for the emergence of a commons-based society
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The December issue of the Holistic Health Journal published by the British Holistic Medical Association published my article on People Powered Health following the October Seminar in London.
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In the present economic system, the market creates value by enclosing a common area, whether material (land, natural/mineral resources) or immaterial (culture, ideas, digital…
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This is a draft concept developed by Jan Inglis as an offering at the Great Lakes Commons Gathering in October 2012 for helping a group of people to work through the complexities of organizing around a threatened commons resource towards protecting it through co-governance.
Jan Inglis is commons advocate from the Integrative Learning Institute. Her…Continue
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Eight Points of Reference for Commoning (by German Commons Summer School 2012)
How Commons can flourish.
Elinor Ostrom and others have formulated eight design principles for the shared use of resources, based on a huge number of case studies from around the world. They continue to be of great significance for the commons movement.
Our perspective is the…
When Dr.Robin Youngson promised to 'mess' with our minds at the introduction to his seminar in London I became curious how that fitted with who he was: A deeply compassionate and caring physician.
What happened during the 3 hours of sharing his experiences as a medical practitioner was that the…Continue
I am a fan of the narrative approach which starts with the understanding that our lives are shaped by the stories that we create about them.
On this platform, the commons is our preferred and new story co-authored by all of us us at a time when the world is stuck in multiple crises.
Creating stories is a collaborative process and sense making and meaning making happens in communication with others. We find out who we are and what makes sense to us in conversations and…Continue
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As I have been reflecting on what world I would like to live in and what I would like to pass on to future generations, I was wondering how commons are build and what I really mean when I talk about building commons. I tend to talk about resources, boundaries, governance, stewardship, dividends, .... but is that really what replenishes my creativity and the creativity and life of those with whom I share community and with whom I learn and grow?
At the conceptual level, agreeing on…Continue