WikiHouse is an open source construction set that enables anyone to design, download, print and assemble a house. Founded in collaboration with Architecture 00, the WikiHouse project now has more than 10 chapters in cities around the world and a TED talk with over a million views.
We are developing WikiFactory to enable design and hardware projects to collaborate as effectively as open source software projects. The in-browser, open source platform will feature a library of 3D designs and an easy-to-use design tool so that anyone can create, share and modify designs for digital fabrication.
Set to launch in early 2015, Ampify is an open source, decentralised application platform. It will provide a web-application framework to create social apps on top of a secure, decentralised core.
Wigwamm is an app for real estate agents and landlords to be able to upload a listing for a new property onto Rightmove/Zoopla/Gumtree within seconds from their smart phone. It allows landlords and vendors to see real-time interest in their property, keeping them informed and in control.
OpenDesk is an online marketplace for local making. It offers a collection of digitally fabricated furniture by a range of international designers. All designs are open source and can be downloaded by anyone to be made locally and on demand - either by yourself, or by their growing global network of makers.
Built in collaboration with our friends at Architecture 00, the Civic Crowd is a community action platform which enables people to map, collaborate and drive positive change in their area.
Social Business Incubation
Social Startup Labs are standalone, 1-day workshops at which local enterprise ideas are generated and acted upon.
Building on our earlier concept of trust maps from Xnet, in 2009 we built the Espra Trustmap, a web service for mapping trust and reputation.
In 2006 we built Green TV, the worlds first online broadband TV channel for environmental content.
In 2005, we joined the original Impact Hub Islington, a network and co-working space focused on making a positive impact in the world.
Gift Economy and Micro-Payments
In 2001 we designed a system called Espra File Sharing, which was built on top of Freenet, as an early P2P anonymous file sharing network.
Collaborative Decision Making
Originally conceived in 2000, Xnet is a collaborative decision making and participative budgeting tool that enables open organisations to define their organisational structure, manage project resources, keep up to date with who’s working on what and make intelligent, democratic decisions.
Originating as early as 1999, Pecus are an Espian model for an alternative, reputation based currency, which were incorporated into the Xnet project.
Systems designer, visionary entrepreneur and aspiring polymath. Spends his time innovating on the cutting edge of social, economic and
Technical architect and software developer that is passionate about employing P2P and open source technologies to solve systemic problems and bring about a more open, sustainable economy.
Constantly building on her range of skillsets - from web development to illustration, strategic planning to video production, and more - to see social innovation projects through early stages and beyond.
Aspiring technologist and futurologist that enjoys keeping up with the latest tech innovations and implementations. Has a background in politics and international relations.
Designer, programmer and languages geek. A student of life based in London, seeking ways to harness technology, design, and the scientific method to benefit humankind.
Trained as an architect as well as experienced as a social venture developer, leading her to launch several innovative workspace environments and social innovation incubators.
Always takes an incisive, refreshing approach to growing ethical brands and startups with his marketing, web and print design, and business development skills.
A thinker, doer and entrepreneur for a range of worldwide issues, his latest book ‘The Ethical Economy’ guides a call to build the instruments, institutions, and technologies to realise the democratisation of our economies.