Stories

Cape Town: Towards a Municipal Regulation for the Commons

Crowdsourcing a Commons Transition Plan in Cape Town September 25, 2020

Why We Need a People’s Vaccine Right Now

A People’s Vaccine for COVID-19 is based on shared knowledge and must be freely available to everyone, everywhere worldwide. September 24, 2020

Digital Rights on top of the agenda

The corona pandemic – and especially the development of a Dutch corona-app, has reignited debate about online security and digital […] September 21, 2020

Interoperability #2: The fork in the road

Updates about our deep dive into the digital interoperability debate from the Shared Digital Europe team September 17, 2020

Interoperability #1: Policymaking is worldbuilding

Updates from our deep dive into the digital interoperability debate, brought to you by the Shared Digital Europe team

Another Amsterdam food coop is transforming the food system

Amsterdam has a long list of initiatives trying to change the way we look at the food on our daily […] September 11, 2020

A big step towards sustainable and cooperative tourism

Last week Commons Network joined a virtual-but-local Amsterdam meeting hosted by FairBnB.coop. We learned from its founders about a new […] September 3, 2020

Introducing our new board member: Sandra Bos

– – – S C R O L L D O W N F O R E N G L […] August 19, 2020

The commons way of life in Ecovillage Boekel

Ecovillages: The commons way of life August 10, 2020

Rethinking not repairing: a call for Utopianism

Commons Network researcher Winne van Woerden investigates the links between commoning and public health, and how commoners play their part […] August 5, 2020

From psychiatric patients to active and connected human beings

– – [ S C R O L L D O W N F O R E N G L […] July 27, 2020

Commons Transitie Plan Amsterdam

Het schrijven aan een Commons Transitieplan voor Amsterdam gaat van start. July 20, 2020

“Nobody is in charge, but everything gets done”

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Caring coops go where professional healthcare providers can’t

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Rethinking Dutch subsistence security in a changing world

De basis van ons onderzoek naar bestaanszekerheid en commons is gelegd, samen met onze partner en innovatielab Novum. Een intensieve […] July 15, 2020

Conferentie Commons en de Omgevingsvisie: Een verslag

Conferentie Commons en de Omgevingsvisie: Een Verslag June 11, 2020

Herenboeren Kantelen het Voedselsysteem

Cooperative farming communities are changing the food system May 19, 2020

Broodfondsen: Zo Geef Je Solidariteit Een Gezicht

Broodfondsen: Zo Geef Je Solidariteit Een Gezicht May 6, 2020

Commons en de Nieuwe Omgevingsvisie

Wat hebben stedelijke commons aan de nieuwe Omgevingswet? April 30, 2020

Support Your Locals: Neighbourhood Currencies

Building Community Wealth With Local Currencies April 27, 2020

The Medicines Patent Pool: A Remedy for the Anti-Commons

Pooling Knowledge to Fight Corona: The Story of the Medicines Patent Pool April 23, 2020

Pooling Knowledge: Private Medicine vs. Public Health?

The COVID-19 crisis marks a critical moment for medicines: how to go from a capitalist logic to a system that is driven by the needs of the public and the health of the people? April 12, 2020

Degrowth, Health and Commoning Practices

Is commoning healthier than growth? March 30, 2020

Costa Rica Is Right: We Need a Global Coronavirus Knowledge Pool

We Need a Global Coronavirus Knowledge Pool March 26, 2020

Ensure Access to Covid-19 Treatments!

Corona medicines resulting from public investments must be free for all people March 25, 2020

Commons and Social Security: Announcing Our New Research

—  [   S C R O L L   D O W N   F O R   E N G L I […] March 12, 2020

What’s New at Commons Network HQ?

Over the past few months, we have made some important changes in our organisation. We are happy with the way […] December 20, 2019

Municipalist Conference Kick-Off 2019: Top 10 things you absolutely cannot miss

This week, activists from all over the world get together in Amsterdam to kick-start the local municipalist movement. The event […] December 3, 2019

Amsterdam University’s New Research Field: Urban Mental Health

Commons Network researcher Taru is investigating the links between capitalism, mental illness and commoning as a possible remedy. On our […] November 28, 2019

An Important Week For Commons Network’s Digital Work

This week is a big week for Commons Network’s digital work. Our director Sophie Bloemen reports. This week, we are […] November 27, 2019

Participation or Real Ownership?

Our colleague Ruth is researching the ‘Omgevingswet’, a new set of Dutch laws to manage the designing of the physical […] November 22, 2019

Commoning and Mental Health: The Way Forward

Commons Network researcher Taru is investigating the links between capitalism, mental illness and commoning as a possible remedy. On our […] November 12, 2019

Generation Hope, Commons and Municipalism: Ecopolis Festival 2019

Commons Network is participating in the Ecopolis Festival in Brussels, organised by our friends at think tank Oikos and the […] November 10, 2019

Is The New Dutch Environment and Planning Act Good For The Commons?

Every week or so, our colleague Ruth will keep us updated on her ongoing research into the new Dutch law […] November 5, 2019

Aristotle and Other Commoners: The New ICJ Is Out

  The International Journal of the Commons (IJC) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. Twice a year, during Fall and Spring, […]

Can a Society Be Insane?

Our colleague Taru is researching the links between capitalism and depression and the potential of commoning as a practice to […] October 31, 2019

Commons Network Joins the Amsterdam Fearless Cities Team

This summer, Commons Network started a new partnership with the municipal government of the city of Amsterdam. The city is […] October 23, 2019

Visiting: municipality South-East Amsterdam

Last week, Commons Network was invited to a presentation and co-creation session in the South-East of the city, organised by […] October 22, 2019

The Optics of the Commons

Do you have a memory of entering a space that gives you a sense of belonging? This could be anything […] October 18, 2019

Art + Commons: Announcing a New Collaboration

Commons Network is proud to announce our new collaboration with Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, the internationally renowned […] October 10, 2019

What I Talk About When I Talk About Mental Health

We live in a society where stress is privatized. Inability to keep up with work/studies is too often considered as […] October 1, 2019

Fighting Back Against High Medicine Prices

The 5th Annual Meeting of the European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines was held in Brussels from September […] September 27, 2019

Commons in Spotlight at the University of Amsterdam

Last Sunday we, Ruth and Taru, participated in a workshop organised by Commoning UvA. Commoning UvA is an interdisciplinary research […] September 20, 2019

Introducing… New Team Member Ruth!

Starting this summer, Commons Network has not one but TWO new team members. Both Taru and Ruth study at the […] September 4, 2019

Introducing… New Team Member Taru!

Starting this summer, Commons Network has not one but TWO new team members. Both Taru and Ruth study at the […]

Trump and the Tragedy of the Commons

This year, the commons movement celebrates the 50th anniversary of the term ‘tragedy of the commons’. The man who came […] July 9, 2019

This Week We Vote

Commons Network spent the last two years working on a programme called ‘Commons for Europe’. It was our way of […] May 23, 2019

New Book Out Now: Political Ideas for a New Europe

Our Commons: Political Ideas for a New Europe is a collection of essays, case studies and interviews about the commons, […]

The Top 10 Commons Network Publications: 2017-2019

It’s almost summer, so here is a selection of the ten most impactful publications (in no particular order) that we […]

Pharma’s Other Futures: Alternatives to Unaffordable Medicines

Commons Network is proud to invite you all to a special event in Amsterdam about the new ideas that we […] April 15, 2019