A NEW VILLAGE. A NEW WAY OF LIVING

OUR VALUES

Go to OPEN

OPEN

We aim to make everything we do as open as possible, using licenses like Creative Commons, GPL, etc, so anyone can copy, share, remix, and build their own open source village.

Go to AFFORDABLE

AFFORDABLE

Where possible we use low-cost, locally available materials to ensure a lower barriers of entry in building the village. And because we rely on passive technologies, ongoing living costs are reduced too.

Go to ECO-FRIENDLY

ECO-FRIENDLY

We strive to use environmentally conscious technologies like renewable power and passive heating/cooling to reduce the village’s carbon footprint.

Go to GLOBAL + LOCAL

GLOBAL + LOCAL

We have a philosophy of “think global, act local.” We work with projects from all around the world and implement them on a local scale with the help of the people living in the village.

Open, Green, Empowering

The Open Source Village aims to empower citizens, reduce environmental impact, and improve standards of living in an increasingly urbanizing world.

We're building our first village in Anhui Province, China, and work with villagers on the ground and makers around the world to leverage open source, green technologies, and the maker movement to make the world a better place.

We want you to get involved. Right now we've got a Trello board open where you can suggest technologies to use in the village, and later we'll be running global maker challenges and opening the doors to makers, artists, and designers worldwide. Subscribe to our newsletter to hear the latest!

MEET THE TEAM

YUE LUPING

Founding Partner
Luping Yue is a passionate maker movement practitioner, a senior creative industry practitioner and researcher, a cross-border curator, a versatile contemporary artist and teacher.

WANG ZIYI

Chief Architect
Wang Ziyi advocates the use of open source in architectural design and modular construction. He is passionate about allowing more people to participate in design and construction.

ALEX C-G

International Ambassador
Alex is a maker on the move, traveling around the world to find cool projects and spread the word about making. He’s previously worked with NASA and the White House on open-source space technology through SpaceGAMBIT

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