Trajna is a design-led collective that works towards supporting multispecies livelihoods by exploring sustainable production of goods and infrastructures in Slovenia and across. With an interest in problems that arise with the spread of invasive species, we run Notweed paper, a local paper brand that offers printable paper from invasive plants and participate in APPLAUSE project. This 3-year project, coordinated by the city of Ljubljana, is oriented in setting up new circular economies by turning the biomass of invasive plants into a collection of eco-friendly products and services.
Brave New Alps combine participatory research methods with radical pedagogy, feral approaches to community economies and lots of DIY making and organising. They create spaces for making, learning and exchanging and work on a 40-year research project that focuses on supporting and creating community economies and commons in the Italian Alps. Currently, they are in the process of co-creating a community academy and establishing an alpine community economies lab at the train station of Rovereto (IT).