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P2P: A new cycle of post-civilizational development
"My method is to look at real-life practices and examples, and when enough weak signals show up to prove it is a real trend, to analyse the underlying logic of these seed forms. It is only from there that I begin visioning exercises about what a society would look like if it would exhibit the same logics at the macro-level."
Transition Together: An International Symposium on the need for societal transitions and systems level change
Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 18:00 to Saturday, 23 June, 2018 - 13:00
Speakers: Rob Hopkins, Professor Terry Irwin, Michel Bauwens, John Thackara, Stuart Candy and Cameron Tonkinwise
The City Taking the Commons to Heart
An excellent analysis of the work in Ghent written by Dirk Holemans and originally published in the Green European Journal and Commons Transition.
Personal data and commons: a mapping of current theories by @Calimaq
Summer of Commoning 5: “Les Ateliers” in Castres: from dream to reality
"f there’s one common that I want to present to you, it’s this one! I was fortunate enough to be able to attend its conception, so it’s moving to see, a few years later, that the baby has grown up well and is working like a charm."
Summer of Commoning 4. The Assembly of the #Commons of Marseille: a prefiguration full of promise
Summer of Commoning 3: The Assembly of the #Commons of Grenoble
"The spirit of commons in Grenoble has a long history. After the Second World War, unlike many other places, the city had, for quite a while, retained its own operators to manage electricity and water, which made it a very special case."
Summer of Commoning 2: Mainstenant and the pirate island
"Laurence, a researcher at the university, is part of Mainstenant, a group of about fifty people who set out to revive abandoned places, villages and buildings – not only for leisure or work, but also to settle permanently and live with their families. And among the places they discovered, there is this extraordinary island."
Summer of Commoning 1: “La Fonderie” – 30 years of successful participatory housing
"La Fonderie is a project begun in 1984. This building was first a factory, bought by a developer forced to buy it as part of a lot, but who didn’t know what to do with it. He was delighted when the families (first 3, soon 10) offered to buy it so they could do some work and make their participatory housing project a reality."
SUMMER OF COMMONING: A TOUR OF FRENCH COMMUNITIES AND PROJECTS
"During the summer of 2017, I travelled throughout France. Now I am sharing the stories of the commons I met along the way, never knowing what I would find in advance."
The European Commons Assembly in Madrid for a Renewed Political Force in Europe
Peer to Peer and the Commons: A matter, energy and thermodynamic perspective
This study in 2 volumes leads to an analysis of the thermodynamic downside of free trade and the thermodynamic potential relocalization of production and distribution.
Book of the Day: Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons
"Page after page, the book is filled with unique and powerful examples of remarkable projects from all around the world. Each of the examples is beautifully concise and expertly edited, written in plain language but with nuance and sophistication that delves into the intricacies of each example. There are literally no words wasted."
The history and evolution of the #commons
by Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation
"the commons has been defined as a shared resource, which is co-owned and/or co-governed by its users and/or stakeholder communities, according to its rules and norms. It’s a combination of a ‘thing’, an activity, commoning as the maintenance and co-production of that resource, and a mode of governance."
The @p2pf_france will participate to the Creative Mobilities 1st international Forum
“Creative Mobilities” was developed to create a complementary and transversal space for actors involved in the fields of mobility and culture to research, exchange and experiment in order to rethink mobility and to promote creativity starting from the individuals, the citizens and from the diversity of the groups who occupy the public space
David Bollier on Re-Inventing Law for the #Commons [Video]
A #commons transition plan for the city of Ghent (Belgium)
By Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation, research) and Yurek Onzia (project coordination)