COMMONS ECONOMY GENERATOR by LUDOVICA ROGERS
Common Economy Generator is a digital platform to facilitate the formation of Commons-based economies.
Our cities today are physical expressions of the extreme disregard the current political and economic system has for our communities and our planet. Common Economy Generator aims to support those initiatives that are generating positive and inspiring transformations from within the fabric of our territories and planting the seeds for the city of the future.
It is designed to:
-facilitate communication between existing Commons groups so they can exchange information, skills, resources and funds
-provide information, skills, resources and funds for new Commons groups to form
-build a common pool of information, skills, resources and funds to share between existing and new Commons groups
– allow non-Commons groups and individuals to contribute and benefit from Commons based economies
– efer to a territory whose limits are defined by the possibility of exchanging without intermediaries other then the platform itself and human interaction
– be a Commons in itself: once joined a group becomes an active participant in it’s co-management
We are experiencing an outburst of inspiring and creative experimentation in new forms of organising, living, working, producing and exchanging, that are redefining the way people relate to one another and to their environment. These alternative structures, based on principles of self-management, direct democracy, self-sufficiency and de-growth, can be considered the transformative cells of a radically new society.
However, projects often remain invisible and hidden not only to the great majority of us but also to each other, as by their very nature they tend to be local and autonomous, scattered and disconnected.
Common Economy Generator is a tool to facilitate existing groups to connect and new groups to form so that new solidarity economies can unfold and shape the fabric of our territories.
LUDOVICA ROGERS is an architect and has worked on projects that involve sustainable design and self-organisation in the public space. She is part of national and international networks focusing on the Commons. She also designs website and supports grassroots organisations in the use of online platforms for collaboration.