#OOS BORDEAUX: Ecological Transition “We wanted Darwin to be about inventing new ways of working, new ways of doing business, new ways of enjoying life. It was about reinventing the city. From the outset, our ambitions came up against the limits imposed by environmental concerns, at a time of major upheaval, resource shortages, and, whatever… Continue reading
During the 1930s there were hundreds of experiments in the USA and many significant experiments in Europe to deal with the drying up of money. The same problem happened for several years in Argentina between 2000-2003. The LETs monies in Argentina were subject to massive inflation and lost trust and essentially went bust because of… Continue reading
Video by Eutropian: Funding the Cooperative City is an applied research project looking into how civic spaces are developing new economic models to run their spaces sustainably. This video tells about the exchange between Roman initiatives and other organisations from around Europe. More on cooperativecity.org Photo by Luc Mercelis
Nicos Poulantzas Institute in cooperation with transform! europe organized an open lecture of David Bollier, researcher, activist and writer of a series of books concerning Commons. Find here the short report of the event on 14 February. Our colleague David Bollier speaks about Law for the Commons at an event co-organised by the Nicos Poulantzas… Continue reading
An update from our friends at the Barcelona Creative Commons Film Festival, where I had the pleasure of taking part in a very fun (albeit in Spanish) panel on the network cultures. Check out the full report below. Fernando Paniagua, Andreu Meixide, and Ester Villacampa. Photos by Pere Albiac. “Opening night” by Rafa de los Arcos…. Continue reading
PhilosophyInsights: Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. He is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In this interview he talks about postmodernism, how it is an instrument of power and why academics embrace it. Photo by Truthout.org
Click here to support this crowdfund, ending July 22, 2017! Errekaleor Bizirik Errekaleor Bizirik is a project based in Gasteiz that is founded on the ideals of self-determination and communal life. It is a neighborhood that we have reclaimed from gentrification and real estate speculation and is now called home by over 150 people. We… Continue reading
From cooperativecity: When the organisation LaFabrika detodalavida set itself to refurbish an abandoned industrial space in Spain’s disadvantaged Extremadura region, they launched a crowdfunding campaign with the help of the Goteo platform. The campaign reached the target of 6.000 euros, of which 2.630 euros were co-financed by the Regional Government of Extremadura through an agreement… Continue reading
From cooperativecity.org: Wikitoki is a laboratory of co-creation and collaborative practices in Bilbao. Wikitoki experiments with new models of production and organisation giving an important role to non-monetary kinds of capital, such as time, knowledge, networks or contacts.
A public service broadcast by WikiHouseUK on Britain’s housing crisis, offering one key idea for reinventing our housing systems in the 21st century. WikiHouse Foundation is a non-profit registered in the UK, please donate to support us at http://www.wikihouse.cc/support/ @WikiHouseUK Supported by Wikihouse Foundation http://www.wikihouse.cc Production by Dynamichrome http://www.dynamichrome.com
The following lecture by Jeremy Corbyn is well worth watching, not just for the hopeful vision he expresses, but also for the connection it shows with the British youth attending the Glastonbury festival.
Why is the Commons steadily gathering attention as a concept and practice? Commons include not only the gifts of nature,like water and land, but also shared assets or creative work, such as cultural and knowledge artifacts. Commons are a shared resource, co-governed by its user community, according to the norms of that community. Considering the… Continue reading
Extracted from Battle for the net. The P2P Foundation fully supports this protest. Click here for more resources to help save net neutrality. WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY? Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net… Continue reading
Reclaiming Public Services is vital reading for anyone interested in the future of local, democratic services like energy, water and health care. This is an in-depth world tour of new initiatives in public ownership and the variety of approaches to deprivatisation. Reposted from our friends at the Transnational Institute, a new report authored by Satoko Kishimoto,… Continue reading
Arthur de Grave: For its 5th edition, OuiShare Fest Paris, 5-7 July, places cities at the center of attention. Can cities be the basis of democratic renewal? Will they find ways to conquer a political weight proportional to their demographic and economic power? Can global networks of cities take over from an exhausted international system?… Continue reading
It was a treat to be interviewed by Laura Flanders, a smart, solution-minded progressive who recently explored “new economy models” on her eponymous TV show. She asked me some great questions, and put together a tight 18-minute video segment that aired on May 23. Thanks, Laura. Over the past several months, I’ve done a number… Continue reading