helene finidori

helene finidori

[barcelona, spain]

connected via next edge on fb a while back. slidedeck below esp resonating..


from p2p coop site (w/Michel):

Helene Finidori’s main area of focus is connecting dots and building bridges between people, cultures, disciplines, organizations, transitionary stages.

Born in Canada and raised in France, Helene lived in many countries including Sweden, the US, Indonesia, Australia.  She now lives in Spain.

The P2P Cooperative was founded in 2011 by Michel BauwensChris Pinchen and James Burke. It’s a for-profit small business team focused in research activities, project design and development in the frame of it’s general field of action. It aims to provide theoretical and practical guidance to understand peer to peer (p2p) developments, to advance p2p practices in every area of social life and to work on the transition to a new political economy and human civilization which allows peer to peer practices to thrive.

From the P2P Coop’s founding principles:

The aim of the P2P Cooperative is to be one of the vehicles to make the creation and maintenance of a knowledge commons about peer to peer developments, sustainable over the long term by creating livelihoods and solidarity mechanisms for committed cooperative members.


slide 11: this is not exclusively about creating commons ‘forms’, but rather to embed the”commons renewal cod” in the system, ie: the elements that can ensure the protection and reproduction of the ommons as an emergent outcome of human activity..

slide 14: this does not seek to exclusively create commons forms, but to create condition s for any activity to participate in whole or part in the creation and regeneration of commons as an emergent process.


ie: iwan baan, self-organizing ness..


Helene is co-founder of http://commonsabundance.net/



P2P’s FLOK project


june 2014:

helene to ostrom

related paper: https://www.academia.edu/7143866/Coalescing_Efforts_towards_a_Thrivable_World_A_Pattern_Language_for_Systemic_Change



The commons as the timeless generative systems that humanity shares in common is such an archetype: “a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches,” a logic that, if discovered, has potential for further enactment in each domain of engagement. If recognized and manifested in each of these domains, the commons logic could act as a transition image for systemic change or as scaffold for the new paradigm to emerge so that disparate efforts for change can all together generate more significant impacts in their own territories of influence and coalesce to create greater outcomes, with no prescriptive orchestration.

john cage ness – has to be so simple that in fact no language is needed.. (so that language doesn’t become exclusionary) written on each heart ness..

So what if, in the end, unity is about recognizing our mutual niches of engagement and the many streams of commons logic that underlie them as bridges between our islands? What if unity is about acknowledging the health of the commons as the measure against which to assess progress?

community as curriculum – bunker roy style – how are the people around you doing..

By discovering each other in a Common World, suggests Spanish philosopher Marina Garcés, we get the world between us to emerge, helping us draw the coordinates for a common dimension.

re wire ness – ni

a people experiment


michel fb share:

P2P Researcher of the Day, Helene Finidori

Helene has been working for a few years on the intersection of the commons and systems theory, with the aim to establish a pattern language for the commons … After a period of slowing down, she is interested in getting back on this thread,



So what does building a whole new model that works for everyone involve? What is this reality that needs to be made obsolete? What shape does it take? And where do the commons ‘fit in’?


1\ undisturbed ecosystem (common\ing) can happen

2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b free people

A sustainable (alternative) system is one that should have the capacity to create, test and maintain adaptive capabilities as well as opportunities or potential for self-realization of all its components – one that can therefore ensure and maintain thrivability in time and the regenerative capacity of the parts and the whole. This means we need to perpetually regenerate our ability to find or plant and nurture the seeds for innovation and for the protection, nurturing, (re)generation, (re)production of the commons as archetype moving forward.

ie: cure ios city with 2 convers as infra



re:wire ness

a people experiment

networked individualism