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Darren Sharp on the Emerging Ecosystem of Platform Cooperativism in Australia

The P2P Foundation is serializing video highlights from last year’s Platform Cooperativism conference. Click here to see all conference videos. (14 mins) Darren Sharp – Australia is in the midst of a transition from an extractive economy led by the mining and agricultural sectors, towards a knowledge-based service economy. While digital innovation and startups are… Continue reading

Dispatches from the Commons Assembly

Many people are engaged in commons-based alternative practices as part of the struggle for ecological, social and cultural transition within their communities. In these fields, the commons approach offers a new vocabulary for collective action and social justice. It opens up ways of reshaping processes for governance of resources by communities themselves. Commons-based practices respect… Continue reading

The Food Commons in Europe

Food, a life enabler and a cultural cornerstone with multiple meanings, is governed as a mere commodity by the neoliberal food policies that prevail in Europe. These meanings so relevant to human are reduced to the one of tradeable good and the value of food is mixed with its price in the market. RE-VALUING MULTIDIMENSIONAL… Continue reading

What do we do about Trump…

The election of Donald Trump has left millions, maybe even billions of us in shock. Although we may be looking with bewilderment at the US today, we should remember that he is not an isolated phenomenon. He is a symptom of a sickness that is raging all around the world. People are hurting, disillusioned with… Continue reading

Marisa Morán Jahn on CareForce

The P2P Foundation is serializing video highlights from last year’s Platform Cooperativism conference. Click here to see all conference videos. (14 Mins) Marisa Morán Jahn, Studio REV — Initiated by artist Marisa Morán Jahn (Studio REV-) with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations, the CareForce is a transmedia, public art project, web… Continue reading

Francesca Bria on Barcelona’s Strategy for Technological Sovereignty

The P2P Foundation is serializing video highlights from last year’s Platform Cooperativism conference. Click here to see all conference videos. Cities and Technological Sovereignty 3 – Barcelona’s Strategy for Technological Sovereignty: Winning Back Technology for the People (14 mins) Francesca Bria – While the platform economy has a clear potential to generate economic impact, there… Continue reading

Commons-Based Peer Production in a Nutshell

Commons-based peer production (CBPP) is a new and increasingly significant model of social innovation based on collaborative production by citizens through the Internet. This project will foster the CBPP phenomenon by providing a techno-social software platform specifically designed to facilitate the creation of resilient and sustainable CBPP communities. As part of the P2Pvalue.eu project, we… Continue reading

How the FairShares Association Makes Better Decisions with Inclusive, Democratic Processes

Originally published on the Loomio blog Rory Ridley-Duff is a reader in cooperatives and social enterprise at Sheffield Business School, director of Social Enterprise Europe, and founder of the FairShares Association. They use Loomio to model their governance structure online, for effective, equitable stakeholding. FairShares Association is a loose network of educators, researchers, and consultants … Continue reading

Merve Bedir on the Architecture of Commons

This post by Olga Alexeeva was originally published on politicalcritique.org. Future architecture should look for ways of living (al)together, as all power structures and capitalist formations push us more and more away from each other. Merve Bedir talks with Future Architecture about her work, including the project Bostan: A Garden for All which she presented… Continue reading