unMonastery

unMonastery is a distributed network and a way to re-vision resilient communities during a time of environmental, infrastructural, and economic volatility. Interweaving the history of monasticism and hackerspace design patterns, the initiative is in the process of building a network of long-term living spaces to cultivate service-oriented work and practice.

For over three years, I worked to support unMonastery living sites in Matera, Italy and Athens, Greece, as well as contributed to the production of a library of documentation, tools, templates and reflection, known as the unMonastery BIOS.

Additionally, I co-coordinated the Global unMonastery Summit at Transmediale 2015, and I designed the open source governance for the organization, available on the unMonastery github.

Benedictine principles inform a new open-source initiative, Elvia Wilk, unCube Magazine, 25/04/2014
An Open Letter to Pope Francis on the Ethical Economy, Michel Bauwens, 21/04/2014
Eleven tips for councils on thinking creatively about adult social care, Sarah Marsh, The Guardian, 28/04/2014
Can Monasteries be Models of Reclaiming Tech For Good?, Nathan Schneider, The Nation, 6/2014
unMonastery, a Commune for the Internet Age, Elvia Wilk, DAZED, 11/2014

unMonastery pilot in Matera, Italy (2014).
Workshop, Global unMonastery Summit, Transmediale, Berlin, Germany (2015).