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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...
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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Making Worlds, making histories: building other calendars in common (OWS in dialogue with Greece, Portugal and Spain)

Making Worlds, making histories: building other calendars in common (OWS in dialogue with Greece, Portugal and Spain)

Saturday October 20th, 5pm-7pm. Momenta Art, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. (718) 218-8058 http://www.momentaart.org/ http://www.makingworlds.org On Saturday, October 20th, 5pm-7pm we will gather at Momenta Art in order to build a collective calendar of the euro-crisis and the new movements that have emerged in Spain, Greece, and Portugal. Continuing with the project of exercising...

Meeting regarding the planned proposals in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING on Flushing Meadows Corona Park MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST 7:30PM 82ND STREET ACADEMICS 81-10 35TH AVENUE (map) For more information, please see this document for a report compiled by the Pratt Center for Community Development on these proposals. Hands Off Our Public Land Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the preëminent park in Queens,...

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...

Minutes 09-01-2012

Minutes Making Worlds September 1 2012 Present: Marcos, Begonia, Vicente, Susana, Rachel, Francis, Bahereh, Maleny   Organization: Marcos will buy the website makingworlds.org, bring a server and host a lesson in building the site in a future meeting. Vicente made a smaller googlegroup for more local information on meetings etc., freeing the larger email group...

Minutes 08-25-2012

Minutes for Making Worlds (MW) 8/25 meeting at Sunset Park: (Susana, Begonia, Rebecca, Jim, Ron, Antonio, Ina, Maria, Janet, Frances and John)   Agenda: Report on URPE conference Reply to Future of Occupy group Momenta forum MW Forum: date, place, purpose   URPE: Union for Radical Political Economics conf. (August 10 – 13, 2012, at...

Minutes 07-28-2012

Minutes Meeting 7/28/121-Forum (dates, themes & organization, speakers)Dates We discussed the possibility of changing the dates for the Forum and avoid having it the weekend before the elections. This can affect the tone of the discussions and can also coincide with activities held by groups or people that are not still part of Occupy or...

Summer 2012

AUGUST Union for Radical Political Economics Summer Conference (See Program) “Political Economy of the 99%: Today and Tomorrow” 4:00 pm Friday, August 10 – 1:00 pm Monday, August 13 Epworth Center, High Falls, NY Join radical political economists and Occupy activists from around the country (some people are both) to explore transformative strategies and alternatives...

Minutes Meeting 05-19-2012

Minutes of the meeting 05/19 1. Community Gardens Unconference (June 1-3) Thanks Antonio, Suzanna and Gina for taking care of the organization of this event. We paste the tentative program below. Community Gardens – Unconference START IN SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG (specific address to be announced by Antonio) 1pm – Commons & Gardens intro Discussion / Commons...

May 1st.

May 1st – OWS has called for a General Strike 99-01.jpg May Day: list of activities in which people from Making Worlds: A Commons Coalition will participate. “Making Worlds: A Commons Coalition” will gather at 3 p.m. at Union Square by the Gandhi Sculpture with flyers and banners. We will join the march to Wall...

Program of the Forum. February 16-18 2012

MAKING WORLDS: An OWS Forum on the Commons February 16-18 Church of the Ascension, 122 Java St. (Greenpoint) Download program:  MAKING WORLDS-program.pdf THURSDAY, February 16 5pm WELCOME: Sign-In, Food 6-6:45pm OPENING: Introductory words / Making Worlds Organizers Introduction to the Commons / Silvia Federici Dawn Diaz – Women Against Domestic Violence 6:45-7:15pm Dinner 7:15-9pm George...