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The european legal laboratory for the commons : a new tool and lever for change

The European Legal Laboratory for the Commons is a collective of citizen groups, activists, and lawyers (including lawyers, professors, and doctoral students) involved in civil society. All are guided by the desire to preserve and promote the commons, on their territory and beyond. They come from France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Belgium … and have imagined…

códigos comunes-el libro

[BOOK] Urban common codes. Tools for the common-becoming of cities

In the current moment of global pandemic we continue to believe that one of the political tasks of the commons is to generate again a sense of collective ascription, where the idea of ‘re-enchanting the city’ means to be able to recognise again, in our bodies, in our lives, that all these apparently disconnected processes…

De la mar al plat

Calendar: De la mar al plat

When culture, design and research come together, they can produce sparkles like this calendar “De la mar al plat”. The initiative of the Cátedra Tierra Ciudadana of the Universidad Politécnica de València (UPV), where Commonspolis also participates, has brought together renowned illustrators such as Luis Demano, Aitana Carrasco, Valero Doval and Lula Pan with Valencian…

Covid-19 and municipalism: new solutions for a citizen security?

The manner in which the pandemic spread, and the response of governments to this cataclysm, have highlighted both the deficiencies of the systems in place, but also the possibilities that emerge from the various responses and initiatives undertaken by both sides.   by Arnaud Blin, historian and political scientist specialized in conflicts history.   The…

[INTERVIEW] INSTITUTIONAL AND GRASSROOTS INITIATIVES DURING THE PANDEMIC

How have municipal cities responded to the pandemic? Are institutional responses more effective than spontaneous and supportive responses by grassroots organisations? How do municipalist initiatives ensure the safety of inhabitants?   Federico Alagna is a researcher and activist currently based in Italy. His research focuses on migration policies in Europe, and he is active in…

[INTERVIEW] Drawing on Experiences of Peace in War Zones to Promote Better Security in Cities

Do we need more police, more expressions of the nation-state, to maintain security in neighbourhoods and cities? Does guaranteeing the safety of our citizens necessarily mean more control? What can we learn from experiences that have succeeded in building peace in regions where the most violent wars take place?   This interview was originally conducted…

Municipality is ours!

l’Asilo : another culture is possible !

l’Asilo Commoning Culture from Trans Europe Halles … When citizens, artists and cultural activists decide to collaborate and not to compete, thus breaking the boundaries between education, research and inspiration, l’Asilo is born… A cultural centre in the centre of Naples (Italy) that stands as a reference in the practices of commoning. An enriching experience…

Eco-feminism: fighting fear and uncertainty

#ISTAYATHOME and I educate myself, I question myself and reconnect with the essential… In times of sanitary confinement and eco-social and democratic crisis, the words of YAYO HERRERO, anthropologist and ecofeminist, offer us some leads to understand the contribution of ecofeminism to the challenges facing our civilization. This intervention took place on 11 June 2017…

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Mínim is a crowd-sourced project that comes as a response to the need to connect and disseminate the work of people, governments and political platforms working on municipalism. We are a close community that includes journalists, activists and researchers, involved in the municipalist movement throughout the world.