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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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 [...]
Excerpts from “Peer-to-Peer and Marxism: analogies and differences,” an interview of Michel Bauwens, founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives by Jean Lievens. Having facilitated a teach-in on commons-based peer production, governance and property, at Occupy Wall Street’s Liberty Plaza encampment last November, Bauwens visited London and the School of Commoning featured him in its series of Meetings with Remarkable Commoners. Bauwens gave his “Introduction to P2P [...]
In this blogpost we reflect on the ideas of Charles Eisenstein’s “Occupy Wall Street: No Demand is Big Enough”. All quotes below are from his essay. Emphasis is added. “Can we really applaud a new oil field, when the atmosphere is past the limit of how much waste it can absorb? Is more stuff really what the world [...]