COLLECTIVE COMMONS

Creating a systems view of place-based information: an information resource as a “data commons”, owned and created by, and openly available to communities: neighbourhood knowledge

INSPIRED BY SOCIAL ACTIVISM BUILDING ON THE WORK OF COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS ACROSS THE UK >

HILARY COTTAM: “Audré Lorde famously tells us, ‘that [the] master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change’. In other words, if we want to make deep change in the world, not simply produce ideas, then we need to work in new ways with new questions, new tools, new voices”

CIVIC SQUARE: BIRMINGHAM

Civic Square; thank you to Samanthi Theminimulle for sharing

DARK MATTER LAB: Radical Civics > Augmented Collective Intelligence / big picture analysis + transformative change

Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES): convening networks of community wealth building practitioners; strategic approach to place-based economic resilience policies; support for anchor institutions


READING:

CITIZENS: why the key to fixing everything is all of us; Jon Alexander with Ariane Conrad

DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS; Kate Raworth