Cooperative for Multiplicity [Ço:K]
“But we didn’t collaborate like two different people. We were more like two streams coming together to make a third stream, which I suppose was us.”
A non-profit social cooperative.
Designed as an unbiased interface to create tangible collaborations.
What is “Cooperative for Multiplicity”?
While problems are getting more complex, our need to cooperate increases within the race of finding solutions. The ability to cooperate is a talent which is developed and matured by working together. It’s a multilateral ripening process. To improve this talent and diversify cooperation opportunities, as a group of colleagues, we have established Applied Cooperation Scientific Research and Development Limited Liability Cooperative. We would like to realise the theoretical framework of the cooperation concept through mission-oriented and multilateral praxis.
There is also the matter of “multiplicity”, which we borrowed from Deleuze. Coming together has made us a multiplicity. We have been transformed into something that cannot be degraded to its parts and we proceed by creating layers. As we established a multiplicity, we founded the cooperative to create multiplicities. This is why our nickname is “Cooperative for Multiplicity”.
“Cooperative for Multiplicity” is a non-hierarchical product of different compounds which are continuously becoming and dissolving. It aims to diversify co-creation opportunities while providing the minimum conditions to create value by different competencies coming together in different planes and different ways of organisational structures. The sole objective of Cooperative for Multiplicity is to explore and create numerous opportunities for co-existence through building appropriate conditions for the implementation of cooperation practices.
What do we mean by “Compounds”?
The sum of projects and activities which are consistent in themselves and serving the same ultimate goal are defined as compounds. Ço:K has three compounds which are Liveable Places, Industries of Future and Mass Flourishing.
Industries of Future
Fields of Work
Projects and Activities
Bringing together different institutions and individuals to create an impact in a specific area constitutes the main axis of all our activities. Our team consists of collaboration designers who can combine their knowledge and experience in different areas of expertise. We are building eco-system cores based on co-working of individuals and institutions that can systematically intervene in a particular social problem instead of designing projects in the classical sense. These meaningful collaborations will be supported by various funds or conducted with a self-sustaining business model.
Built upon complex problems that can be solved by combining different competences.
Designed to diversify the options, rather than to guide for a specific solution.
Designed through a future-oriented approach.
Aiming to protect and reproduce our common assets.
Subject to open attack and development for a certain period, during the design phase.
Flexible in terms of production method, management system, and sharing model.
Inspected by Quality Control Teams to ensure high quality in service.
Plan, Program & Strategy Development
Business Model Design
Our cooperative consists of 8 people. All members of our team have advanced English proficiency. Four of our partners are working on their PhD dissertations, one holds a master's degree and three are continuing their graduate studies. Our members have degrees in the following fields: Business Administration, City and Regional Planning, Economics, Environmental Engineering, International Relations, Physics, Political Science & Public Administration and Statistics. Finally, we should highlight that 7 of our 8 partners are women.
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