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art.Commons @ Queens Museum: Holiday Exchange Sunday December 15 2pm-4pm

art.Commons @ Queens Museum: Holiday Exchange Sunday December 15 2pm-4pm

Save the Date! Sunday December 15th, 2pm-4pm Meet artists, exchange art, and enjoy some food with the folks from the artCommons. Then at 3pm join us for a group discussion on art sharing projects. @ 3pm Art Made Common II: Sharing at Home, at Work, and In The Neighborhood more...
Commoning the City & Withdrawing from the Community of money. A Common(s) Course. Every Monday at 16beaver (5pm-7pm)

Commoning the City & Withdrawing from the Community of money. A Common(s) Course. Every Monday at 16beaver (5pm-7pm)

    Every monday different collectives and indivuals gather from 5pm to 7pm at 16Beaver for the Common(s) Course. Check the readings, discussions, and more in this link:   Common(s) course at 16beaver “The Common(s) course is a beginning for what we hope will grow into a set of collective inquiries and...
From the series: “New social conflict. Extractivism and politics of the common in Latin America.” Interview with Raquel Gutiérrez (Lobo Suelto!)

From the series: “New social conflict. Extractivism and politics of the common in Latin America.” Interview with Raquel Gutiérrez (Lobo Suelto!)

by Maura Brighenti Translated by Liz Mason-Deese   For the Spanish version, click here: Lobo Suelto! For a non-state-centric politics MB: I would like to start with something that you said in the talk that you gave in LaCazonadeFlores (“What can social movements do against the drug trade? Intuitions from...
Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar's Politics of the Common

Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar’s Politics of the Common

Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar’s Politics of the Common by Rosa Lugano Translated by Liz Mason-Deeze ** See the original text in Spanish below / Ver el texto en español más abajo or click here: http://anarquiacoronada.blogspot.com.ar/2013/07/20-fragmentos-para-ser-leidos-en-el.html I. Leaving the airport, a little after eleven on a frosty night. We should already look...
artCommons Begins In New York

artCommons Begins In New York

This month a couple of us at Making Worlds took a leap from idea to action. After a year of community discussions about the possibility of creating an “art commons”, we decided to start a few pilot programs in various neighborhoods in NYC and see how it goes. First stop...
Oscar Olivera, conversation with Making Worlds. Friday June 14, 60 Wall

Oscar Olivera, conversation with Making Worlds. Friday June 14, 60 Wall

By Making Worlds (Susana, Vicente, Maria, Janet K, Ina) Translated by Liz Mason-Deese Spanish version below / Ver la versión en español más abajo On the occasion of Oscar Olivera’s visit to New York, people from Making Worlds met with him to talk about the long struggle against water privatization...

Rebuilding a Dissident Common Sense. An Interview with Raquel Gutiérrez.

Rebuilding a dissident common sense By Veronica Gago Translated by Liz Mason-Deese. Spanish version here. Talk by Raquel Gutiérrez “Hacia una política de lo común (repensar el cambio social desde América Latina)”, june 2013 (in Spanish). Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar was born in Mexico. She studied philosophy and mathematics and became involved in the struggle of exiled Salvadorans of the FMLN. Later, in the ’80s, she went to Bolivia. There she was one of the founding members of the EGTK (Tupak Katari Guerrilla Army) along with her then compañero and today vice-president Alvaro García Linera. After accompanying the insurgencies of Aymara and Quechua communities, she spent several years in prison during the 1990s. Later, she joined the group Comuna. She returned to Mexico and wrote her doctoral dissertation about the water wars in Boliva, which she also experienced as an activist. As a researcher at the University of Puebla and the...
Photos from Building The Commons Forum Day 2

Photos from Building The Commons Forum Day 2

Photos from day 2 of the 2013 forum.
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art.Commons @ Queens Museum: Holiday Exchange Sunday December 15 2pm-4pm

art.Commons @ Queens Museum: Holiday Exchange Sunday December 15 2pm-4pm

Save the Date! Sunday December 15th, 2pm-4pm Meet artists, exchange art, and enjoy some food with the folks from the artCommons. Then at 3pm join us for a group discussion on art sharing projects. @ 3pm Art Made Common II: Sharing at Home, at Work, and In The Neighborhood more details: http://queensmuseum.org/events/qi-2013-presents-art-made-common-iisharing-at-home-at-work-and-throughout-the-neighborhood/ Sign-up to receive more...
Commoning the City & Withdrawing from the Community of money. A Common(s) Course. Every Monday at 16beaver (5pm-7pm)

