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Putting the Crowd in the Picture: Crowdfunding and Cultural Heritage

By: Ann Marie 17 | 07 | 2015 #UNIAcapitalRiego, crowdfunding, Goteo

Crowdfunding is hardly a novel topic for readers of our blog and fans of cultural heritage. Countless projects on numerous platforms have seen the light of day thanks to this form of individual financial support, and even the most frivolous ideas can sometimes gain traction thanks to a combination of clever, “insider” humor and the immediate thrill of supporting a vaguely subversive


Mapping "Below the Radar" Organizations in Crowdfunding platforms, with Maria Botella of European Alternatives

By: Ann Marie 29 | 05 | 2015 Events, Goteo, impacto social, Help kit


One of our guests at the recent Goteathon was Maria Botella, who is the main researcher in the European Alternatives project “Mapping BTR”, a Nesta Policy and Research grant awardee for “Data Driven Methods for Mapping Below the Radar Activity in the Social Economy”. According to their website, “Mapping BTR&rdquo


OuiShare 2015, From Transition to Transformation: The Elephant in the Room

By: Ann Marie 26 | 05 | 2015 Events, Goteo

#OSFest15  -  May 21, 22:  Just a few steps into the main entry hall of Cabaret Sauvage, the site of the OuiShare 2015 event, was a large, black chalkboard. On the board there was a drawing of an elephant, and the phrase, “Share Your Elephant in the Room”. In case the expression “elephant in the room” isn’t familiar, it refers to a very obvious fact which nobody wants


OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword

By: Ann Marie 21 | 05 | 2015 crowdfunding, Events, Goteo, impacto social

Wednesday May 20th was the opening of OuiShare Fest 2015, held again in Paris under this year’s theme “Lost in Transition”. Casual conversation about this theme was a good icebreaker; most people I spoke with felt that the theme had a rather dark tone, although a few felt it was nothing more