Studies of Commons

Meet up with ideas and established practices which are formed through the approach of the “common good” (commons) and gain experience through practical work in multidisciplinary teams!

 

The studies will last from November 14th 2016 until April 1st 2017, with classes taking plsce once a week, for 2-4 hours (except holidays). Studies are free of charge for all selected participants, while parts of the program will be open to public.

 

You can download the program of the study program at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/

 

Studies of Commons are based on the analysis of existing practices and exploration of possible concepts and solutions for the improvement of work processes, production, as well as the life in communities, especially those conducted by the idea of the general or common good, i.e. commons.

 

The aim of the study program is to help participants understand what it means nowadays to work and live according to the principles of commons, and through a specially designed, intensive, participatory, collaborative and interdisciplinary program to empower individuals and collectives to gain awareness of general/common goods in their process of thinking and acting.

 

The program will introduce different views of organisational structures that offer positive results through analysis of good practices in diverse contexts, as well as advice that may be helpful in practice for other local contexts when it comes to the management and use of common resources. At the same time, the program will concentrate on some collaborative practices including developing its own forms and models that are related to the idea of commons.

 

The participants will be able to hear about different experiences and approaches related to the subject, while some of the renowned lecturers will be Tomislav Tomašević (Institute of Political Ecology, Zagreb), Felipe Duarte (Berlin), Dea Vidović (Kulturanova, Zagreb), Karyotis Theodoros (Viome, Thessaloniki), Tomislav Medak (MAMA, Zagreb), Panayotis Antoniadis and Ileana Apostol (nethood, Zurich) and others.

 

What can our participants expect from Studies of Commons?
 

- A chance to meet up with local, regional and international experts, and learn from them about the latest models and practices of participatory decision-making and management,

 

- A chance to work in a inspiring environment with other individuals who apply, or are intending to apply models guided by the principles of commons,

 

- Theoretical and practical knowledge used to define specific social, ecological and economic needs in its own environment, and to give potential solutions through the development of collaborative projects concepts,

 

- Know-how for understanding and articulation of problems and social phenomena, as well as tools and practical knowledge for good collaborative work on dealing with the mapped problems

 

You can download the program of the study program at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/

 

Sign up by filling the following application form http://bit.ly/2dGQsZC and by sending your CV to office@novaiskra.com. Deadline is October 31st 2016. The number of participants is limited.

 

The main criteria for selection of participants will be: multidisciplinary, activism, commitment to the program activities, openness for cooperation and teamwork.