Heloisa Primavera

Published on 12/01/2008 - Contributors

Self-management, Sharing resources, P2P economy, Communities / Networks, ICTs, Social development, Exchange, Networks creation, Prosumers, Business strategies, Community currencies, Social capital, Social networks

Participate in: Redes de Trueque, Reinventando el Mercado - Juego de las 5 Columnas

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Biologist and sociologist. Creator of the Solidarity Exchange Network in Argentina. She has been trained in various schools of thought in Latin America: Social Cybernetics, initiated by W. De Gregori since the 70s in Brazil; Constructivist Linguistics Epistemology, developed by the School of Santiago from the work of Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varela and Fernando Flores.

She is a consultant for public and private organizations, especially in the area of organizational redesign and evaluation of social programs for public organizations. She has directed the Social Work Degree at the National University of Buenos Aires Province, and has been coordinator and professor at the Master in Public Administration (Faculty of Economics, University of Buenos Aires).

Committed to promote exchange clubs in Latin America, since 2000 Heloisa encouraged the Community Currencies work group at the Center for Solidarity Socioeconomics (PSES) of the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and Supportive World. With Philippe Amouroux, Laurent Fraisse, Marcos Arruda and Yoko Kitazawa, she integrates the PSES's Global Entertainment Team which manages the operation of its work groups. With colleagues from eight countries, she co-founded RedLASES (Latin American Network of Solidarity Socioeconomics) in 1999, which now promotes the Colibri Project, whose objective is the training and networking of 1500 Promoters of Integrated and Sustainable Local Development in Latin America.
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"En el caso de las monedas complementarias, está claro que pueden tener distintos objetivos desde sus promotores: desde el más "empresarial", de incrementar las ventas, como otros muy altruistas, disruptivos, y hasta "revolucionarios" si se quiere, por parte de quienes las diseñan e implementan. Pero no es menos cierto que cada usuario las usa (o no las usa) por "sus" propios motivos, y eso sí interfiere en la lógica del diseño de los sistemas que pretenden crecer y sostenerse en el tiempo." Heloisa Primavera

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