Skip directly to content

narrative

Seeds for a New Narrative of the Transition to a Commons-based Society?

on Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:50

The title of the seminars series led by James Quilligan in London in May 2012 was The Emergence ofa Commons-Based Economy. In October 2012, and with the 5 more Commons seminars facilitated by James, we laid foundations for better understanding the potential of the Commons and commoning to usher in large-scale social renewal.

While we, at the School of Commoning, were working on co-organizing, hosting, and documenting those evens, unbeknown to us, a group of Commons scholars inspired by Elinor Ostrom’s work, at Indiana University, conducted a fascinating research in a Working Group on Managing the Health Commons.

SoC Supports an Evening with Charles Eisenstein in London

on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:05

Today members of the School of Commoning will attend the event tonight 19th July, 'an Evening with Charles Eisenstein' where Charles will be speaking at St. Mary Aldermary on the theme of gift economy, the focus of his new book, Sacred Economics. This event also leads up to a follow up event at Pimlico Academy on Saturday which you can check out on our meetup page here and book via eventbrite here. The groups supporting the event (NEF, Moot Community, Transition Network and ourselves the - School of Commoning) and anyone who is interested are invited to come down to Pimlico and Co-Create "the Beautiful World Our Hearts Tell us is Possible."

The venue for todays 19th July 2012 event sold out a couple of days ago on a capacity of 250 people. If you haven't got your ticket already we will follow up on the key moments in our School Team blog - so watch out for updates over the next week or two. In the meantime take a look at the School of Commoning leaflet we prepared for the event - it has some key web addresses you might not have known about until now...

Commons, the emergent narrative of our times

on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 13:41

 All quotes in this blogpost are from John Hagels’s blog on The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context unless noted otherwise.