“Only through practices of commoning in space and time that update the commons and strengthen their (counter-)power, especially through anti-capitalist struggles, will different experiences be able to coalesce into a coherent political project, moving those experiences beyond their specific, and sometimes narrow, confines.”
The December special edition of Lo Squaderno on Commons – Practices, boundaries and thresholds features essays by Jampel Dell’Angelo, Ludger Gailing, Roberto Dini, Dan Moscovici, Helene Finidori, Leila Dawney, Marta Traquino, Paul Blokker, Rose, Niccolò Cuppini and Eleonora Guadagno.
The Article below Show Me the Action, and I Will Show You the Commons! is by Helene Finidori.
“In this article I challenge the definition of commons based on the nature of goods, addressing the topic from the perspective of experience: how commons are created or emerge from a process that intimately associates people and the participatory and mindful ways in which they produce, manage or care for their shared resources or assets. I also outline how the essential principles of a commons logic which is not only found in what activists typically calls ‘the comons’, could help amplify the action of other sustainability and social change initiatives in a way that can be geared towards growing the commons as a whole.
This comes ahead of a workshop that Wolfgang Hoeschele (book the Economy of Abundance) and I will be facilitating at the Conference of the Ostrom workshop in June with Joe Corneli and Bonnitta Roy. We plan to develop an approach to a systemic change process based on commons logic as transformative logic and a pattern language for designing appropriate structures and practices”