What drives me
Pragmatic Utopian. I work to build the best future I can imagine, starting right here, right now, with what we have, having cognisance of Christopher Alexander's principle of 'structure preserving transformations'.
My over-riding concern is to work where I believe I can be most effective - having regard to Donella Meadows' "Leverage Points" essay - in contributing to the likelihood of that most improbable system - human civilisation - surviving the next century or two.
Key text - "A Transcender Manifesto".
The intersection between my capacities, what needs doing and the way in which it needs to be done is where I focus. At present, this directs me toward the development of digital tooling to address the systemic drivers of extractive culture.
The cultural understanding of money as a reified uber-commodity that is necessarily scarce lies deep in the systemic drivers of our extractive, competitive, auto-destructive economy, which acts like a semi-autonomous, out-of-control machine for turning the biosphere into dollar tokens.
This needs to change.
At heart, though, I remain an architect.
CV / timeline
- Mutual Credit Services (MCS) : since 2020/03
- Sustenance Partners - UK gov funded food economy project - with MCS : since 2020/11
- Mutual Credit Services : since 2020/03
- Credit Commons : since 2019/05
- Open Credit Network : since 2018/11
- Founder Member, Brixton Common Land Co-op : since 1998
- Finance Innovation Lab Fellowship programme 2019
- Collaboration with DEIP blockchain for Science 2018
- Co-Founder and developer at fit-smarter physiotherapy app 2014-2018
- Owner, Dil Green Architect - projects to £1M, 2000-2015
- Founder, Trustee, The Family School, 2005-2010
- Owner, Design Led Construction - projects to £300k, 2002-2008
- MJP Architects 1994-2001. Project lead for £20M Wellcome Wing
- Co-Founder and worker, Brixton LETS community currency, 1994-1999
Other Projects / Concerns
- Email: dil ~at~ dilgreen ~dot~ net
- Twitter (and generally) @dilgreen