Online platform for the reutilization and redistribution of resources
GRRR is composed of protocols, agreements and manuals, as well as a technological tool that allows the visualization of a supply and demand map, the management and monitoring of resources, as well as the calculation and visibility of its environmental impact.
This project comes from a working group of the network of Arquitecturas Colectivas and is proposed as a tool for projects that share the values of the network such as participatory and open-source construction, the right to the city, the self-management of spaces and citizen empowerment.
It is about generating and maintaining circuits that keep the life cycle of materials open, giving them second and third lives within these projects to solve their needs and enhance their self-management. This type of strategy allows the creation of circuits of alternative and solidarity economy and is able to create bonds and synergies between actors with similar objectives and values, as well as between these and other institutions of different public and private sectors, through the connection between offers and demands. This process creates a creative culture of waste transformation into resources. If we understand the city as a quarry that supplies raw materials (city mining), new aesthetics and formulas of dignity will appear filling gaps in the collective imagination.
For this, we believe it is necessary to elaborate a complete strategy, consisting of protocols, exchange agreements and constructive solutions, that allows the cession of materials by public and private institutions, a correct handling and use of materials and ensures that these are used in processes with network values, through the creation of a 'quality seal'. All this has to be supported by a technological tool that connects supply and demand, serves as a repository of all the generated documentation and allows the monitoring of the projects and life cycle of the materials.
The principles of the project are based on the values of:
- Collaboration (middle pacts between citizens, administrations or private entities for the care and regeneration of urban commons).
- Responsibility (central element in the relationships between different agents as well as an indispensable condition for the collaboration to be effectively focused on the production of useful results).
- Inclusion (interventions of care and regeneration of the urban commons must be organized in such a way as to allow other interested citizens to participate in the activities at any time).