around the commons

Two days collaboration around Nicolas’ project “Transnational Arts Commons”

“A Commons is a specific and contained economic sphere, based on the management of shared resources.
In stands in contrast to an economy based on the exchange and trade of private proprieties, as suggested by a market.”

I would like to invite you all to the collaborative practice around the Transnational Arts Commons, which we are developing in relation with the Dampfzentrale in Bern.
It is planed as an open gathering of some communists, active in this working context.

This collaborative practice takes place in the Milieu next Monday 21st July 13h – 17h and Tuesday, 22nd July 11h – 16h.

The aim of the project in Bern is, to temporarily run the Dampfzentrale during the Bern Biennale as a Commons, and to use this opportunity as a case study in order to develop an sustainable artistic economies based on the idea of the commons.
In order to create a legal and recognised status for this commons, we aim to found a european co-operative, which runs its business as a commons. The exact model for this co-op is still very controversial and has to developed through many stages and with the input and interest of many people. You are kindly invited to take part in this procedure.
Beside this gathering, we are organising a “State of the Arts” meeting on Monday evening 19h – 22h at a.pass, in the Milieu.

The focus of this meeting is to bring different interests and ideas in relation to each other. We invite some people engaging in alternative currencies, some active in the basic income debate, and others interested in a european network of alliances between the arts and other fields. All these approaches have their problematic points and have things in common.
Very much hope to see you all there!

Best
Nicolas

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