Michel Bauwens [BE]

Ten New Practices of the Great Transition

Ten New Practices of the Great Transition
Ten New Practices of the Great Transition

14.11.2016

Which new social structure are we evolving towards? Michel Bauwens tries to work this out by looking at contemporary practices that address the challenges of the future in the most direct way. He identifies an exponential growth of civil initiatives that experiment both locally and globally with new models and solutions. Behind the scenes, an entirely new set of values is being built up, with discoveries such as new types of contributory accounting to manage common property, open logistics systems for the circular economy, and so on. Michel Bauwens and the network of researchers into the emerging commons-based economy  present a summary of 10 years of research.

• Michel Bauwens is a Belgian cyber philosopher and founder of the P2P Foundation, which carries out research into peer-to-peer-networks and practices. In 2013, together with Jean Lievens, he published the book De Wereld Redden, met peer-to-peer naar een post-kapitalistische samenleving (‘Saving the World: towards a post-capitalist society with peer to peer’).

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VIDEO: Michel Bauwens

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Wed 16.11.16

Which new social structure are we evolving towards? Belgian cyber philosopher Michel Bauwens – who founded the P2P Foundation ten years ago – looks at contemporary practices that address the challenges of the future in the most direct way. He identifies an exponential growth of civil initiatives that experiment both locally and globally with new models and solutions. Together with the network of researchers into the emerging commons-based economy, he presents a summary of ten years of research.