Commoners in Transition

This is how people power wins an election: the story of Ahora Madrid

How do you win an election? According to Ahora Madrid’s activist councillors, the key is keeping it real - with real openness and participation.
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Digital Generative Economies and the New Guilds: A Conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff

An audio conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff covering finance, the commons how to replace the extractive economy with generative models
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John Thackara on How To Thrive In The Next Economy

John Thackara is a writer and event producer who has spent a lifetime searching for stories about the practical steps taken by communities to realize a sustainable future. He writes about these stories at his blog, Doors of Perception, and organizes festivals...
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“The City as Commons” with Professor Christian Iaione

"The race to the bottom that globalization has triggered is no longer an available strategy for a knowledge economy system like Mantova." Michel Bauwens interviews professor Christian Iaione, a facilitator of Bologna's Regulation for the Care and Regeneration...
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Fairness and the Commons, an Interview with Enric Duran

Here we present a Commons Transition interview with Enric Duran, who's currently busy organizing the FairCoop Open Cooperative, a community built effort to alleviate global economic inequalities through the use of mutual credit, reputation systems and...
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Janice Figueiredo: From Buen Conocer to Commons Transition

We present an interview with Janice Figueiredo, who was part of the FLOKSociety project launched in Ecuador. Janice spoke to us about her own experience collaborating with and learning from the indigenous people of the region.
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Chris Tittle and Yassi Eskandari from the Sustainable Economies Law Center

In this section, we will periodically feature interviews and articles involving Commoners in Transition, or, individuals and teams working together towards increasing the viability of the commons. Our inaugural article is an interview with Chris Tittle...
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