Schlagwort: helsinki

Presentation »From Commons to Commonism?«

Before traveling through the Baltics, I gave a presentation in a squatted house in Helsinki, Finland, called »Makamik«, on the question on if and how the Commons can be generalized up to the societal level. The answer in short: Yes. In order to make this thinkable we need some very well developed notions, and the talk is about that. Here are the Slides (PDF, ODP) and the audio files taken by Kalle from Kosmas TV (OGG, MP3) — thanks a lot!


How does social change happen?

Great talk of Michel Bauwens at pixelACHE festival 2009, taking place from 2nd to 5th of April in Helsinki. He discusses traditional socialist theory and compares it with his P2P-approach of change giving a fairly good analysis.

As a conclusion he describes his vision in two scenarios: The so called »high road« is a hope of implementing a kind of a green capitalism adopting mechanisms of peer production, leaded und supported by the Obama administration. The second »low road« scenario is a rather dark one assuming that there will be no change from top down and all change only comes from bottom up, which implies that during the decline of capitalism these grassroot initiatives are predominantly »resilient communities« securing their immediate means of live.

Alternative Economy Cultures PART 2 from pixelACHE festival.