », coédition CADTM-Syllepse, Liège-Paris, 2008. Le deuxième écrit avec Damien Millet est sorti d’imprimerie aujourd’hui mardi 28 octobre 2008 et sera en librairie dans les semaines qui viennent. À ce jour, 187 pays en sont membres (les mêmes qu’à la Banque mondiale). Cliquez pour plus. Cliquer pour plus... ».
Time Banking In economics, a time-based currency is an alternative currency where the unit of exchange is the person-hour. Some time-based currencies value everyone’s contributions equally: one hour equals one service credit. In these systems, one person volunteers to work for an hour for another person; thus, they are credited with one hour, which they can redeem for an hour of service from another volunteer. Critics charge that this would lead to fewer doctors or dentists. Early time-based currency exchanges Edgar S. Time Dollars Time Banks Time banking Time banking is a pattern of reciprocal service exchange that uses units of time as currency. Origins and philosophy According to Edgar S. As a philosophy, time banking also known as Time Trade is founded upon five principles, known as Time Banking's Core Values: Everyone is an assetSome work is beyond a monetary priceReciprocity in helpingSocial networks are necessaryA respect for all human beings Criticisms
Made in Sishane Why You're Not Friends With Your Neighbors | Wired Business Nextdoor and Topix, two online community networks, hope virtual fences will translate to real businesses. Photo: Jim at sonicchicken After building neighborhood social networks in more than 3,000 communities across the U.S., Nirav Tolia has learned just how many different things neighbors can accomplish. Using Nextdoor, the site built by Tolia and his team, neighbors get burglars arrested, investigate possible water poisoning, and stop the installation of parking meters. But the one thing they’re not looking to do is make friends. “You’re not friends with your neighbors,” Tolia says. “With your neighbors, everyone can get fired up about the pothole, and that’s something that your Twitter followers and your friends and your business colleagues just don’t care about… On Facebook, I’m going to be posting about my birthday.” Tolia might be on to something. This sort of targeted action happens to be an area where Facebook is weak.
Fourth Corner Exchange Inc BerkShares: Local Currency for the Berkshire Region Co-production James Quilligan: "Co-Production - the outcome of synergistic cooperation; productivity, creative output and social capital created through a group working under a transparent process of co-governance." Co-production = "the means by which the beneficiaries of charity, philanthropy services or public services are instrumental in the design , planning and delivery of specific services or broader social outcomes as a way of improving the service or activity and rebuilding the local community" See also the policy report with the same title, by the New Economics Foundation below. From: 'Participation' by beneficiaries of a service or a public good is not a new idea, and the forms it can take and value it adds has been debated across the world. The idea has been developed through the work of the American Civil Rights Lawyer Dr Edgar Cahn, who regards co-production as the central principle in successful professional practice. "The term isn't new.
PET Lamp In the Summer of 2011, on a visit to Colombia, I was invited to form part of an attractive project focussed on the reuse of plastic bottles PET. Hélène Le Drogou, psychologist and activist concerned with the plastic waste that contaminates the Colombian Amazon, invited me to give my point of view as an industrial designer on this problem. As part of a group of creatives involved in this project, I could see that the pollution generated by the plastic bottles that we use every day is a problem that affects us on a global level. It was because of this that I decided to develop a project that would provide answers, from a design viewpoint, to this global issue. The way we addressed this problem was to combine it with an ancient artisan resource: the textile tradition. Thus, my idea was to convert an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture. Seen from a distance, for its logical complexity, it seemed like an impossible task.
The Close Web: Social Networks Are Coming Home | Wired Business San Francisco’s Potrero Hill was one of the neighborhoods that tested the new version of Nextdoor. Photo: David Spencer/Flickr In its early days, the web helped bring together scientists in Switzerland and California. Now the web is at last evolving to connect one of the trickiest groups of all: people who live right next door to one another. Today, neighborhood social network Nextdoor takes the wraps off an extensive overhaul that greatly expands the number of locals with whom its members may connect. “I’m connected to a bunch of neighbors who I’ve literally never met. Obviously that’s important for Nextdoor’s continued success (the social service doubled to 8,000 neighborhoods in the last six months and just closed a $22 million venture capital round). “We’re designed to connect to neighbors, not friends,” says Nextdoor co-founder and CEO Nirav Tolia.