The Commoning Cafe is an informal and fun meeting to explore the principles and practices of Commoning as a new way of building communities of stewardship.
Whether you want to live in a world that honours our resources, or you seek to discover what can sustain and develop cultures of collaboration and self-reliance in movements such as Occupy, these meetings aim to stimulate your thinking as you voice your ideas with others and we explore new ways of being in and building communities. If you want to help the future flourish, or expand your own ability to thrive instead of survive, join us and help it to become a reality. This meetup gifts us the opportunity for informal networking and continued co-learning in the discovery of what it means to:
1) serve the common good; 2) ensure equitable use of what belongs to us all; 3) promote sustainable stewardship so that coming generations are not cheated and imperiled; and, 4) create practical ways for people to participate in decisions shaping their future.
This week we will be exploring the potential for Elinor Ostrom's 8 design principles for a successful commons and how that can help our communities develop from the grassroots. In particular, with our active support and involvement in the Occupy movement we will be reflecting on this article:http://thefutureofoccupy.org/2011/12/12/sage-advice-for-occupy-from-nobel-winner-elinor-ostrom/
~ Occupiers and Non-Occupiers ALL are Welcome! ~
You are encouraged to bring your burning questions about the world you would like to live in and how we can journey there together. Your regular co-hosts at the London Commoning Cafe will be Janos Abel, Mark Jagdev, and Tia Carr Williams.
Please read our overview about the Commoning Cafe as a learning process.