Groove is in the Heart:

The DiSCO Elements

The DisCO Project is a friendly and carefully planned approach for organizations that want to create and share value in ways that are cooperative, commons-oriented and rooted in feminist economics.

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Self-organised teams empowered by distributed governance

A DisCO (Distributed Cooperative Organisation) is an organisational model for cooperative groups that combines ideas and practices from cooperativism, the commons, P2P and feminist economics.

It aims to prototype new and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and value accounting meant to counteract pervasive economic inequality, and offers an alternative to the aims and outcomes of DAOs (Decentralised Autonomous Organisations).
The chapters

Chapter 1: How to Account for the Future of Work

The problem of unfulfilled technological ideas and ideals, and a critical perspective on the blockchain and DAOs.

Chapter 2: DisCO in a Nutshell

A refresher on DisCO and an update to the DisCO Manifesto focused on the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on labor and economics.

Chapter 3: DisCO in 7 Principles and 11 Values

A new framing of the 7 DisCO principles with practical examples to address previously introduced problems, and an introduction to our pilot projects, the DisCO LABS.

Chapter 4: Take your time, do it right: Commons Governance

A guide to how DisCO governance specifically articulates the principles and values outlined in the prior chapter. Includes infographic illustrations about the DisCO Governance and economic model.

Chapter 5: The DisCO CAT and DisCO-Tech

DisCO’s Community Algorithmic Trust, or CAT, a series of modular software platforms designed to enable people to learn about and build viable DisCOs.

Chapter 6: Care before Code: It’s What Makes DisCOs Different

The personal stuff – how and why the recognition of care work is so crucial for change-makers and DisCOs.

Chapter 7: DisCO Futures: Building Tracks

What needs to happen for DisCOs to grow and flourish across the economy? Policy recommendations towards a future of work with a focus on labor and gender rights, and addressing the digital divide.
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