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Commons: how the art of co-operation is the only way out of this crisis - The chaos and confusion of the COVID-19 outbreak has revealed some inescapable truths about how we live. It’s shown us how vulnerable, interdependent and interconnected we are. One by one, all the flaws of our current socio-economic systems are being exposed, with an escalating toll of damage
Take back the App! A dialogue on Platform Cooperativism, Free Software and DisCOs - Laura Flanders talks with coders, activists and tech entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of the platform cooperative movement.
On Return to the Commons & Digital Distributed Carework. Interview with Stacco Troncoso - In this interview with Stacco Troncoso, co-author of the DisCO Manifesto, we talk about the role of decommodification, return to the commons and radical workplace democracy, in practice.
Guerrilla Translation, DisCOs & the marketplace - Stacco Troncoso co-founded Guerrilla Translation with his partner, Ann Marie Utratel, as a living project to ground P2P and Commons theories in real practices. He talks with Owen Kelly about the work of the group, and the ways in which they see the structure of their group as a vital part of its practice.
No New Normal - As Covid-19 takes its human toll, we see the best and worst that humanity can offer in its choice of loyalties, whether to human life or to economic systems, and the power struggles in finding the right balance. What is inherent in us as people, and what is the product of our systems? We need to grow out of our bubbles; we need to rewild our message beyond the people who already know, keep widening the circle to include everyone, until there are no others.
If I Only Had a Heart: Accounting for Care Work in Organizations - Too often, the necessary care work that generates and sustains our lives occurs at the margins of the economy, unaccounted for and under-recognized. Spain-based activist Stacco Troncoso is part of a movement to change that. Troncoso, a member of the Guerrilla Media Cooperative, is part of a collective developing a new model—the DisCO, or Distributed Cooperative Organization.
You Say Decentralized, I Say Potato: The DisCO Manifesto is live and ready to download - Co-published with the Transnational Institute (TNI), If I Only Had a Heart: a DisCO Manifesto is a deep dive into the worlds of the blockchain, commons, cooperatives, AI, feminist economics and more. At 80 pages, it’s a “longread” text that will take about an hour to read.
Rage Against the Machine and Science Friction: a video introduction to DisCOs - A keynote presentation on DisCOs. DisCO stands for "Distributed Cooperative Organization" and it's a friendly, yet challenging, critique of DisCOs older cousin, the Decentralised Autonomous Organization or DAO.
Encoding Care, On- and Off-Chain - How can we have a more human-centered economy if we delegate some of our more sensitive interactions to on-chain governance, as seen in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations?
New generations meet new alternatives: the Commons and the Youth Initiative Program - Watch these engaged young commoners share their project ideas, hinting at the future of Open Coops and P2P Politics. These two videos showcase their eye-opening proposals, integrating assorted contexts with clear, common patterns.
The Open Coop Governance Model in Guerrilla Translation: an Overview - Guerrilla Translation's governance/economic model is unique in that it incorporates Open Cooperativism, Contributive Accounting and Feminist Economics.
OPEN 2018: Growing the commons - Stacco Troncoso from the P2P Foundation; Mònica Garriga Miret from the Free Knowledge Institute; Guillaume Compain from Plateformes en communs and Tiberius Brastaviceanu, Co-Founder of Sensorica discussing strategies for Growing the Commons.
Punk Elegance: How Guerrilla Translation reimagined itself for Open Cooperativism - Read how Guerrilla Translation and its extended family reimagined itself as care-oriented Distributed Cooperative Organization (DCO).
Learn how to play Commonspoly - Join the P2P Foundation's Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel for a get together and workshop in Berlin on Commonspoly, a Commons-oriented board game.
Elena Martinez and Silvia Díaz of P2P Models on Blockchain, Feminism and Affective P2P - P2P Models examines the infrastructure, governance and economy of decentralized, democratic organizations and their value allocation and distribution.
Reimagine, don’t seize, the means of production - A movement combining digital and physical production points toward a new possibility: Produce within our communities and with respect for nature and its carrying capacity.
Team Human: Stacco Troncoso “The Commons is the Glue” - Stacco Troncoso shares the power of the commons and shows us how we can make the transition out of the crisis of capitalism.
Commons Transition, Illustrated – Our New Web Primer - The new Commons Transition Primer website makes the ideas of the Commons and P2P accessible and attractive to commoners and communities worldwide.
Can the Commons offer a renewed vision for Europe? - A conversation with Sophie Bloemen (Commons Network), Iva Cucik (Belgrade don’t drown Initiative) and Stacco Troncoso (P2P Foundation).
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.