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Dmytri Kleiner on the workings of a Venture Commune

By on September 22, 2017

Guerrilla Translation’s transcript of the 2013 C-Realm Podcast Bauwens/Kleiner/Trialogue prefigures many of the directions the P2P Foundation has taken in later years. To honor its relevance we’re curating special excerpts from each of the three authors. For our third and final extract, Venture Communist and Miscommunication specialist, So, to try to explain what “venture communism”... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: The Right to the Co-City

By on September 21, 2017

A recently published article at the Italian Journal of Public Law, authored by Christian Iaione. Abstract “This study is an effort to contribute to the current urban studies debate on the way to conceptualize the city by advancing a rights-based approach and to suggest that to build such vision one needs to reconceive the city... Continue reading

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Can Community Capital Finance the Next Generation of Farmers?

By on September 21, 2017

Christina Oatfield: After the 2008 economic recession, banks were more conservative about lending and the general public was more aware of the flaws in our financial institutions and related regulations. Since then, small businesses, start-ups, nonprofits, investors, and ordinary folks with modest savings have shown growing interest in fundraising strategies such as crowdfunding, crowdinvesting, direct... Continue reading

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Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism–Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

By on September 18, 2017

Jason Hickel and Martin Kirk: These are fast-changing times. Old certainties are collapsing around us and people are scrambling for new ways of being in the world. As we pointed out in a recent article, 51% of young people in the United States no longer support the system of capitalism. And a solid 55% of... Continue reading

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Culture eats coops for breakfast

By on September 17, 2017

How evolving organisational culture in cooperatives is a powerful lever to create the new social paradigm the world needs. This article is based on a presentation given at Disrupting the Disruptors Platform Coop conference, 9 September 2017, Toronto. Chloe Waretini: You might have heard the saying ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ It’s the idea that... Continue reading

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