Felipe Schmidt Fonseca

Felipe Schmidt Fonseca
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I am an experienced Berlin-based Brazilian advocate for social-environmental innovation and free/open-source technologies. I'm finishing a PhD (Northumbria University /  Mozilla Foundation). 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".

I am a co-founder and lead articulator of the Tropixel network and a member of GIG and Circular Berlin. I was a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow between 2019 and 2022. More recently, I co-created and led other collaborations such as ID21, fonte.wiki, and Semente.

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.


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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