Our Work

Commons Network works with activists, thinkers and policy makers to tell stories, build networks and influence policies to support commoners and defend the commons. We believe the world urgently needs a new narrative and that the commons represents the socially and economically sustainable paradigm for this. We believe communities, cities and regions, rather than nation-states, are the backbone of the new translocal consciousness.

We Tell Stories

We tell a larger shared story building on the diverse experiences of local commons initiatives.

We Influence Policy

We work areas like digital commons, biomedical innovation and urban commons to bridge activism and politics.

We Build Networks

We build networks and coalitions to help activists exchange ideas and bolster the commons movement.