In this podcast, created by 21st Century Design, my colleague Michel Bauwens talks about design and design commons from the P2P point of view.

In this episode we speak to Michel Bauwens, a Belgian Peer-to-Peer theorist and cyber-philosopher.

Michel Bauwens is a theorist in the emerging field of P2P theory and director and founder of the P2P Foundation, a global organization of researchers working in collaboration in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has authored a number of essays, including his seminal thesis The Political Economy of Peer Production.

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21st Century Design is a research podcast by Engage by Design (Rodrigo Bautista) and Regenerative Design (Jan Leyssens), in which we ask designers, tech-experts, writers, theorists, academics, activists and campaigners 5 questions on the future and role of design in creating the 21st Century.

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1 Comment Podcast: 5 Design Questions For Michel Bauwens

  1. Øyvind HolmstadØyvind Holmstad

    Very inspiring to learn how connected p2p-design is connected to the pattern technology of Christopher Alexander! For my own part I learned about “A Pattern Language” from David Holmgren, one of the founders of permaculture. Next year this book celebrates its 40 years anniversary. Maybe this can be marked by p2p-foundation with making 2017 into the year of Pattern Technology? Maybe there should be held an international Pattern Language conference?

    Here could be invited people inspired by Alexander’s book. Like Holmgren, Salingaros, Federico Mena-Quintero, Bin Jiang, Prince Charles, James Howard Kunstler, James Kalb, and of course all the members of the scientific committee of Biourbanism:

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