Commoning the City & Withdrawing from the Community of money. A Common(s) Course. Every Monday at 16beaver (5pm-7pm)

    Every monday different collectives and indivuals gather from 5pm to 7pm at 16Beaver for the Common(s) Course. Check the readings, discussions, and more in this link:   Common(s) course at 16beaver “The Common(s) course is a beginning for what we hope will grow into a set of collective inquiries and experiences in commoning the city...
From the series: “New social conflict. Extractivism and politics of the common in Latin America.” Interview with Raquel Gutiérrez (Lobo Suelto!)

From the series: “New social conflict. Extractivism and politics of the common in Latin America.” Interview with Raquel Gutiérrez (Lobo Suelto!)

by Maura Brighenti Translated by Liz Mason-Deese   For the Spanish version, click here: Lobo Suelto! For a non-state-centric politics MB: I would like to start with something that you said in the talk that you gave in LaCazonadeFlores (“What can social movements do against the drug trade? Intuitions from the Mexican present”) during your...
Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar's Politics of the Common

Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar’s Politics of the Common

Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar’s Politics of the Common by Rosa Lugano Translated by Liz Mason-Deeze ** See the original text in Spanish below / Ver el texto en español más abajo or click here: http://anarquiacoronada.blogspot.com.ar/2013/07/20-fragmentos-para-ser-leidos-en-el.html I. Leaving the airport, a little after eleven on a frosty night. We should already look like little moving lights to...
artCommons Begins In New York

artCommons Begins In New York

This month a couple of us at Making Worlds took a leap from idea to action. After a year of community discussions about the possibility of creating an “art commons”, we decided to start a few pilot programs in various neighborhoods in NYC and see how it goes. First stop Jackson Heights! Jackson Heights presents...
Oscar Olivera, conversation with Making Worlds. Friday June 14, 60 Wall

Oscar Olivera, conversation with Making Worlds. Friday June 14, 60 Wall

By Making Worlds (Susana, Vicente, Maria, Janet K, Ina) Translated by Liz Mason-Deese Spanish version below / Ver la versión en español más abajo On the occasion of Oscar Olivera’s visit to New York, people from Making Worlds met with him to talk about the long struggle against water privatization in Cochabamba, in which Oscar...

Rebuilding a Dissident Common Sense. An Interview with Raquel Gutiérrez.

Rebuilding a dissident common sense By Veronica Gago Translated by Liz Mason-Deese. Spanish version here. Talk by Raquel Gutiérrez “Hacia una política de lo común (repensar el cambio social desde América Latina)”, june 2013 (in Spanish). Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar was born in Mexico. She studied philosophy and mathematics and became involved in the struggle of...

Minutes for Saturday, June 22 meeting

1. We agreed on finishing the document on the forum. This document is just a way of summarize what was discussed then, just to offer people who were not there a clear summary of the discussions. At the same time, once the document is finished, we can send it to participants, and everyone we want,...

Minutes from April 20 2013 Meeting

Making Worlds Meeting Minutes 4/20/13 Attendees: John H, Thomas, Antonio S, David A, Janet M, Kara, Janet K, Susana D, Vincente, Begonia SC, Luis MC,  Ina B, Babak, Isabel Agenda: 1. Commons document/ toolbox 2. Brooklyn commons 3. Website 4. NYC Columbia Conference (April 26-27th) 5. Visioning Session 6. Communication -Communication  Ina. -Exploring avenues on the World...
Photos from Building The Commons Forum Day 2

Photos from Building The Commons Forum Day 2

Photos from day 2 of the 2013 forum.
Photos from Building The Commons Forum Day 1

Photos from Building The Commons Forum Day 1

Photos from day 1 of the 2013 forum.

Meeting Minutes March 23, 2013

0 -Paper rolls or Blackboard with things we need, asking for volunteers for different tasks – and also with the SCHEDULE AND THE QUESTIONS (separate) Begonia will do it 1-press release (where to send, who will take care of it — the docu is ready) -Jeff will send it – maybe Bahare – and Marcos...