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The School of Commoning is a growing worldwide community of people participating in the global and local commons. We support the developing commons movement, as well as interested organizations and individuals, with well-organized knowledge resources and educational programs on commoning and the commons.

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Very interesting and definitely worthy to pay a visit if you are near to Oakland

A wonderfully creative, lively and emergent space in Oakland. http://igg.me/at/omnicommons The Omni Commons is comprised of several Bay Area collectives with a shared political vision—one that privileges a more equitable commoning of resources and meeting of human needs over private interests or corporate profit. 

news and perspectives on the commons
 
This past weekend I learned a lot about the art of commoning through a process known as The Art of Hosting.  It’s a methodology for eliciting the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of a group – which is obviously important for a successful commons. 

CommonsFest was held the last two years with great success in Heraklion, Crete.

Stir to Action: Workshop Programme

on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 22:01

The next stage for Stir to Action is to host a six-month programme of two-day training workshops — intense and involved — facilitated by some of our inspiring and innovative magazine contributors from the last few years. So from March to September 2015, we’ll be running a series of 12 workshops in beautiful Bridport, Dorset, where the magazine is based. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/stir-workshops

The National Plan of Ecuador recognizes and stresses that the global transformation towards knowledge-based societies and economies requires a new form for the creation and distribution of value in society. The National Plan's central concept is the achievement of 'Buen Vivir' (Sumak Kawsay) or 'good living'; but good living is impossible without the availability of 'good knowledge', i.e. 'Buen Conocer' ('Sumak Yachay').

Mindfulness, Mind-fitness, Compassion and Co-production of Health

on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:24

Tuesday, June 10, 2014;     9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The P2P value project: mapping the digital commons

on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 14:29

With the advent of the new digital paradigm, there is an emerging rhetoric relating P2P forms of production with commons-based subjectivities. For example, the democratic-participatory form of the P2P and its capacity to produce self-organising formats that facilitate distributed networks has been widely highlighted. However, in light of evidence that some P2P-based organisations are purely commercial (e.g.

The Art of Commoning & Commons Education

on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 22:38

2 short videos taken at the  Economics and the Commons conference 2013

George Por is talking about the Art of Commoning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFrGnHKAVXc

Economics and the Commons Conference 2013

on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 22:24

The Heinrich Boll Foundation just released a detailed, educational, and inspiring report summarizing the international conference it hosted in Berlin, Germany May 22-24, 2013.

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