What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance? An interview with Daniel Chavez from the Transnational Institute.
This book followed especially naturally from the Occupy one, Thank You, Anarchy. After the protests died down in 2012 and 2013, I started noticing that some of the activists I’d been following got involved in cooperative businesses. The first business I know of that started at Occupy Wall Street was a worker co-op print shop. Other people were helping create co-ops in areas of New York hit by Hurricane Sandy. There was this euphoria about the idea of co-ops among many of these people—a way of earning a livelihood while retaining the democratic values of the protests. I experienced a bit of that euphoria myself, which turned to a more serious fascination as I realized how long and deep this cooperative tradition has been.
Silvia Díaz Molina is an anthropologist specialized in Gender Studies and a social researcher seeking to ground her work in more humane and sustainable organisations. She has experience in development cooperation and has been involved in different NGO projects giving awareness-raising workshops. Elena Martínez Vicente is a product designer, specialized in designing better processes and […]
P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens in conversation with economics professor and coordinator of the Italian node of commonfare.net project, Andrea Fumagalli. Michel Bauwens: One of the early influences of the P2P Theory building which is at the basis of the work of the P2P Foundation, was the school of cognitive capitalism, with authors like Yann […]
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 state of thinking at the P2P Foundation.
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.
Michel Bauwens interviews Dirk Holemans to explore how freedom, security and a new social contract could take place in the age of precarity.