This blog post represents the latest thinking from the founder of the P2P Foundation Michel Bauwens. As part of our collaboration with Making Worlds 2013 (#MW2013) the participants of whom will be figuring out ways in which we can build the Commons in NYC and beyond, Michel presents us with his thoughts on the key next […]
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“How do communities identify with and participate in the process of commoning?” We live in a time when competitive individualism is emphasized, the shared and mutual aid obscured. And yet we live every day in webs of dependence and collectivity, sharing space, words, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the cities where we […]
Update: We at The Future of Occupy are collaborating with Making Worlds on this forum and our home page and key resources for the event can be found here. Friends.. In follow up to the original OWS conference on the commons (see the 1st workshop listed here: http://thefutureofoccupy.org/workshops/online-workshops/) March 29th to March 30th 2013 sees Making World’s the […]
A beautiful and poignant new years poem posted by Dean Omori and shared by the Future of Occupy Collective, with special thanks to the talents of Dean Omori. Happy New Year and to the future ahead of us. Together lets make it as bright, just and sustainable as We Can! Music & Film By Dean […]
The New Putney Debates: Is a New Agreement of the People emerging?
Throughout this month Occupy London have been hosting the New Putney Debates, with hundreds attending and participating in this huge collective series of events. With the intention to catalyze debate and discussion around the themes raised in the original Putney debates in the context of our contemporary crises one theme brought to our attention has […]
David Harvey on The Fetishism of the Local and Horizontal
This post by David Harvey calls for commoning at all scales. Why? Isn’t it just about local community building and horizontal organising? If so how do we effectively self-organize public goods such as water supply, drainage systems, transport etc? Do we need a mix of horizontal governance and hierarchy that is accountable, transparent and participatory […]
Making Worlds Forum: “Building the Institutions of the Commons”, October 18-20
re-posted from Making Worlds: a Commons Coalition Making Worlds: a Commons Coalition is a collaborative effort by OWS and other groups and individuals to explore the utility of the commons in creating a better world. Making Worlds: a Commons Coalition brings projects working to reclaim the commons to the fore of the Occupy movement. Commons are resources […]
The Story of the School of Commoning
At a time when the Commons is being talked about more and more by the Occupy Movement and our latest ‘Occupying the Commons’ magazine has now been published we felt it would be a highly relevant time to present through a series of videos “The Story of the School of Commoning.” The School of Commoning is […]
Interview: Sara Burke interviewed by Stephen Collis on the OWS Forum on the Commons
Stephen Collis: What has your involvement with OWS been, and what is your background? Sara Burke: My involvement with OWS began before OWS began. My answer to your question might make more sense if I tell you a little bit first about my background and then my activism with OWS. I work as an […]
Reposted from Online Creation Communities, by Mayo Fuster Morell, originally posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 Full title: A report on Occupy Wall Street (OWS) - Forum on the commons 16-17 Feb 2012 in NYC from the eyes of a digital commoner from the global movement generation coming from Barcelona I did write a report on […]