Dimensions of community

Here we discuss intentions of meet.coop to contribute in much wider communities that are stewarded as commons (or need to be).

meet.coop provisions and hosts various platform, media and venue spaces that we hold as commons, in which responsibility for stewarding sits directly with meet.coop, as the provisioner.

However, our intentions in meet.coop reach much wider, into communities that are - or need to be - stewarded as commons, through larger and more diverse economic and cultural formations. This section discusses the contributions of meet.coop in that larger community of activist practice.

Seven Rs of activist commitment

We note ‘seven Rs’ of civil-society activist commitment, and discuss the bearing that each of these has on protocols in meet.coop:

  • Rescue

  • Resistance

  • Reporting, recording

  • Re-weaving

  • Reparation, reconciliation

  • Regenerative activism

  • Regime change, revolution

This is the frame that we bring to bear in developing meet.coop as a prefigurative practice of dual power. It defines what meet.coop is for. See dual power

Landscapes of practice

We also note that practice - of activist formations, or of anyone - can be seen as conducted in three ‘landscapes’, each of which needs to be related-to, engaged-with and supported in a particular way.

The landscape of material stuff, in which software code and digital platforms constitute a significant present-day element, is just one of these, and often, far from the most significant. See Actions in three landscapes

Sectors of meet.coop membership

Looking at our evolving membership during 2021, we felt that three broad ‘sectors’ of practice needed to be recognised, in order to fully engage with them, support them, and recruit them into active contribution as members of meet.coop.

These are by no means distinct - although falling into ‘silos’ is a central challenge in civil-society organising and commons transition, which we mean to engaged with in the commons.hour venue space.

A principle of plurality or ‘pluriverse’ is involved here. Plural community - Three sectors

The remainder of this section is organised under these three headings:

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