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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:

Bauwens Joins Ecuador in Planning a Commons-based, Peer Production Economy

on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:12

Here’s a development that could have enormous global implications for the search for a new commons-based economic paradigm. Working with an academic partner, the Government of Ecuador has launched a major strategic research project to “fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador” based on the principles of open networks, peer production and commoning.

The Futures of Power in the Network Era*

on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:09

by Jose Ramos, Queensland University of Technology, Australia



This article asks questions about the futures of power in the network era. Two critical emerging

issues are at work with uncertain outcomes. The first is the emergence of the collaborative economy,

while the second is the emergence of surveillance capabilities from both civic, state and commercial

The Commons as a New/Old Paradigm for Governance, Economics and Policy

on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 21:53
Remarks by David Bollier
Commons Strategies Group
American Academy in Berlin
December 4, 2012

The Commoning of Patterns and the Patterns of Commoning: A Short Sketch

on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 00:00

In our increasingly complex urban age where the rate of change and innovation is rapidly increasing, the rigidity of outdated linear and analytic Cartesian design methods are being exposed as insufficient to meet the needs of the environment and the people.

The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market & State

on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:41

This book review by Leo Burke, advisor to the School of Commoning, was published in the Winter 2012 edition of  the Kosmos Journal 

Berlin Workshop: New forms of Political Participation

on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 23:22

Immediately after the Quilligan seminars this May I travelled to Berlin to connect with the European Alternatives who had been hosting the Transeuropa festival - a massive fourteen city festival across Europe. I was invited by Transeuropa Berlin to speak on behalf of the School of Commoning at the forum: “New forms of political participation and the Commons.”

River Commons Sheffield Exhibition

on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 20:51

The River Commons event held over the first weekend of March 2012 was hosted by Shalesmoor, Kelham Island & Neepsend Network (SKINN), in collaboration with the University of Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA), and Studio Polpo.

Great Lakes Commons Gathering

on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 21:32

From the Great Lakes Commons Gathering, October 2012, the following is a compelling Brief for the motivations for this Great Lakes Commons process and the hopes for what it might achieve.  As a commons activist, after reading this Brief, i realized that this could become another example of very few multi-border regional commons processes that are attempting to break through to regional co-governance by commoners, where communities of people are claiming the power to affect the policy for their regional commons directly.

The Commons meets Sacred Economics

on Sat, 07/28/2012 - 14:38

One of the central themes in Charles Eisenstein's bestseller Sacred Economics is the Commons. James Quilligan, an internationally known policy consultant and economist, who has recently led a highly acclaimed seminar series in London on