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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Documentation on commons.hour