“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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
In his marvelous meditations, “Stanzas on Commoning,” poet, artists and architect Robert Kocik explores the commons as only an artist can: as simultaneously a historical phenomenon, a philosophical concept, and a collaborative art practice. Kocik’s “Stanzas” derive in part from his work with the group “Commoning,” which he describes as “a group of poets, performers and persons [...]
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 [...]