Conference: Economics and the Common(s)

The prevailing dogma of market-fundamentalism has increasingly been called into question as the predatory dynamics of the market economy became clear and as its threats to the biosphere have become more acute. Our conference "Economics and the Common(s): From Seed Form to Core Paradigm" has opened up some new vistas in politics, economics and culture by exploring the commons as an alternative worldview and provisioning system, as well as a coherent field of inquiry and action. It has convened approximately 210 commoners – researchers, practitioners and advocates from around the world – to explore the relationship of conventional economics and the commons, showcase key actors and initiatives, and deviseplans for moving the commons paradigm forward.


Economics and the Common(s): Conference Report

This report summarizes the general content of each keynote presentation and conference stream of the conference "Economics and the Common(s): From Seed Form to Core Paradigm", with verbatim excerpts of the more interesting aspects of the proceedings.

Stream 2: Integrating Theory and Practice

Powerpoint slides from the Workgroups:


Stream 3: New Infrastructures for Commoning by Design

Stream 4: Treating Knowledge, Culture and Science as Commons

Stream 5: Money, Markets, Value and the Commons

Life, Meaning and Spirituality in the Commons