State Power and Commoning

Silke Helfrich, Paper prepared for AFD Conference: Communs et Développement; Paris, Dec. 1 & 2, 2016 CONTENT:   I. Clarify Concepts: State and Commons The State doesn’t exist … and the Nation-State is a conceptual fiction Commons enact their own normalcies Commons belong to different people. People belong to multiple commons A commoner is […]

Commons: Non-exclusivity by design

This is the post-conference video, that the wonderful team of Remix the Commons together with Gazibo produced as a round-table with Commons Strategies Group, that is: with Michel Bauwens, David Bollier and me.  We were asked to: talk about the most surprising thing during the whole conference identify one single idea discussed at the conference […]