In a recent tweet, Micah White, one of the co-founders of Occupy Wallstreet – a protest movement which gave birth to the decision-making tool Loomio, put a compelling case forward about the importance of Space Activism. He makes a great point about how it is imperative to create a social movement to define how future societies on space should be governed, and how space resources should be managed. He makes a great point about how it is important to get ahead of the curve so we do not end up living in a technocratic military dictatorship on Earth, but instead build governance structures that are more democratic and citizen-designed.
Founders of Space Decentral such as myself, @topocount, @rkzel decided to go all-in on the Aragon Project in January of 2019. We recognized how important this technology was for the movement we wanted to create. We recognized that our ideals and vision were very aligned with the vision and movement set forth in the Aragon manifesto.
But, it would be great if Space Decentral wasn’t left on the back burner. When I stopped leading Space Decentral, things stunted a bit. We have a community of people eager to push the vision forward, but it needs a project manager and it needs some incentives. Now that Open Enterprise is live, this can be made a reality. I also found the perfect project manager and new lead for the Space Decentral project: Anja Blaj.
Anja studied space law and has a degree in global law from the University of Ljubljana. In addition to her background in space law, she has been actively involved in the blockchain ecosystem since 2017. She started with Blockchain Think Tank Slovenia, headed the advocacy department in European Blockchain Hub and is currently a core member of the DGOV foundation, an organization focusing on distributed governance, experiments, learnings, knowledge exchange. She’s also part of the Future Law Institute, UK where she participates in program design, strategy, and production of the Future Law Virtual Summit 2020.
Members of Autark will be strategic advisors and will not be beneficiaries of this grant. The collaboration will occur over areas and initiatives that are overlapping with Autark’s AGP-73 and beneficial to the Aragon ecosystem at large.
This is a unique AGP as it’s a loan (for 75,000 DAI), because I think with a bit of love, time, care, and taking full advantage of the tools Aragon has to offer, that Space Decentral can find additional funding sources and replenish the treasury. Some of the deliverables of this proposal and the increased brand awareness for Aragon that comes along with powering a space agency, will at the same time, be greatly beneficial to the Aragon Network at large.
I see that this proposal has synergies with the Aragon Black proposal, and if both are accepted, I encourage collaboration to reduce duplication of efforts!
I will be beyond grateful if the Aragon Network approves this AGP. Besides, I think it will be a great meme and marketing strategy for Aragon, that sets us apart from other DAO platforms – that showcases large-scale DAOs solving large-scale problems. Aragon powers space agencies. I’m looking forward to your feedback!