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Alpine Community Economies Lab uses participatory design methods to support alpine communities in addressing cross-cutting concerns of sustainable socio-economic development outlined in the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region and the Alpine Convention.

Via a gender-sensitive and community-based research space in Rovereto (Trentino/Italy), a diversity of civic actors and policy makers is engaged in the collaborative

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This part of the website is evolving as the organisation evolves.

At the moment there are links to important CEI documents, including those relevant to how the organisation currently operates and those that will become part of the historical record of how the CEI has developed.


In this essay I reflect on and theorize efforts to teach, learn, and advance solidarity economy, a movement and design project to create the conditions for community determination and collective well-being. I draw from five years of ethnographic work and two years of teaching efforts to reassemble the resources at hand into a pedagogical intervention along the lines of what Jon Law (2004) describes as a “methods assemblage,” a set of


On her YouTube Channel, Kelly Dombroski has a series of six videos that can be used in teaching about community economies:


The 2013 book, Take Back the Economy (by J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy) has been used in a variety of teaching settings.

The teaching section of the Take Back the Economy website details of some of the ways the book has been used, including: