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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.
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.
“Think global, print local”: A case study on a commons-based publishing and distribution model - 'Information wants to be free', a famous dictum reads: are there alternatives to the profit-driven models of translating, publishing and distributing books?
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.
Commons Transition and P2P: a Primer - Digital magazine download on the Commons and P2P, how they interrelate and how a Commons transition could reinvigorate work, politics, production, and care.
From Platform to Open Cooperativism - Two movements mesh cooperative traditions with the digital revolution: Platform Cooperativism, and Open Cooperativism. How do they relate?
Susana Martín Belmonte on de-commodification and abundance - An interview with Spanish economist Susana Martín Belmonte on her work on monetary reform, commons-oriented P2P systems and future economies.