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Making Worlds at the Free University (May 1st)

Making Worlds at the Free University (May 1st)

Making Worlds is joining the 3rd annual MAY DAY FREE UNIVERSITY in Madison Square Park (see map). Making Worlds.  “Health – Care / transformative commons practices”  Circle G. 12pm. Madison Square Park. Join a conversation on transformative practices of health and care in North and South, looking at and learning from the different struggles that...
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...
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 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...
'Building The Commons' Forum March 29th & 30th

‘Building The Commons’ Forum March 29th & 30th

Making Worlds is pleased to announce the next 2nd Forum on the Commons: “BUILDING THE COMMONS”, to be held Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, 2013. We envision 2 days of workshops and conversations on how to build spaces and projects for a politics, technology, culture, and an economy of, by and for the 99%. Come join...

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...
MW Encounter Thursday February 14: Building the Common(s)

MW Encounter Thursday February 14: Building the Common(s)

Building the Common(s): Social movements, Tools, and Initiatives (Commons charters, Community kitchens and Citizens´ Rescue Plan) Thursday, February 14. 16beaverstudio 16 Beaver street #6 6:00 doors 6:30 – 8:00 Part 1: Intro to the context of today’s commons inquiry w/ discussion on The Great lakes Commons Initiative (Bradley) & Madrid City Commons Charter (Lopez). 8:00...

Making words

OUR NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 at 4pm, at the Wyoming Building, 5 E. 3rd Street (at Bowery).