Posts By: Commons Strategies Group

Commons Strategies Group

Patterns of Commoning: Farm Hack: A Commons for Agricultural Innovation

By on May 15, 2017

Dorn Cox: In 2011, a community of farmers, designers, developers, engineers, architects, roboticists and open source thinkers came together in Boston, Massachusetts, to explore a simple yet radical idea – that great improvements in agriculture could be achieved by reducing barriers to knowledge exchange. They were convinced that transforming agricultural technology into a commons would... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: The Ten Principles of Burning Man

By on May 10, 2017

Larry Harvey: Burning Man is a self-organized week-long gathering of more than 60,000 anarchists, technologists, artists, urban designers and other creative people that has convened in the desolate Nevada desert since 1995. It is notable for its massive and daring artworks, flamboyant performances and radical self-expression, and for its influence on many “real world” activities... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: AS220 of Providence, Rhode Island: A Commons of, by and for Artists

By on April 28, 2017

David Bollier: Nearly everyone knows AS220 as one of the most happening places in Providence, Rhode Island. The “AS” stands for “Artists’ Space”; 220 was the initial address of the distressed building that it originally occupied in 1985. AS220 is now an incredibly vital cultural commons that offers everything: rehearsal spaces, poetry slams, live music... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: Remix The Commons as an Evolving Intercultural Space for Commoning

By on April 21, 2017

Alain Ambrosi and Frédéric Sultan: “How would you define commons in one sentence?” “Remix The Commons”1 saw the light of day in 2010 when we shouldered a video camera and started asking many people from different social and educational backgrounds, cultures, and with various ranges of experiences this “little” question. And we received quite spontaneous... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: Digital Arts as a Commons

By on April 12, 2017

Salvatore Iaconesi: Since their beginnings, digital arts have provided great impetus to the commons, driven in part by their irreverent resistance to the ideas of copyright and of intellectual property. Arts criticize existing codes of politics and culture – through surrealism, irony and other means – creating new imaginary orders. On the one hand they sense... Continue reading

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