Felipe Schmidt Fonseca

Felipe Schmidt Fonseca
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I am Felipe Schmidt Fonseca, an experienced Berlin-based Brazilian advocate for social-environmental innovation and free/open-source technologies turned researcher. I am a co-founder and articulator of the Tropixel network and a member of GIG and Circular Berlin. Between 2019 and 2022 I was a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow (University of Dundee / Northumbria University / Mozilla Foundation). I have recently engaged in collaborations such as ID21, fonte.wiki, Semente and CODE.

In the last twenty+ years, I was a co-founder and leader of diverse initiatives dedicated to critical thinking (and making) at the intersections between culture, science, technology and society. Some examples are MetaReciclagem, CulturaDigital.BR, Bricolabs, Rede//Labs, Lixo Eletrônico, Ciência Aberta Ubatuba, UbaLab. I was the user community manager of the Subutai Platform and occasional lecturer/panelist/workshop facilitator/teacher/instructor/ on diverse topics.

I have recently completed my PhD at Northumbria University (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK). The title of my thesis successfully defended in September 2023 is "Generous cities – weaving commons-oriented systems for the reuse of excess materials in urban contexts". Before that I got an MA in Scientific and Cultural Dissemination from Labjor at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, acquired with a dissertation about networked experimental labs.


Understanding the Right-to-Repair Movement in the Global North and Global South

Mathew Lubari, Ugo Vallauri, Irene Agrivina Widyaningrum, Steffi Lemke, Felipe Schmidt Fonseca, Sarah Prien, Geraldine de Bastion

Exploring Right-to-Repair: Bridging perspectives in the Global North and South on empowering consumers, promoting sustainability, and confronting challenges in accessing repairability for electronic devices and equipment. #RightToRepair #GlobalTech
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BrailleRap Bhutan: how we replicated an opensource braille printer and so can you

Saad Chinoy, Felipe Schmidt Fonseca

Bhutan is uniquely situated in so many ways but in this context at the end of a very long supply chain. We look at how we used opensource to make something that makes sense using meaningful engagement and locally sourced parts. So why don't we make more meaningful things?
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