We adopt a model of commoning as a collective, transformative, activist practice, presented by respected commons researchers David Bollier and Silke Helfrich. See: Commoning - The resurgent power of the commons.
We translate their model in this way . .
- Provisioning/curating/cultivating of commoned means of subsistence and wellbeing
- Stewarding of commoned means, and of practice in the commons
- Mobilising/enjoying/celebrating of the commons, by members, in everyday life and work
. . and represent it visually in this way, as a constellation of practices that constitute a community around shared means of subsistence and wellbeing (‘a commons’):
This commoning model is the basis of the design of meet.coop, as a commons of digitally mediated spaces. The three component modes of practice (‘the triad’) thus underlie three basic divisions in the meet.coop Handbook:
- Political economy - A contribution economy, with plural kinds of contribution.
- Assemblies & deliberations - The architecture of spaces in which the work of stewarding & provisioning in meet.coop is done.
- Social relations - Altered social relations in a community of digital commoners, enjoying the meet.coop commons and organising transformative practices.