Build a tardis and learn about the commons and the world.
Reclaiming the Commons should be part of our hope of achieving a decent life
The commons not only in terms of the earth we walk on, the air we breath and the sky above us. But the commons of people, the commons of knowledge, the common interests that need to be acnowledged, consolidated, and shaped if we (the human population of earth) are to challenge that which is destroying any hope of that life for the majority. Or even worse the capability of nuclear destruction that will render even hope useless.
We have every right to be frightened, but every right to be hopeful if the work we do points towards expresseing a compelling story and vision that is capable of not only describing an alternative but ways of developing and organising one together in the work we are doing in the present.
So we looked at three things
1. What we already have in our historical commons and public assets and how to use them.
2. How to define the critical connections between activities and issues to create the essential solidarity for the work ahead.
3. Finding vehicles for involvement (Tardis) that can be fun while nudging folk towards a better understanding of the important parts they could play if change is to succeed.
Understanding where we’re at,
reflect on where we have been
and imagining where we need to go
We are interested in
PLACE BASED LEARNING
COMMONS/COMMON GOOD FUND
Exploitation dignity centralized control democratic decision making commodifcation sacredness privatization the global commons corporatization collective responsibility shareholders stakeholders output throughput disposable renewable mechanistic models organic models
information wisdom productivity prosperity consumers citizens spectator participant global economy local economies extraction restoration monoculture diversity
transferrable wealth replenishable wealth property ecosystem alienation from nature earth centered values absentee landlordism stewardship ecological illiteracy biocentrism proxy decision making real democracy short term gain sustainability narrow economic indicators full cost accounting artifcial scarcity abundance inequitable distribution economic justice corporate rule global justice empire community The System systemic change
From: Journal of Aesthetics & Protest