Commons Fest 2015 Call for Participation

Open Invitation to Participate at the 3rd CommonsFest 2015

Update: The call for talks and workshops is now closed. See you in Athens in May!

The organisatory committee of CommonsFest 2015 addresses an open invitation to individuals, communities and collectives engaged in the production, management and defense of the commons to participate in the 3rd CommonsFest to be held in Athens, from May 15 to 17, 2015.

Born in Heraklion, Crete, CommonsFest already has to his credit two successful events that attracted the interest of the international community. The philosophy of the commons, which is widespread in the free software and open design communities, today rapidly expands in almost all aspects of human activity. Commons are governance systems of all those things we have co-inherited and/or produce together. They constitute practical examples of cooperation and participation for the management of divergent resources to meet our human needs and well-being beyond the state and market.

CommonsFest shows the way to create the world we want in the world we want to overcome!

In our 3rd CommonsFest a wealth of practices, experiences and artifacts of commons’ communities will be presented and the expansion of the commons will be discussed as a viable model of meeting human needs. We will jointly detect for synergies to strengthen the networking of joint projects between communities, social movements and emerging social economy actors towards the empowerment of the commons. The Festival will feature the following indicative areas of interest :

  • Free software and open hardware
  • Knowledge and cultural commons
  • Urban public space
  • Communications & radio spectrum as a commons
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Water, forests, land, beaches, air (natural commons)
  • Biodiversity
  • Agriculture and food production
  • Labour
  • Currency as a commons
  • Commons orientated cooperatives solidarity economy structures
  • Commons’ movements
  • Natural construction
  • Health

Proposals for participation :

All parties interested in helping to co-organize the Festival or participate with presentations, workshops, events, artistic creations or screenings, are invited to complete the participation form [1]. We kindly request for any proposals to be submitted until March 5th update: until March 20th, 2015.

Communication with the organizing Committee: info.ath (at) commonsfest (dot) info.

Update: 18/02/2015, 23:06
[1]: We have not yet decided whether we will accept presentations in English, due to technical reasons. We are working towards ensuring interpretation for the days of the festival, in order to be able to accommodate English-speaking presentations.

4 thoughts on “Open Invitation to Participate at the 3rd CommonsFest 2015”

  1. Hi,

    We will release a form for participation in English in the forthcoming days. We have still pending issues concerning participation from abroad because there is great uncertainty on the financial issues (limited ability to reimburse tickets etc) which also includes expenses for translation of the sessions. We hope that we will have a better picture by end of February. Thank you for your interest and we will be happy to have you with us in May.

    Best Regards,

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