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Sunday, April 30 • 16:00 - 17:00
What Exactly is a Commons Oriented Initiative and how could it be Sustainable?

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The narrative about commons was entangled in the last five years with different approaches from the “sharing economy” and “collaborative economy”. This tag had been extensively used and abused. The ideas of sharing and collaboration are turning to be empty concepts, ready to be filled with different contents. In that quicksand, only the idea of the commons seems (a little more) stable, and a lot of initiatives describe themselves as “commons oriented”. But how could we measure when an initiative is really commons oriented? And how could we make our work for the commons sustainable?

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Marcela Basch

Founder and editor, El plan C
I'm a journalist and a teacher. Since 2013 I'm deeply interested in the different faces of collaborative economies, free culture and p2p networks. Therefore I created el plan C (elplanc.net), the first news website focused in collaborative economies and culture in Latin America. Along... Read More →

Sunday April 30, 2017 16:00 - 17:00 EDT
Cabbagetown Room