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Making Worlds, Building the Commons in NYC | Making Worlds, Building the Commons in NYC

Making Worlds is a collaborative effort by Occupy Wall St and other groups and individuals to explore the utility of the commons in creating a better world
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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...

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...

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...

Minutes for Saturday, March 16 2013

Agenda 16 March – 2013: meeting at Brooklyn Commons 1- Update on confirmed attendees (what groups are? how to connect them, structure the sessions, etc.? – Make a separate googledoc for confirmed organizations. We will use this as a template for putting names of orgs and groups at MW website. – That list will include:...

Minutes for Saturday, March 9 2013

Right now, we have to reach out to the most people possible. If possible, it can be very helpful and effective to personalize invitiations and specify why we are inviting each group (what do we want them to share, to talk about, specific projects, not so much the org in general).   Logistics – Tape,...

Forum Schedule

Friday, 6 to 10 pm 1. Intro.  What we did last year.  Questions to address this year. 2. Dinner! 3. Discussion Session:  How do communities identify with and participate in the process of commoning? Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm 1st. session (10-12 am): Caring. 12-1 pm: Lunch 2nd session (1-3 pm): Space 3rd session...

Minutes, February 23 2013

At Goethe House: present: Ina, Begonia, Susanna, Vicente, Melanie, Antonio, JanetM, Marcos, JanetK Decision to meet every week until forum: next meeting Sat. Mar. 2, 4 PM Goethe House, 5 E. 3rd Street (at Bowery). Title of forum: Building the Commons, but Vicente suggested Weaving the Commons, which some people felt was a closer description...

Minutes February 9, 2013

Meeting Minutes  Feb 9, 2012 Attendees: Janet M, Kara, David, Antonio, Vicente, Susanna, Maria B, Begonia, Luis, Maleni, Max *I. Feb 14th – Making Worlds Thursday Event. @ 16 Beaver w/  Isidro and Alexa* V- We’ve been in touch with Beaver. S- We were thinking to talk about commons charters, Isidro is part of the...

Minutes January 27, 2013

A couple of comments regarding functioning of the group, meetings, etc. In order to avoid confusion and to make things easier to plan, we discussed the need for having a permanent meeting space and time. It was also discussed the possibility of meeting every two weeks, and not every week.   After those comments, we...

Making Worlds: Alternatives and the Commons (CANCELLED BECAUSE OF WEATHER FORECAST).

  ***NOTE:  Because of weather forecast and the MTA’s decision to close subway and public transportation this evening we have decided to cancel today’s event. **** Sunday October 28th, 4-6pm*** Momenta Art 56 Bogart in Bushwick. ***3pm-  Pre-Event Meet-Up: Building A Network of Alternatives Calling artists interested in alternatives to the current system!  If you...

Making Worlds at the Free University

On Friday 9/21 we will be part of The Free University, an open event at Madison Sq. Park.  We wish to invite everybody to join us at 3:00 p.m.  We will focus in a discussion about the history of #OWS, its antecedents, its highlights, in order to collectively share the memory of what happen this...