News and Articles

Browse through our selection of featured essays, interviews and texts on Commons Transition projects and related initiatives.

P2P: A new cycle of post-civilizational development

Professor and economist Rajani Kanth is currently undertaken a series of interviews with thinkers about social change, including herewith P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens. This is one of the longer interviews that gives a good idea of the current...
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Beet the System! A dialogue on food sovereignty, inclusivity and healing the rural/urban divide.

Can food and food sovereignty be the catalyst for a Commons Transition? FIAN is working with grassroots movements and local administrations to make it happen.
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Freedom, Security and Commoning in the Age of the Precariat: an interview with Dirk Holemans

Michel Bauwens interviews Dirk Holemans to explore how freedom, security and a new social contract could take place in the age of precarity.
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Organizing and Governing the Commons: A Coop-Commons Multilevel Dialogue with Municipalities and Labour

Facilitating the convergence cooperatives, social and solidarity economy, commons (and open source and collaborative platforms), cities and trade unions.
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Summer of Commoning: a Tour of French Communities and Projects

During the summer of 2017, the P2P Foundation's Maïa Dereva travelled throughout France. Now she shares the stories of the commoners she met along the way.
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The Catalan Integral Cooperative: an organizational study of a post-capitalist cooperative

What does a post-capitalist, cooperative and open source society would look like? A full study on the Catalan Integral Cooperative.
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Peer to Peer and the Commons: A matter, energy and thermodynamic perspective

Commons Transition presents this report in two volumes by Céline Piques and Xavier Rizos, with the support of P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens. The Commons movement is facing a challenge: to articulate the optimum rate at which a resource can be...
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