OCTOBER 2017 - COOPERACY OPEN ECOSYSTEM FOR AIR3
AIR3, the Association of Italian Film Directors, asked Cooperacy to facilitate their assembly meetings through a participative format. The end of October marked an important moment for AIR3 as a decision about its future governance was needed. In this occasion Cooperacy organized a one-day meeting based on the Open Ecosystem, an evolution of the Open Space Technology (OST), the methodology developed by Harrison Owen inspired by the traditional gatherings of ancient peoples and brought to Italy and Milan by Genius Loci.
SEPTEMBER 2017 - COOPERACY @ TECHFESTIVAL IN COPENHAGEN
Techfestival aim was to start a new conversation on the relationship between humans & technology: people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities gatehered in Copenhagen to attend events, talks and meetups. Cooperacy participated with three activities: an event where participants could learn more about cooperation and the social technologies that may enhance it and could experiment physical cooperation through an acro-yoga demo; a session of “Cooperative Monopoly” where participants - with the help of the workshop coordinators - experimented a different social system able to bring common enjoyment; cph150, a two-day think tank with 150 philosophers, designers, technologists, artists, researchers and writers that resulted in a progressive manifesto on responsible tech development: the Copenhagen letter.
SPRING 2017 – COOPERACY @ THE PARTIAL LEAST SQUARE 2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Cooperacy Research Team developed the Cooperation Context Index by Country, an international index which describes whether the context of a country may allow people to start cooperations. The relative scientific article, accepted for presentation and conference, was written by Alessandro Merletti De Palo, Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Mariangela Nitti, Gianna Monti and Fabio Marigo. In particular, Alessandro and Mostafa have been working without knowing each other for two years. Here you find the picture shot when they met for the first time, just in Macau at the PLS'17 conference.
AUTUMN 2016 – COOPERACY @ THE OPEN PRODUCTION CONFERENCE
During the Conference at NYU Stern School of Business, Cooperacy is invited in Hamburg for the Open Production Conference. In the video interview the founder talks about the importance of a interdisciplinary approach.
SPRING 2016 – COOPERACY @ THE COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE CONFERENCE
Cooperacy investigations are chosen again by the International Collective Intelligence Conference, this time held in New York at the NYU Stern School of Business.
AUTUMN 2015 - THE HORIZON 2020 GROUP
Cooperacy brings together 16 international participants for the big project of developing a cooperation theory game portal and its mobile app able to make people learn how to cooperate. The project is developed, and after a first trial it is resubmitted in April 2016. The participant institutions are:
1 Alessandro Merletti De Palo – Cooperacy Association Italy
2 Aelita Skaržauskiené – Mykolas Romeris University Lithuania
3 José F. Aldana – Universidad de Málaga Spain
4 Giovanni Allegretti – University of Coimbra Portugal
5 Yi Wang – University of Manchester England
6 Dap Hartmann – Delft University of Technology Holland
7 Ana Lis Rodríguez Nardelli – DemocracyOS Argentina
8 Maria Grazia Mattei – Meet the Media Guru Italy
9 Christian Iaione – Marconi University Italy
10 Marek Dobeś Slovak – Academy of Science Slovak Rp
11 Oscar Barda Them – Games France
12 Giovanni Caloro – Amarena Pictures Italy
13 Gerardo de Luzenberger – Genius Loci Italy
14 Alessandro Couyoumdjian – La Sapienza Italy
15 Baasbox – Italy
16 Primavera De Filippi – CNRS France
AUTUMN 2015 - COOPERACY INVITED @ THE FIRST POSITIVE PEACE CONFERENCE
Due to the strong similarities between the Positive Peace concept and the Cooperative Contexts in international indicators, Cooperacy is invited by the Institute for Economy and Peace at the first Inaugural Conference on Positive Peace at Stanford. Due to lack of funds, Alessandro Merletti De Palo reluctantly has to decline the participation of Cooperacy.
AUTUMN 2015 - COOPERACY AMONGST THE MILANO SMART CITY SHARING ECONOMY EXPERTS
The Milan municipality inserts Cooperacy amongst the Sharing Economy Experts and Operators for the Milano Smart City Project.
AUTUMN 2015 – COOPERACY @ THE IASC CONFERENCE THE CITY AS A COMMONS IN BOLOGNA
Cooperacy paper is selected for the IASC Conference The City as a commons in Bologna and Alessandro is encharged to explain the model to the participants of the conference. During a speech by Cristian Iaione he suggests to have a common fund for changing the current economic system that is the principle obstacle against a culture based on the commons framework. The idea is appreciated with smiles and laughs because of its eccentric nature. When Alessandro goes back home he understands that a collective funding could be the missing piece of the Cooperacy project.
SUMMER 2015 – COOPERACY @ THE COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE CONFERENCE
Cooperacy presents its model and poster during the CIC 2015 in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, at the presence of Google Vice President Regina Duncan and the Facebook Research Lab. The poster gathers a wide audience, so interested that they left the room after everybody else was already gone. Alessandro and Ilario met several people that will join in September to develop a common project.
SPRING 2015 - COOPERACY AMONGST THE SCIENTIFIC MEMBERS OF THE OUISHARE FEST RESEARCH LAB
While awaiting the response from the University of Michigan, we sent the same paper also to the festival of the Sharing Economy in Paris among the research lab. In March we were notified that we had been chosen as part of the Ouishare Fest research lab. Alessandro goes to the Ouishare Fest where the model is appreciated and many people get interested, but only a few really get in touch with the Cooperacy group.
2015 WINTER - COOPERACY APPROVED @ CIC 2015
The paper goes well and Ilario and Alessandro decide to invest private money and fly to Silicon Valley in order to attend the Collective Intelligence Conference in Santa Clara. The group start to prepare the poster that will be used to present the model.
2014 AUTUMN - COOPERACY RESEARCH GROUP
Alessandro Merletti De Palo looks for researchers interested in the Cooperation model he had been into for many years. After contacting his long term partner in the previous studies, Maria Gisa Masia, a group psychologist who was his main introduction to the groups dynamics, he involves the statistician Mariangela Nitti; Alessandro Mancinella, a Masia colleague; his long term friend Ilario Tito and two others (who will then leave the group for lack of time). An Indian developer, Kanwar Ujjawal Sing sets the first basic website. The five remaining researchers edit a presentation paper in order to participate at the 2015 Collective Intelligence Conference organized by Scott Page from the University of Michigan and by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence held in Santa Clara (CA), Silicon Valley.
THE BEGINNING - 2014
At the beginning of 2014 Alessandro Merletti De Palo meets Ilario Tito, an old friend from primary school, at Bar della Pace (The Peace Bar) in Rome, and tells him about having a distributed democracy based on cooperative economy. They plan to look for other people interested in the idea.