Summary running list

A summary of the longer listing

The paras below, formatted like this one, indicate which area of the handbook we have in our sights for this session. For a longer, detailed listing, including comments, see Runing list

Phase 1 - Intro

Session #1- Sept 2021

Wouter Tebbens, Mike Hales @ Community circle - Intro to commons.hour: aims of commons.hour, rationale for running list of topics, methodology for designing a weave of contributions thro protocols and a handbook.

Phase 2 - Opening the frame(s)

Session #2 - Oct 2021

Ela Kagel @ Supermarkt, Berlin - Community development and geography, the community of a trans-region digital infrastructure? Learning to behave in digital space.

Intersectional community - Community development in a digital-mediated landscape

Session #3 - Nov 2021

Natalie Brenner, Jaime Villareal @ May First Movement Technology, USA/Mexico: Autonomous movement organisations and governance, in the MayFirst platform of tools and movement education.

Assemblies and deliberations- Operating with a membership comprising autonomous movement organisations.

December 2021 - No session this month.

Session #4 - Jan 2022

Monica Garriga/David Jacovkis/David Gomez @ femProcomuns, Barcelona: developing and maintaining a digital commons. the difference it makes, to approach a coop as building a commons?

Political economy - Provisioning the stack of digital commons.

Session #5 - Feb 2022

Graham Mitchell @ Platform6, Webarchitects, Yorkshire: governance in coops, specifically multistakeholder. Being realistic about work contributions from unpaid members (unpaid executive membership of Boards?) but not collapsing into a de-facto provider-led worker coop, or passive consumer coop.

Assemblies and deliberations - Coop governance

Session #6 - Mar 2022

TBC - Guerrilla Translations/DisCO project or Mikorizal Software - Contribution accounting in practice.

Political economy - Contribution accounting and recognition of different kinds of contributions; including livelihood of operational members.

Session #7 - Apr 2022

Cade Diehm/Ben Royer @ New Design Congress: ‘Society as user’, design justice as a practice in cultivating a stack of digital commons.

Intersectional community - Solidarity as collaborating and federating, ‘society as user’

Session #8 - May 2022

Sophie Bloemen @ municipalist network: Organising in a frame of municipalism and doughnut economics, multi-region/multi-language: tools for conviviality, platforms and digital infrastructure. And the governance of these.

Assemblies and deliberations - Distributed, peer-to-peer commons organising

Session #9 - Jun 2022

Fred Sultan, Yves Otis @ Remix the Commons: cross-language and cross-region challenges and shared learning spaces.

Intersectional community - Why we find ourselves in silos, organising ‘beyond fragments’

Session #10 - Jul 2022

Nathan Schneider @ Media Enterprise Design Lab, U Boulder Colorado /Everything for Everyone: a ‘provocation’ on multistakeholder governance, rationale for federation rather than internal complexity.

Political economy - Collaborating, and norms in the world of P2P free-libre culture

Session #11 - Sep 2022

Pushed back 1 month because of August holiday hiatus.

Jason Nardi @ RIPESS: Organising and steering for solidarity economy across flat organisations, within and across regions.

Assemblies and deliberations - Peer-to-peer organising, cross-region

Phase 3 - Drawing together protocols into practice

Session #12 - Oct 2022 Community circle - Firming-up on protocols, assembling and implementing a handbook - GENSET.

Session #13 - Nov 2022 Community circle - Distilling protocols and principles into a Constitution. Including privileges and limitations (aka Code of conduct); obligations and sanctions (including moderation, exclusion, whatever).

Session #14 - Dec 2022 Community circle - General assembly, preparations for the inaugural assembly.

Additional session - To be scheduled?

Tor project - xxx

Political economy - Privileges and limitations in the digital commons of Safety, privacy, defence of spaces.

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