As a collaborative and internationally networked organisation, r0g_ supports sustainable and hybrid forms of cultural innovation and social enterprise in regions undergoing rapid and fundamental transformation. Following a philosophy of ‘open knowledge for open societies’ r0g_ acts to put into practice the mechanisms of sustainable open source methodologies using appropriate and community based technologies (i.e. FOSS, OER, Open Data and related Open ICT4D). It sees these as tools for empowering citizens, where exchange, collaborative production and access to open knowledge are of fundamental importance in creating free and open societies. Our particular focus is on how these mechanisms can held enable peace and foster innovation in crisis and post-conflict regions.
How we work
The agency operates as a connector, initiator and producer within a global network of organizations and advocates that develop and implement projects and strategies in fields such as open source hard- and software, social media research, education, journalism, E-government, media arts, urbanism, cultural hacktivism, networked collaboration and digital forms of work. It runs workshops, seminars and conferences, developing its programming worldwide.