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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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Essay of the day: Municipalism in Spain; from Barcelona to Madrid, and beyond

By on January 4, 2018

Reposted from Rosalux-nyc, check out Vicente Rubio-Pueyo‘s new study on Spain’s municipalist coalitions. In Spain’s municipal elections of May 2015, a constellation of new political forces emerged. For the first time in almost 40 years of Spanish democracy, the country’s major cities would no longer be ruled by either the Partido Popular (PP) or the... Continue reading

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Catalunya en Comú: Building a country in common(s) – Interview with Joan Subirats

By on December 21, 2017

by Alain Ambrosi and Nancy Thede, Barcelona, April 20, 2017. Update on the political context in Catalunya (November2017) Since this interview took place last April shortly after the founding of Catalunya en Comu, events in Catalunya have considerably transformed the political landscape there and have projected this new organisation into the electoral fray much sooner... Continue reading

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Own everything! Together!

By on October 24, 2017

We live in times of high political turbulence. Surveying flailing governments from Spain to the United States, it seems a good moment to face up to the evidence of system failures that face us. Millions going to food banks or unable to afford decent housing in the richest countries in the world reveals a systems failure. An... Continue reading

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Digital repression and resistance during the #CatalanReferendum

By on October 5, 2017

Successes and failures in the use of digital tools in Catalonia’s rebellion The battle presently being fought in the streets and polling stations in towns and cities throughout Catalonia before, during and after October 1, in which a diverse civil society has come together in huge numbers, putting their bodies and knowledge in the service... Continue reading

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