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Patterns of Commoning: Medialab-Prado: A Citizen Lab for Incubating Innovative Commons

By on January 11, 2018

Marcos García:  Through its workshops, collaborative teams, classes and public events, Medialab has enabled the development of open design hives for urban beekeeping,1 sponsored collaborative translations of books,2 and assisted development of experimental video games.3 It has invited anyone who is interested to help develop a new data visualization for air quality in Madrid4 and a... Continue reading

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It’s Time for a “Participatory” Democracy Instead of our “Consumer” One

By on October 25, 2017

How can democracies use technologies to strengthen themselves? Answers are emerging around the world, with the central theme being that technology can make politics more engaging, successful and legitimate by enabling people to become active producers of political outcomes instead of passive consumers.  Devin Balkind writes about how technology can advance participatory democracy practices while citing policy-led... Continue reading

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The European Commons Assembly in Madrid for a Renewed Political Force in Europe

By on October 15, 2017

The crisis of the European Union begs for new, unifying and constructive narratives – alternatives to the right-wing populist and nationalist wave getting fiercer every day. A commons approach holds the potential for a unified vision towards an alternative economy, a Europe from the bottom up and an ecological economy and way of life. The... Continue reading

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The next European Commons Assembly will be in Madrid on October 25-28

By on October 10, 2017

You’ll need to book travel and accommodation ASAP and submit it here to be reimbursed. For more information about the program, click here. In cooperation with the Transeuropa Festival and MediaLab Prado, the assembly features 4 days of workshops, visits to local commons initiatives, debates, talks, art and parties in the heart of Madrid. An... Continue reading

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Join us in Madrid for the next European Commons Assembly

By on September 18, 2017

The next European Commons Assembly will be in Madrid in October. You can still be a part of it: Click here to join. In cooperation with the Transeuropa Festival and MediaLab Prado, the assembly features 4 days of workshops, visits to local commons initiatives, debates, talks, art and parties in the heart of Madrid. An... Continue reading

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