Sebastian Romero is Co-founder and Director of Vientos.coop, a platform coop designing online tools to facilitate collaboration between social projects, the solidarity economy, and individuals in Mexico City.
Taking their needs, interests, skills, and location into account, Vientos is an online platform where organizations, local businesses, and individuals can participate to find opportunities to work together.
Vientos wants to show that the solidarity economy can be powerful if expressed and supported by a collective effort and that´s why they have built a platform to activate this network, this symbiosis, the conscious flow of resources. Big data, open data, awareness of patterns can all help to identify the intersections in which we can work together, in which alliances can be made, in which resources can be shared or exchanged.
Creating a platform for collective action and smart interdependency allows Vientos to study the flow of resources, geographical patterns, collective intelligence behaviors, cultural dynamics, and how to optimize and reformulate these.