P2P Cultures and Politics

Everything for everyone: Michel Bauwens interviews Nathan Schneider

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.
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Elena Martinez and Silvia Díaz of P2P Models on Blockchain, Feminism and Affective P2P

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 […]
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The Political Economy of the Common: An Interview with Andrea Fumagalli

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 […]
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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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Building a Cooperative Solidarity Commonwealth

Jessica Gordon Nembhard lays out the vision for a 21st century Cooperative Commonwealth characterised by interlocking ownership and solidarity structures.
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Commons in the time of monsters: How P2P Politics can change the world, one city at a time

Can Commons and P2P practices offer viable solutions for our present and future social, political and ecological crises? This is the story of how it's done.
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