Founder of Floristic; Program Manager at Longtail Financial
🐦 Twitter: @parrachia
Where are you from? Tell us about your background.
Sau Paulo, Brazil but transitioning back to nomadism so who knows where I’ll be next :)
What is your current title or occupation?
Founder of Floristic (a ReFi sensemaking guild) and Program Manager at Long Tail Financial (LTF). LTF is a lovely group of token engineers, builders, and doers. It's been fun!
Are you working on a project or part of an organization? Tell us more about it and your role in it.
I am managing the bootcamp program. We just finished our pilot ReFi bootcamp. We just went through this 8-week program, from the basics of DeFi, ReFi, all the way to capstone projects, learners and built and presented beautiful projects. We studied the basics of token engineering, like model modeling and simulation, and how to leverage DeFi primitives for socioenvironmental impact, what are some of the blind spots or gaps in knowledge production and overall research in the area. It was an intense but very rewarding experience. We learned a lot and kept in touch with learners, ensuring they gathered and learned impactful tools and opportunities for the space. So now that we've finished the pilot cohort - this first iteration of the program - we're now reevaluating, running retrospectives, feedback surveys, and new funding rounds so we can continue doing it. We plan on having at least two bootcamps per year.
It's all free, open source. We even offer a Learn-to-Earn experience. So not only is the bootcamp a free and open-source experience, but we also have the Learn-to-Earn experience where learners that finish the program get a stipend from us.
At the same time, I've been developing other cool projects with Floristic. One that I think is most interesting is called Eclipsepunk. It's a framework for stress-testing Solarpunk narratives for brighter futures. So basically now that the web3 and ReFi have been adopting Solarpunk narratives, we're also exposing ourselves to risks of greenwashing, of unintended consequences - all sorts of things from this centralized culture building, world building, and so on. We've been trying to find ways that a community can better own its own shared dreams and narrative by stress-testing what is given and what's out there by literally exploring how our dreams can fail so we can do better. Eclipsepunk works firstly by leveraging design fiction, even tabletop-RPG, and all sorts of future studies, then risk management frameworks like risk controls, self-assessment, and heat maps. So it's fun and hopefully impactful at the same time.
We know you’re a superhero! What are your special powers/skills?
Sense-making is really important to me. It is something that I've been dedicating myself to ever since I joined web3. Sense-making is how we structure the unknown so we can act on it. Among other things, it involves knowledge production, management and education. I recently wrote an article about it: https://mirror.xyz/parrachia.eth/Cxd3TX8vISK4njAgq2a7ubSPtUTor13CqcYzvexf0vg
What has been your biggest professional or Web3 achievement yet?
I was recently invited to join the UNESCO-SOST joint office board. It's a UNESCO office for sustainability and civil society. It wasn't something that I'd applied to or anything. I believe that I was selected for my activist background and expertise with web3 and decentralized governance of public goods.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
Both Block Science and Gnosis Guild are amazing. Their work is amazing. They're always very value-driven. I deeply respect and appreciate those two organizations and the people behind them.
Do you have any hobbies or other interests? We’re curious!
A hobby that got me into Eclipsepunk was TTRPG. It was something that I'd never done before. It was my pandemic hobby, so to speak. So I started researching about it, trying to learn how it works, trying to find the best communities to be part of. We all know that sometimes gaming and nerds culture can be toxic. I was trying to find something that was healthy and with like some level of class consciousness or maybe even some therapeutical use of collaborative storytelling. Eventually, I found it and felt great. Nowadays, I play what we call “Play by Post”, which is just like written form. There's no live session and it really accommodates my routine or sometimes lack of routine. Most recently, I have started playing with AIs. There's an app called AI Dungeon, which is super fun.
From time to time, I engage in food gardening and agroforestry. It makes me feel alive and more connected to both nature and collectivity.
And finally, I love reading speculative fiction, stories of intriguing and well-structured "what ifs". Recently I started writing a novel too! It's about how we as a society could deal with transformations to intrinsic motivations in a near future.
What’s your motivation to be part of Trusted Seed?
Besides connecting with amazing people, I joined Trusted Seed because it's a network committed to building beautiful, impactful things and upholding values I deeply identify with. The life I mean to live and the work I want to keep doing depend on this kind of connection and alignment.
Is there anything else you want to share with our community? (Fun facts, tips, quotes, promotions, etc.)
Join our ReFi sensemaking guild, Floristic.xyz, where you can help grow projects like Eclipsepunk, governance games, digital gardens and the next LTF’s ReFi Bootcamp.