Commons Lab

Peer Value: Advancing the Commons Collaborative Economy

1-9-16 23:00 - 2-9-16 23:00
City town hall, Amstel 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Peer Value: Advancing the Commons Collaborative Economy is a conference integrating conversations and plans of action for shaping and connecting the Commons on a global level. Frank Fresin (Research director) of Waag will be moderator of the conference.

The conference is organized along three tracks:

  • Track 1: P2P: Inclusive Politics, Activism and Law for the Commons
  • Track 2: Decentralized Tech and Beyond: Global Design, Local Production
  • Track 3: From Platform to Open Cooperativism

It will explore questions such as:

  • What are the conditions that encourage communities to work as peers, creating commons?
  • What are the best practices communities can adopt to safeguard their resilience?
  • Decentralization - why is it important, and how is it implemented and maintained?
  • How can the working methodologies honed by well-established digital communities act as transitional guidelines for sustainable “material” manufacturing?
  • What about social innovation and livelihoods - how does contributory and open accounting work with the systems of value creation found in CBPP?
  • How can civil society participate in recommending policy proposals that support CBPP for governments at the local, regional, national - even global - levels?

Join your peers, add your voice and take part in the growing conversation about the Commons as an important, emerging collaborative social model.

Waag is partner in the conference programme. More information available at: