Over the last 4 years, Timelab has developed the School of Commons: a model to exchange knowledge and expertise about commoning, based on a deep analysis of commoning practices all over the world. In collaboration with the P2P foundation, a multidisciplinary team created an open set of patterns, describing seven observations and their commoning alternatives, as well as tools to practice commoning. This project has been made possible thanks to Vlaanderen Circulair.
During the deep dive, game techniques are the framework of the commoning experience. This embodied learning method makes commons accessible, hands on and highly transformative. You will build more powerful collaborations through understanding your own commoning strategies and experiences as a coach. You will receive immersive insight into commoning transition mechanisms and gain personal resilience to overcome obstacles in your own local practice.
The experience and feedback of the School of Commons will be discussed during the co-creation policy event of the European project Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities (CCSC), which can lead to policy recommendations.
More information on this event will be added soon.
*We define a coach as someone who has experience with commoning methods, strategies and/or tools and can apply them in peer-learning environments.
This embodied learning method makes commons accessible, hands on and highly transformative.
This edition of The School of Commons will be unforgettable. For 4 days, and with 12 peers, 5 coaches and guests with unique backgrounds in co-creation and participation, you will have time and space for understanding how to weave your own path in urban commons practice, commoning transition and social agency.
Trainers, coaches and developers: Evi Swinnen, Marieke Maertens, Laure-Anne Vermaercke Vanessa Brazeau
Timelab, supported by the Flemish Government, has made significant financial contribution to the development of the tools, methodology and network that form the School of Commons. Our organisation practices an alternative model that supports economic relationships, which contribute toward a culture of deepening solidarity. We see your participation as entering a relationship as co-producers and collaborators, and we believe in the sharing of knowledge.
In this spirit, all our tools and knowledge are freely accessible on our website. For participation in the physical School of Commons in Ghent, we only charge the basic costs of organizing the school (production and material costs and fees). Here you find the overview of the estimated rates:
Location Venue: Timelab, Kogelstraat 34 - 9000 Gent
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