The Commons is a documentary film about communities all over the world re-asserting sustainable, responsible futures using ancient Commons principles. The Commons are the shared resources of the world, owned by all, not just a few. The Commons are an ancient-new open-source code around the sharing of resources.
Five years in the making, we listened as 49 communities in the Americas, Europe and south Asia told us what has made their Commons work over the centuries. In the face of commodification and privatization, when everything seems to have a dollar value, Commoners are now saying, we’re taking a new path forward…
Community is the ‘unit of action.’ Commons live through their communities: more effectiveness, larger projects, more money, more wisdom, more legal standing, and more durability over time. While filming The Commons, it became clear: people often speak as a member
Commons Education: Global Commons Initiative Educating people about the Commons, is especially important. Professor Leo Burke, Director of the Global Commons Initiative at the University of Notre Dame Medoza College of Business., directs one of the important North American efforts
The Commons is a documentary film about communities re-asserting sustainable futures using consensus, equity and shared resources – ancient Commons principles. Making the film, we found a re-awakening in progress. Tired of waiting for government, many Commoners were already taking
…or join our email list: Name: Email: Powered by SumoMe Contact, share or volunteer Your Name:* E-mail:* Subject:* Join the Commons? Join the e-mailing list Volunteer Host a Screening Add Your City to the Commons Road Show? Help Share the
Michel Bauwens will participate in this event on October 7-8, on Australia's Gold Coast, along with our friends from Enspiral. ...Read More
The following are the key “lenses” ...Read More
There are plenty of brilliant plans for getting us moving without trashing the planet. So why aren't they happening?
By George ...Read More
There has been a surge of new interest in the city as a commons in recent months – new books, ...Read More