Cosmo-localism and the futures of material production

Photo By Nicholas Zambetti – http://www.arduino.cc/, CC BY-SA 3.0,  This essay posits the idea of ‘cosmo-localism’ (or ‘cosmo-localization’) as a potentially useful concept in both explaining a new economic model and in formulating sustainable development pathways. It is a thought stimulation exercise that invites us to join a conversation about the design of a new political economy. The essay…

Publications: José Ramos

Ramos, J. Bauwens, M. and Kostakis, V. (Forthcoming – 2016), ‘P2P and Planetary Futures’, In Carson, R. (Ed.), Critical Posthumanism and Planetary Futures (working title only), Springer, Zurich. (book chapter) Ramos J. (Forthcoming – 2016). ‘Linking Foresight and Action: Toward a Futures Action Research’, In Rowell, L., Bruce, C., Shosh J., and Riel, M. (Ed.),…

Rising to the challenge of the 21st century: the role of futures research and practice

This short essay is adapted from a short piece I wrote during my time as Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, for their publication Global-is-Asian. ================= More than ever, futures research is needed to support people’s critical understanding of the challenges we face…

Foresight, Innovation and Enterprise Modeling – A 10+ Year Journey

This draft paper, titled “Foresight, Innovation and Enterprise Modeling” (downloadable HERE), is the culmination of a decade long journey in attempting to link our evolving knowledge of emerging futures with present action, through a variety of means, innovation and enterprise development, design, activism, policy development, meditation (yes that is correct – doing absolutely nothing is…

Deep democracy, peer-to-peer production and our common futures / Syvädemokratia, vertaistuotanto ja yhteiset tulevaisuutemmemore

Earlier this year Dr. Vuokko Jarva, a futures scholar who works on consumer education to promote future consciousness and planetary responsibility and is developing new narrative approaches in futures studies, invited me to write an essay for the Finnish journal Futura (a publication of the Finnish Society for Futures Studies). The special edition of the journal…

Asia Deep Dive on the Commons and the Temporalities of the Commons

I was invited in mid Oct to participate in the Asia Deep Dive on the Commons, a process  of the Heinrich Bo?ll Foundation‘s Commons Strategy Group, in large part due to Michel Bauwens’ influence and via our dialogues on alternative globalizations. The HB foundation is doing amazing pioneering work bringing together social innovators and thinkers…