The Acervus Project

Welcome to The Acervus Project!

This project is under development, more news very soon!

The initiative has a double purpose: to contribute to the understanding of the critical current condition and to the analysis and debate of the existing options, based on the contributions of Ivan Illich’s circle, and to constitute a complete digital library of his work of general open access.

The initiative seeks to constitute a digital acervus of different authors like Ivan Illich, Jean Robert, Gustavo Esteva and others. All the material will be presented in a digital platform specially designed for easy access, referencing, reading in different supports/formats and re-edition in paper by independent groups with non-profit purposes.

This virtual space will be developed using open source technologies oriented to collaboration, decentralized self-publication and interaction with the contents in a diverse set of ways. This will make it possible to consolidate a reliable, legible and lasting source that will allow access to each work as well as refer to specific portions and extracts.

The library will consist of the books, their various versions in different languages (identifying whether they are direct translations of other versions), compilations, articles, interviews, audio and video recordings. It will be a dynamic and collaborative publishing platform.

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