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The School of Commoning is a growing worldwide community of people participating in the global and local commons. We support the developing commons movement, as well as interested organizations and individuals, with well-organized knowledge resources and educational programs on commoning and the commons.

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The P2P value project: mapping the digital commons

on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 14:29

With the advent of the new digital paradigm, there is an emerging rhetoric relating P2P forms of production with commons-based subjectivities. For example, the democratic-participatory form of the P2P and its capacity to produce self-organising formats that facilitate distributed networks has been widely highlighted. However, in light of evidence that some P2P-based organisations are purely commercial (e.g.

The Art of Commoning & Commons Education

on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 22:38

2 short videos taken at the  Economics and the Commons conference 2013

George Por is talking about the Art of Commoning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFrGnHKAVXc

Economics and the Commons Conference 2013

on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 22:24

The Heinrich Boll Foundation just released a detailed, educational, and inspiring report summarizing the international conference it hosted in Berlin, Germany May 22-24, 2013.

Report of Economics and the Commons Conference 2013

on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 06:09

The 2013 ECC conference in Berlin, sponsored so generously by the Heinrich Boell foundation was a thought-provoking, energizing event! 

David Bollier of the Commons Strategy group summarised his impressions in this report:

Dear Friends of the Commons,

Bauwens Joins Ecuador in Planning a Commons-based, Peer Production Economy

on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:12

Here’s a development that could have enormous global implications for the search for a new commons-based economic paradigm. Working with an academic partner, the Government of Ecuador has launched a major strategic research project to “fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador” based on the principles of open networks, peer production and commoning.

The Futures of Power in the Network Era*

on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 11:09

by Jose Ramos, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

 

Abstract: 

This article asks questions about the futures of power in the network era. Two critical emerging

issues are at work with uncertain outcomes. The first is the emergence of the collaborative economy,

while the second is the emergence of surveillance capabilities from both civic, state and commercial

Take a Survey about Commons Education

on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 11:57

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is considering developing one or more training programs on the commons, in cooperation with Countryside and Community Research Institute of the University of Gloucestershire (UoG); the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales-UNAM; and the CGIAR Program on Collective Action and Property Rights Program (CAPRI). 

PsyCommons: The Richness of Everyday Relationships

on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 12:17
Just as psychiatrists have ‘enclosed’ mental illness as their domain of specialist practice, counsellors have done the same for human relations, argues Denis Postle.

School of Commoning members are working with The Future of Occupy to collaborate in this event, which aims to map, connect and build the commons in NYC and beyond. For more about the event see Making Worlds here (makingworlds.org). For resources and updates being published on an ongoing basis by The Future of Occupy click here and read more!

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