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 […]
One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your community this spring is to take yourself and a friend to a Democracy School. Democracy Schools are hosted by local grassroots groups and taught by staff and friends of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). They challenge just about everything we […]
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 […]
Commons and Occupy
Back to Workshop Homepage This thread is part of the online component of the Occupy-Commons strategy conversation at the OWS Forum on the Commons in New York, February 16-18, 2012 described here. Thinking of a possible, Commons-inspired strategy as guidance to support wise choices in our daily work in and around the Occupations, prompts such questions as: What new possibilities […]
Can Occupy occupy strategy?
A strategy for and by the people? For the last couple of months I have joined in a variety of peaceful protests, celebrations and collaborative enterprises along with millions of other Occupiers rising up across the globe to usher in a new world. Passers by, media analysts and pundits, invariably asked us what was this […]
Workshops in Attention Training for Social Change
This is a training adapted for the needs of social change in the 21st century. It looks at how we hold this space we call “we” and how we can function more effectively in it. by Anna Betz & Andy Paice Up until quite recently little attention has been given to awareness itself in the […]