The Organic Internet as a Resilient Practice

TitleThe Organic Internet as a Resilient Practice
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAntoniadis, P.
EditorTrogal, K., I. Bauman, R. Lawrence, and D. Petrescu
Book TitleArchitecture and Resilience: Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Popular internet platforms that currently mediate our everyday communications become more and more efficient in managing vast amounts of information, rendering their users more and more addicted and dependent on them. Alternative, more organic options like community networks do exist and they can empower citizens to build their own local networks from the bottom up, from the grassroots. Since digital communications are today necessary for supporting a wide variety of participatory processes, especially in cities, such resilient practices in the digital domain can have a strong effect on other domains of local action, as well. This chapter aims to make clear that digital tools are not neutral facilitators and they are subject themselves of the “right to resilience”.