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.

Go here for a definition of ‘the Commons’.

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Commonings

It is said, “There is no commons without commoning”. This means that resources (or “gifts”) by themselves do not constitute a Commons. These must be activated by community action and governance. Again, the Commons is neither the resource, the community that gathers around it, nor the protocols for its stewardship, but the dynamic interaction between all these elements.’
(Commons Transition Primer, 1.2 What are P2P and the Commons, and how do they relate?)

This is the list of Commoners Coop’s Commonings.

People

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

Jan Brueggemeier

Communications, Creative Content

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

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

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