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Commoning

Here we present the commitment of commoning that underlies meet.coop, and specifically the practice of stewarding that constitutes a commons.
Updated: 28jun2022
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xxx Here we describe the commitment of commoning that underlies meet.coop, and specifically the practice of stewarding that constitutes a commons. Commoning is a transformational politics of dual power, and a radical mode of provisioning means of subsistence and wellbeing in the coop-commons economy.
xxx Ostrom. Bollier & Helfrich. A system of means isn’t a commons until it’s stewarded. Otherwise, it’s merely an unregulated common pool. ¿Stewarding of digital spaces? the significant difference between science-like conceptualising (an object-relationship: Ostrom) and participant-organiser conceptualising (a pattern-language collective-chorus relationship: B&H).
See also: Protocols vs rules
xxx Bollier & Helfrich 2019, Free, fair and alive : a pattern language of commoning. three basic divisions within the framing (see schema below):
  • Provisioning/curating - Provisioning through commons . Curating, making, cultivating, nurturing. In the digital commons of meet.coop, three kinds of spaces: platform spaces, media spaces, venue spaces. The operational weave of material means, the §1 material landscape of digital commons provisioning (material landscape), ¿2 operational work (political economy of meet.coop).
  • Enjoying/mobilising - The social life of commoning. Mobilising, inhabiting, appreciating and celebrating, weaving-with, animating, valuing, recognising and acknowledging the commoned means and the plural commons community. The mundane, everyday navigating and charting of structures of commons feeling, the §3 aesthetic landscape of commoning, ¿1 care work. Associating, collaborating, mutualising, re-using and re-purposing. Social relations of the meet.coop community
  • Stewarding - Peer governance through commoning. Steering and visioning, defending and regulating, conserving and evolving, membership and privileges. Allocating, disciplining, visioning needs and means, reviewing practice, framing practice. Agreements and forms of organisation, framing of languages and genres, communications and the ‘dance of knowing and capability’, the §2 cultural landscape of commoning, ¿3 formaciòn work. Assemblies and deliberations