david on radical may
David Bollier on radical may
If you missed @davidbollier’s “Radical May” virtual talk with @NewSocietyPub, don’t worry! You can still watch it using the link below.
“The Need for Second Responders to the Pandemic: The
Pioneers of Institutional Innovation”
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Center4NewEcon/status/1259826054023262216
The Need for Second Responders to the Pandemic: The Pioneers of Institutional Innovation – 1 hr talk (with rob west of new society publishers)
1 hr video.. david starts at 6 min
i have a huge desire to listen an learn.. but i’m also impatient to start new institutions
wish we could talk man – findings et al
deeper problem.. need to listen deeper .. to every one.. every day.. as it could be..
7 min – we need second responders to try to emancipate ourselves from some archaic ineffectual institutions/infras
8 min – need to understand our interdependencies.. and these internal feelings need to be brought into alignment w institutions
9 min – we need to entertain fresh possibilities that were dismissed only 6 months ago..ie: bi
need to go even fresher/deeper
10 min – deeper level
11 min – andreas article.. nourishing community in pandemic times – ‘pandemic makes us understand earth is a commons and that our lives are shared.. reciprocity – mutual care.. keeping of a community in tact’.. then talked on reflex actions
we need to go fresher/deeper than reaction
13 min – w new deal .. necessity became mother of invention – as now – permission to innovate on what want rather than ie: military rules
14 min – director of reinventing commons program at schumacher center for a new econ.. so i’ve traveled/studied hundreds of commons.. and concluded they have really great promise to address challenges of this moment
legit commoning does.. not tragedy
14 min – on free fair and alive.. to distill/synthesize 15 yrs of study.. to functional alts
not really diff/alt
15 min – i think w commons we have an opp to leapfrog over a lot of tired debates..t
17 min – covi19 most powerful political of our time because it’s disrupting premises.. brought us to a fork.. restore system or build .. place based system.. that puts limits.. invites participation
? invites.. limits..
18 min – we need to develop institutional legal/financial support systems to that all these (new thinkings) can sustain after virus.. so need to build new infras.. old falling apart.. but new not developed.. so burden on us to sketch new societal vision..t
20 min – 5 pt agenda in a dutch manifesto: shift from gdp; build econ framework for redistribution; transform farm to regen agri; reduce consumption/travel; debt cancellation
21 min – but hard to get to these macro policies.. important to focus on what we can do ourselves.. right now.. ie: commons based institutions
24 min – in some ways it’s an understatement to say that the corona virus is destroying the capitalist global econ.. it’s really destroying the epistemological edifice upon which we all have stood
pluralistic ignorance et al
starting to see earth as pulsating org.. people starting to talk about animism
rebuilding world will require more than just new econ policies.. it will require a new mindset about existential existence on planet earth
25 min – w that intro.. let me talk about new forms that i think can get us there.. paradigm shift.. ones central to the commons vision
1\ reglocalize ourselves..
26 min –
2\ convert to commons strategies.. ie: move private assets to collective ones.. nathan’s exit to community strategies; community land trust as vehicles for real estate; food distribution; data analytics; open source; ..
3\ cosmo local production – knowledge shared global.. building done local.. issues on how to (account for things).. so we need to figure out *new form of finance and law for this
cosmo local ness
31 min –
4\ platform cooperatives.. internet models w socially responsible equivalent of airbnb and uber.. for benefit of people who live there.. they need not be market driven (ie: could be mutual aide.. freecycle.. time bank.. et al)
platform coop ness
33 min – at certain point we reach infra innovation.. we need to design physical/legal/admin to make it easier to engage in commoning
wow.. those are all the things keeping us from commoning..
34 min – california’s omnicommons.. having admin/financial infra allows people to carry on their work
let’s do this first: free art-ists.
34 min – creative commons licenses are an ie of legal infra.. we need new types of laws to facil commoning
laws don’t facil commoning..
too much.. let go
35 min – another form of infra innovation: shareholder trusts.. ie: alaska getting income from public wealth
36 min – final way: commons based finance.. we need to find new ways to finance commons based projects that don’t depend upon debt/equity in traditional ways..
w/ubi as temp placebo.. needs met w/o money..people forget about measuring
37 min – these are some of the forms of socially benign but still accountable forms of finance.. this is an area we really need a lot more innovation in..t
kind/er.. perhaps.. but still totally cancerous/deadly..
commons public partnerships.. authority of state to help individuals.. rather than corps
38 min – brought up to believe that there is no alt.. tapas – there are plenty.. but we need to find ways to work together to develop these
44 min – (q: role of imagination/arts/culture): arts and culture can help us reinterpret/reexpress this alt reality.. commons is about recovering wholeness/relationality.. that’s the strong suit of arts and culture.. we know what we’re feeling.. just not having it expressed very well.. by words alone.. so yeah.. let’s culturally express it
? just express it..?
