New book

Peer to Peer
The Commons Manifesto

by Michel Bauwens , Vasilis Kostakis , Alex Pazaitis

"What is peer to peer? Why is it essential for building a commons-centric future? How could this happen? These are the questions this book tries to answer. Peer to peer is a type of social relations in human networks, as well as a technological infrastructure that makes the generalization and scaling up of such relations possible."

The Political Economy of the Common: An Interview with Andrea Fumagalli - Commons Transition

P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens in conversation with economics professor and coordinator of the Italian node of project, Andrea Fumagalli.

Are the Digital Commons condemned to become “Capital Commons”?

by @Calimaq

"Should digital giants do more and significantly address the long-term sustainability of the Digital Commons that Wikipedia represents? This question refers to reciprocity for the Commons, which is both absolutely essential and very ambivalent."

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.

Everything you could possibly want to know about 'the commons', all in one beautiful, accessible new website:

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 3: The Assembly of the 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."


"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."

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
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

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