open platform for a circular economy (Chile)
Materiom is an open platform for materials experimentation and development for a circular economy. The people of Materiom believe that this multidisciplinary and collaborative approach is the key to unlocking a 21st century materials economy that is regenerative by design. Working at the intersection of design, material science and ecology, the Materiom platform and its community are using open source data and technology to unlock a circular materials economy that is regenerative by design.
Alysia Garmulewicz is Founder and co-director of Materiom. She is an Associate Professor of High Tech Entrepreneurship at the Facultad de Administración y Economía, Universidad de Santiago de Chile. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) and the CABDyN Complexity Centre, Saïd Business School, at the University of Oxford. Alysia researches digital fabrication and the circular economy, with a particular focus on open data and local material markets for 3D printing.
In 2015 Alysia completed her Doctorate from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where she studied 3D printing in commons environments. Her work incorporated data from Fab Labs and the user community of the Ultimaker 3D printer, and investigated access to knowledge related to digital and physical resources. Alysia holds a Masters of Philosophy from the Department of Geography, University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Carleton University, Canada. Alysia consults with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on digital fabrication and the circular economy, writing for their newsletter Circulate, and contributing to The New Plastics Economy initiative as part of Project MainStream.