we’re all artists.. let’s just set us all free
47 min – (q: role for global in shift): a lot of people say.. commons is so small.. how do we scale it.. and i think that’s the wrong question.. yes.. we want greater scope of influence.. but i think that comes thru keeping the appropriate scale.. meaning communities that can interact meaningfully.. not just one big mass of centralized structure.. but horizontally connected.. locally responsive
i hesitate at the word reeducation.. i think it’s more a matter of showing the appeal/beauty/wholesomeness of alts that exist.. those need to be hoisted up
this is huge.. if you/we could hear it.. but we have 2 major stumbling blocks: 1\ we keep writing books and giving talks.. so we’re not trusting that appeal/beauty etc 2\ we haven’t yet modeled legit common\ing et al
so this broken loop.. we keep thinking we need to talk/ed/write more to explain.. because the ie’s aren’t showing the appeal/beauty et al.. they’ve all been partial
rob: your book.. f f and alive sits by my bedside
49 min – (q: way to help people remove scale from eyes): i think it’s baked into what we are as humans.. ie: of helping in pandemic.. w/nobody directing it.. spontaneous.. but.. let’s get to institutional models to they can have some endurance
51 min – part of challenge is to bring these models together..
52 min – with momentary disillusion our imagination starts to pop up.. radical events emerge.. that’s sort of what commoning is all about.. opening to a broader array of voices and letting it surface
begs a means to listen to every voice.. everyday.. as it could be.. hierarchy of listening is killing us
53 min – rob: playbook on commoning.. how do you begin it?
i thought he just said it’s already in us?
54 min – can’t grasp commoning from just reading a single book.. so many levels.. from econ/policy to culture/practice.. to diff mindsets/views that commons presents
wow.. missing it man
already in us
think like a commoner.. intro to commons..
think like a commoner – missing it – not free enough
patterns of commoning.. wealth of commons.. essays that go into greater depth.. help people realize what’s truly possible
yeah.. i’m thinking those perpetuate tragedy of the non common.. because they’re partial et al
andreas’ reality as commons seemed closest to me.. but still not free enough.. still partial
55 min – certain projects you don’t need a scholar to do.. you need people and energy to decide.. i want to manage this
56 min – commons can arise in very unusual circumstances.. it’s just when a group of people get together and say.. we want to create a commons
yeah.. i think that’s tragedy of the non common
we need to start with 8b individual daily curiosities first.. if we focus on creating a commons.. we won’t get there
we have to trust that common\ing is our natural state
1:00 (q: any one/group trying to bring commoning together in whole): no.. there’s a lot of horizontal .. but i don’t think i’d even want a centralization.. but .. ways for them to have interchange would be valuable.. but there’s just been so few resources for something that’s so out there.. so no.. not that kind of infra..
but.. in germany.. commons summer schools
1:02 – just no visible.. just doesn’t have a lot of main stream currency
1:03 – i’d like to see more horizontal connections.. i think many are.. it’s just that this moment makes it more urgent/imperitive to happen
The Pandemic as a Catalyst for Institutional Innovation (Part II)
The following essay is adapted from a talk given on May 5 at Radical May, a month-long series of events hosted by a consortium of fifty-plus book publishers, including my own publisher, New Society Publishers. My talk — streamed and later posted on YouTube here — builds on two previous blog posts
As mutual aid achieves what neither markets nor governments can, it’s clear that we need institutional innovations to support commoning. Time to get going on this front before centrist politics and capitalist economics reassert their grip. https://t.co/jP8YAiIZ4H
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davidbollier/status/1262838102793621506
Platform cooperatives are another institutional model of commoning
It’s important to build commons-based infrastructure so that any individual commoner doesn’t have to be heroically creative and persistent..t
or loud.. need infra to undo our hierarchical listening
Infrastructure – physical, legal, administrative – provides a structure that makes it easier for individual commoners to cooperate and share more readily..t
rather more naturally.. ie: if it’s your art you’d do anything to give it away et al
let’s infra for 8b art-ists
Finally, we need to explore new types of commons-based finance
we have a lot of work to do in consolidating these ideas into a new vision of the future and in building them out.. t
not if we focus/listen deep (rock) enough first
ie: cure ios city
beyond coops, finance, et al
2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b free people
The Pandemic as a Catalyst for Institutional Innovation | P2P Foundationhttps://t.co/8j0NzpeaqB
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/1270672189688287232
same article as above.. The Pandemic as a Catalyst for Institutional Innovation (Part II) – just posted on p2p site w/o title
adding this quote from beginning of article – didn’t add above:
We need to understand our interdependencies so that we can build appropriate institutions to rebuild and honor our relationships to each other. Our inner lives and external institutions need to be in better alignment.. t