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Commoning education

The Institute for Commoning and putting organisation into commoning

Commons and commoning are often promoted as both an alternative way of organizing key resources to capitalist forms of alienated production and a practice of lived resistance. It is a necessary form of prefigurative radical politics, one that looks to produce democractic and egalitarian forms of social provisioning. But despite some still living forms of commoning in the Global North, the practice of commoning is largely forgotten. It is crucial then to revive common education – to create ways of educating and informing people what the commons are, how to generate and organise commons, and what the practice of commoning constitutes. The institute for Commoning, set up in 2021, is working to produce short and long courses on commons and commoning. This paper reflects on the process of generating common educations, and the first two successful short weekend commoning workshops, drawing lessons from our experiences for other commonist practitioners and degrowth educators.


Day: 2023-08-30
Start time: 12:30
Duration: 00:15
Room: ZV-8-8
Type: Paper Presentation
Theme: Alternative economies


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