ann b ryan
intro’d to Ann here via Michel:
Ann B Ryan at “Commons against and beyond capitalism” https://t.co/k9GTrdzum2 via @YouTube
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/690752220875255808
Commons against and beyond capitalism
5 min – enough as a basis for personal/public life
6 min – when we talk about enough.. we usually associate it with mediocrity… rather than excellence.. back to irish language and many others galure – plenty and enough… juliet schor – plentitude..
7 min – illich – convivial austerity – a mutually agreed forbearance.. agreement on limits.. in a convivial way rather than punitive…
1\ enough & ecology
oikos – meaning home.. home planet
how to fashion a house (personal/local/global) so that each one of us is free. to be still. enough. to be free to be.
growing too big is like a cancer.. but humans have to choose limits
2\ enough & morality
how i am in relation to others.. connections.. morality comes from feelings.. the minimalist self tends to be compartmentalized.. which cuts us off from feeling.. keeps us from asking hard questions.. ie: how my actions affect others..
orland bishop ness
recasting choice as moral decisions… enough is a kind of civic value
3\ enough & beauty
when things are right.. they’re beautiful… there’s a movement about beauty will lead the way.. on limits.. ie:if a painting exceeds the frame…
4\ enough & spirituality
full attention in present moment… even if painful… body/nature/place…
on needing a spirituality of resistance (rather than acceptance) .. trying to make things better. we can’t resist things we’re not aware of
so i took sabbatical to practice these things… ie: cup and share to community supported farming
25 min – on the farm creating a lovely public space.. a home .. an oikos.. a space to come and do something about fulfilling potential..
27 min – a political space where people can talk about how things might be different..
28 min – we’ve talked about ownership.. if anyone owns it.. we all own it. i always say.. nobody owns it.. it’s a resource.. managed by everyone.
29 min – i have noticed.. that the farm owns us.. we have a sense of belonging there… the work is healing the mind/body shift.. a real knowledge economy
31 min – that other type of personality.. diff from neoliberal.. minimalist… that’s about resilience.. the quickening of the social connections.. people have a dense network around them.. so if a crisis.. they have a surrounding..
32 min – nothing is a magic bullet – commoning isn’t.. but maybe.. participation is…. capitalism wants to steal/capture our time..
34 min – digging where we stand right now.. w/monies/et al.. i’m pushing for basic income… perhaps just a transition to a system w/o money..
perhaps – ie: radical econ ness
36 min – used to free people up to their talents..
let’s do this first: free art-ists.
37 min – new currencies… have to be democratic… basic income baked in… notion of dividends..?
(not sure where yet)