We-Guild: The Social Safety Network

We-Guild is a way for self-employed people to get sick-pay. A trust-based network of mutual support where everyone you trust chips in when you need it in exchange of you chipping in for them when they need it. Watch the video if you haven’t already and check the rest of the info on this site. Video: We-Guild, YouTube​

[Call for abstracts] Post-automation? Exploring democratic alternatives to Industry 4.0

“An international research symposium, 11-13 September 2019, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK About the Symposium We are delighted to invite proposals for papers for the International Research Symposium on Post-Automation? Towards Democratic Alternatives to Industry 4.0, taking place at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, 11-13 September 2019. The Symposium… Continue reading

Evolving Toward Cooperation

Published with permission from Kosmos Journal By Kurt Johnson David Sloan Wilson’s New Evolutionary Biology Shortly after the publication of The Coming Interspiritual Age in 2013, I was contacted by Dr. David Sloan Wilson, founder of The Evolution Institute and Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology in the State University system of New York. He… Continue reading

Crypto-Commonists and Crypto-Libertarians

This post by Mateo PGS was originally published on Medium.com Framing the ideological divide within crypto-anarchism *Link to dissertation at the end* Trained as we are to accept authority and the inevitability of submitting to forces greater than us, human beings are mesmerized by rebellious movements that struggle to overturn the established order. I guess… Continue reading

Emergence of Open Construction Systems

Article: The Emergence of Open Construction Systems: A Sustainable Paradigm in the Construction Sector? By Christina Priavolou. Journal of Futures Studies, December 2018, 23(2): 67–84 Abstract This paper discusses how emerging issues in housing construction could revolutionise the building industry. It focuses on commons-based networks of organisations, technologies and users that form a niche practice… Continue reading

Urban Family Gardens grows local food security in Colombia

By Khushboo Balwani. Cross-posted from Shareable. This article was adapted from our latest book, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons.” Download your free pdf copy today. The goal of the “Huertas Familiares para Autoconsumo” (Urban Family Gardens) initiative is to provide vulnerable families with better access to healthy, fresh and nutritious food. The program enables these families, often displaced… Continue reading

Distributed Governance > Berlin Council, 2019

DGOV Council Berlin (dgov.foundation twitter @dgovearth #dgov ) was an event organised by inblock.io events which took place in Berlin 26th-28th in Fullnode and Betahaus. About the DGOV Council (Reposted from the DGov Wiki) The event will stretch over two full days in a co-creative, open space environment concluding with a dinner gathering for the participants on the first… Continue reading

International Conference: “Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons: Contributions to the Deepening of Democracy”

Venue: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal Date: 6 – 8th November 2019 Organiser: Centre for International Studies (CEI-IUL) The second international conference “Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons” will be a meeting point for researchers, activists, public officials and social entrepreneurs involved in social and solidarity economy, governance of the commons and new… Continue reading