Fighting with DiDIY the environmental impacts of mass production
A very interesting PhD thesis by Cindy Kohtala, which is also a relevant input for our research:
"Communities who work together in dedicated spaces, makerspaces, are rapidly proliferating. They are of research interest, as they are now experimenting with new practices and organizations that indicate the possible impacts of a digitalizing society. They carry potential to do away with the negative environmental impacts associated with mass production and consumption (and decouple them from socio-economic prosperity), but there may also be new, unforeseen environmental consequences of such prosumption."
A more detailed excerpt is on the P2P Foundation blog: Making Sustainability: How Fab Labs Address Environmental Issues.