[P2P-F] announcement of the book: Patterns of Commoning

Michel Bauwens michel at p2pfoundation.net
Sat Oct 31 17:03:52 CET 2015

Dear friend of the commons,

We are thrilled to announce the release of a new anthology of original
essays,*Patterns of Commoning <http://www.patternsofcommoning.org/>, *about
dozens of lively, innovative commons that are pioneering exciting new forms
of production, governance and ways of living.
The book, edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich of the Commons
Strategies Group, is arguably the most accessible and far-ranging survey of
contemporary commons in print.

It introduces readers to the commons, an ancient but rediscovered social
system for creating and sharing wealth, beyond markets and the state.
of Commoning*examines successful, innovative commons around the world --
from community forests in India to high-tech Fab Labs in Germany, and from
alternative currencies that are reviving poor neighborhoods in Kenya to
Swiss irrigation systems that have lasted for hundreds of years.

A central theme that emerges is how the inner dynamics of commons can
transform how we think and act.  Commoning gives us new aspirations and
ways of being in the world, whether it is a theater commons in Rome or Farm
Hack, the global network developing open source farm equipment. The social
practices of commoning are opening up practical new possibilities for a
post-capitalist future.

*Patterns of Commoning *was written by an illustrious group of activists,
academics, journalists, technologies and project leaders from 20 countries.
Contributors include such celebrated writers as Dame Anne Salmond of New
Zealand, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, anthropologist Arturo
Escobar and ecophilosopher Andreas Weber.

You can learn more about *Patterns of Commoning *at its website,

You can learn more about the German edition, *Die Welt der Commons Muster
gemeinsamen Handelns, *published by transcript Verlag, at

Copies of the 418-page softbound book can be purchased for US$15 plus
shipping costs via Off the Commons Books --
https://store.collectivecopies.com/store/show/0fc20 -- and Amazon.com

The book is the second book of a trilogy anthologies about the commons.
The first volume was *The Wealth of Commons
<http://www.wealthofthecommons.org/>, *published in 2012.  (The German
version is*Commons:  Für eine neue Politik jenseits von Markt und Staat*).

We hope you enjoy the book!

Best regards,

David Bollier & Silke Helfrich
*Patterns of Commoning*

Check out the Commons Transition Plan here at: http://commonstransition.org

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