This event concludes a series of five seminars in that week designed as a Tribute to Nobel Prize winner for Economics 2009, Elinor Ostrom, and will be moderated by James Quilligan, the co-founder with Elinor of the Global Commons Trust.
It is an experiment in proto-typing acts of systemic change, in which from various starting points participants seek the common ground on which to unite our various insights, contributions and skills to the purpose described in the sub-title. In the 1st hour, four speakers, each with succinct introductions:James Quilligan will set the Global Scene. Paul Moore will outline the proposal for the New Wilberforce Alliance and its early momentum. Charles Secrett will speak of his experience in challenging and effecting the need for deep changes in the structures of our society; and Frank Taylor will relate the Purton Declaration and the Runnymede Project to the task before us.
In the 2nd hour all participants will have opportunity to steer the process towards the next steps in building a movement capable of public clamour.
Donations of £5- 10 to cover the moderators (James Quilligan) expenses and filming of the event are welcome. Please use the green donate button on www.schoolofcommoning.com and send your name to Peter Challen firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the School of Commoning, as a Community Interest Company, is to benefit society, by enhancing individual and collective competences in the creation, protection, and governance of commons.
The Commons is at its best when autonomy and solidarity, creativity and community, are honoured, along with the deeply human urge to reach for improved lives lived in a just and caring world. It is why we believe, the Commons has the potential to reach the hearts and minds of millions in the years to come, just like the environmental movement did in the 80s.
We’re committed to turn that potential into reality. We contribute to that by enabling people, organisations and social systems to develop better practices for strengthening and governing the Commons, as an autonomous partner to the private and public sectors.
We support the international commons movement and people who want to learn about the Commons, with well-organized knowledge resources and educational programs. We partner and build synergy with other organisations that have the Commons at their heart, and "strengthen the linkages between commons practitioners, scholars, and activists, so that we can learn from each other and support each other’s work." (David Bollier).
We promote and support the collaboration of commons-related groups and organisations, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.
We do all that by 1. developing and delivering educational, media, networking, "serious game," and mobile apps projects that promote the Commons, and 2. inspire others to do the same.