Collective Action: Creating a Common Plan with your Community with Michel Bauwens, Peer to Peer and Commons Transition advocate
Date: Sunday 16th September 2018, 10am to 4pm
Venue: (to be advised) Bendigo, Victoria
Registration: $50 (included lunch)

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A one day workshop with Michel BauwensPeer to Peer and Commons Transition  advocate, for activists, community leaders and local government representatives. Michel will provide an overview of the Commons Movement and worldwide initiatives currently transforming the social, economic, political and technological landscape.
The workshop will be held in Bendigo but is open to anyone active and/or interested in ‘the Commons’, new governance, sharing/solidarity/new economies, peer to peer programs, food and housing security, organic/regenerative farming, sharing platforms, ethical business, sustainability, renewable energy, earth law, worker owned co-operatives, block chain, crypto currency and sharing cities in a post capitalist future. This event is presented by Commoners Coop, auspiced by Bendigo Sustainability Group and supported by City Of Greater Bendigo.

The Commoners Coop

The purpose of Commoners Coop is to support its members to transition into a Commons Economy.

Commoners Coop members work intentionally to develop solidarity economy projects that they are passionate about.

Areas of key interest and project development include localised manufacturing and the circular economy, organisational development, communication and branding and regenerative and place-based design.

Collectively, we are a light and diverse organisation based in regional Victoria and Melbourne, Australia.



As the Commoners Coop we work together in emerging spaces between community activism, communication and design. 

Our work as a coop is to offer consultancy work and project development that reflects a new and emerging professional field.

Jodie Hampson

Strategy and social change

Services: Community engagement, Social planning, Strategy and evaluation, Research
Research and Interests: The solidarity economy, Peer to peer networks, Sustainable business models, Platform cooperativism

Elsie L'Huillier

Commons Governance and Engagement, Community Activism, Facilitation

Services: Participatory Action Design, Community Engagement, Commons Governance
Research and Interests: Economics to Commonics, The Commons, Post Capitalism, Post Patriarchy, Post Colonialism

Rob Eales

Industrial Design, Web Design

Services: Design services, Web design including Wordpress sites,
Research and Interests: Open source hardware/tools and the commons, Tools for alternative and organic small-scale farming, Design for a circular economy

Vasko Drogriski

Natural Earth Building, Human and Habitat Integration

Services: Building Design, Open food and community garden design and building,
Research and Interests: Integrating human living processes with the different living natural processes, Commons sources and commons spaces in the environment

Jan Brueggemeier

Communications, Creative Content

Services: Communication Strategy, Content Production, Branding, Digital
Research and Interests: Storytelling, Audience Engagement, Relationship Building

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