We start the evening with an in-depth interview on the values, principles and methods for (the transition towards) a democratic economy. Which insights, practices and experiences from the Economy for the Common Good and the P2P Foundation can strengthen this transition? With special guests:
- Christian Felber is a writer, university lecturer and contemporary dancer in Vienna. He is the initiator of the Economy For The Common Good and the Cooperative for the Common Good. Several bestsellers include Change Everything: Creating an Economy For The Common Good and Money: The New Rules of The Game, which was awarded the getAbstract International Book Award 2014. The Economy for the Common Good received the ZEIT-Wissen Award in 2017.
- Michel Bauwens is the founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in a global collaboration on the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He is research director of CommonsTransition.org and founding member of the Commons Strategies Group. He has (co-)published various books and reports, such as ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’ (with Vasilis Kostakis), and more recently, P2P: A Commons Manifesto. He is currently working on prototyping a MOOC on commons-based economics.