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Creating a Chamber of Commons: A Continuing Discussion

At Cooperation 2015, Michel Bauwens introduced the idea that we should create a Chamber of Commons to protect the commons sort of like the Chamber of Commerce protects business. Here are some rough notes on the idea. We will be

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Fish Bowl Conversation

Here is a rough transcription the Cooperation 2015 Opening Circle. Michel Bauwens kicks it off with a snapshot of what he’s thinking about, open value accounting (to correct the current tendency of open platforms to get enclosed and taken over

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Cooperation 2015 in action

                 

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Open Cooperativism, Peer Production and the Commons

Cooperatives provide a valuable historical background in light of new paradigms in economic organization, peer production and a resurgence and modernization of the concept of the Commons. Given this idea, a group of stakeholders from the these spheres gathered in

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Just What is p2p?

P2P refers to peer-to-peer or person-to-person. In the context of Cooperation2015, it signifies a larger movement or body of thought that we now possess the understanding and technology to reshape our world into a more sustainable, human-oriented set of societies.

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Exploring Economic Alternatives

Money doesn’t look so green these days and neither do our traditional economies.  From Ithaca Time hours to Chicago Time Exchange to sharing tools with your neighbors, there are lots of mediums of exchange.  This will be only one focus

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About This Site

Cooperation 2015 started as an announcement and resource for a p2p conference that was held at the Institute of Cultural Affairs Greenrise Learning Laboratory in Chicago on February 28, 2015.

A broad spectrum of people interested in alternative economies, cooperatives, sustainability, etc. came together to share our experiences, visions, ideas and to network with each other. Documentation about the event can be found here.

Please take a look around. If this interests you, sign up for the site and we'll let you know about future events and other ways to participate.
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Check out Ted Wysocki's (the new CEO at the Institute of Cultural Affairs) blog post about Cooperation2015 on U2CANDO

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