Over a period of two years, EcoDA (‘Experimental co-Design Approaches’) has investigated ways of scaling community resilience practices and opportunities for using digital technologies to amplify and connect them through processes of commoning.

EcoDA has focused on practices initiated by local communities, or involving local communities as main actors, and aimed at enhancing their economic, social, civic or ecologic resilience.

The project has been led by Dr Corelia Baibarac and Professor Doina Petrescu from Sheffield School of Architecture, and involved a number of collaborations, including architectural practices from Paris, London and Bucharest, who have had a key role in supporting, or initiating, community resilience practices in their cities.

EcoDA has prototyped digital tools, aimed at enabling knowledge-sharing  and connectivity between individual initiatives across Europe, as a way of ‘commoning’ community resilience practices in the digital realm.

The project received funding as part of the EU Framework for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020  (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship).