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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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Tasting the Commons at Goldsmith

on Sun, 07/12/2015 - 17:11
The Commons Taster event on 11th July turned out to be really inspiring on many levels and put us all in touch with the Art of Commoning.
 
Goldsmith University gifted us with a venue that felt spacious and bright. Being an old church building it also had a feeling of sacredness.

It has become fashionable to talk about the “urban commons”, and it’s clear why. What we traditionally conceive of as “the public” is in retreat: public services are at the mercy of austerity policies, public housing is being sold off and public space is increasingly no such thing. In a relentlessly neoliberal climate, the commons seems to offer an alternative to the battle between public and private.

"Transitioning to A commons - based society" is  a complex challenge to involve many social actors.

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

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