Select Schumacher Center Lectures relating to the Commons
Peter Barnes Capitalism, the Commons and Divine Right
Peter Barnes Economics for the Anthropocene
Thomas Berry Every Being Has Rights
Otto Scharmer America Emerging: Western Civilization 2.0
Vandana Shiva Biopiracy: The Colonization of Seed
Gordon Thorne Community Arts Trust
Robert Swann & Susan Witt Land: Challenge and Opportunity
Wes Jackson & Wendell Berry, and Mary Berry: A Conversation
See also the 1966 essay by E. F. Schumacher, Buddhist Economics.
Notable Books and Essays on the Commons
Think Like a Commoner (2014), by David Bollier
Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (1990), by Elinor Ostrom
The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property (1983), by Lewis Hyde
The Magna Carta Manifesto (2008), by Peter Linebaugh
….and here is a select bibliography of additional readings.
“New Economy Models: The Victory of the Commons,” David Bollier is interviewed on The Laura Flanders Show, May 23, 2017. (25:15)
“The City as a Commons,” David Bollier speaks at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, November 17, 2016. (32:57)
“Re-imagining the Commons,” David Bollier speaks to annual meeting of Berkshire Community Land Trust, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, April 23, 2017. (49:57)
“The Deeper Magic of the Commons,” podcast with James Lindenschmidt, a set of edited interviews with leading activist-thinkers on the commons: David Bollier, Peter Linebaugh, George Caffentzis, Massimo De Angelis, June 2016. (56:00)
“Commons in Action,” a series of short animated videos about various types of commons, produced by the International Association for the Study of Commons. Each of the six videos is less than three minutes.
Remix the Commons website features dozens of short video interviews with commoners from around the world. In English and French, 2010-2015.
“The Commons in Political Spaces: For a Post-Capitalist Transition,” Remix the Commons. (25:42)
“A Commons Conversation” [on subsistence commons], Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, 2014. (5:12)