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Commons Lab - Working groups 2011-2012

New season of the Commons Lab where old and new groups start to organize their activities. These groups will gather periodically, work online and organize specific events throughout the year. All activities are open to anyone interested. Some groups require previous registration.

If you have a project, question or comment you want to share, email us to laboratorio-procomun(at)

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> City and commons
> Memoria y procomún
> Cine sin autor
> #bookcamping
> Kune - redes sociales y colaboración libre para grupos
> Cultura(s) de lo común
> Cuerpo Común
> Ontología jurídica libre
> Madrid
> Proyecto de traducción al castellano de Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software, de Chris Kelty
> Move Commons
> Empresas del procomún

General meetings of the groups during 2012: February 1stMarz 22th , May, 24.


City and Commons 

City and Commons is the new group of the Commons Lab 2012 coordinated by Juan Freire. It is an open group that aims to involve many individuals and groups that actively work around topics such as public space and citizen participation and who want to create a meeting point to develop projects and think about the convergence between city, technology and governance. [+info] is a transmedia, collaborative, copyleft and non profit project on 15M, the citizen movement born on May 15, 2011 in Spain. The project aims to edit a book, produce a documentary and develop a webpage (besides the informative website that will be used for the project), in order to deepen our knowledge on the emergence of the movement that, thanks to social networking, has seen the light in our society here and now. [+info]

Proposed and coordinated by Pablo SotoStéphane M. Grueso y Patricia Horrillo


Memory and Commons

A workgroup and a workshop directed by Juan Gutiérrez about the collective creation of shared memory, the subjectivity of memories and their relation with History. Specifically, concepts such as "paz de vida", violence and negative peace will be addressed. [+info]

Cine sin autor

CINEXXI (FILM21). Collectivity Politics. New Concepts for cinema in the context of new ways of emergence and social organization. [+info]

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#bookcamping proposes a reflection to generate a critical discourse around free culture and publishin binomy. A work group about A reflection about literature, free culture and publishing (dis)organization. [+info]

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Kune - redes sociales y colaboración libre para grupos

A work group to work and boost the platform  Kune, a webtool to encourage group collaboration, content sharing and free culture. Proposed and coordinated by Comunes. [+info]


Culture(s) of the common

Proposed and coordinated by Andoni Alonso y Antonio Lafuente.

This Project aims to gather the terms and concepts forming the Culture(s) of the common. If defining a concept means to outline its meaning with key words and show the implications of its use, building a dictionary means to bring a new life and feature the abundance of common wealth. The project does not assume a new philosophy, but embraces multiple points of view and the diverse traditions forming the common. [+info]


Common Body

Proposed and coordinated by Jaime del Val.

Common Body proposes a critique on new types power contained in postmodernism, which operate by giving shape to the body´s desires and feelings. The project proposes a study of new technologies of control operating through non-verbal emotional intensities (sounds, choreographies, images) within the frame of audiovisual culture. [+info]

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Legal Free Ontology

Proposed and coordinated by Javier de la Cueva.

The construction of the Free Juridical Ontology will serve for the creation of a structured database following the principles indicated by the Open Government Working Group:Open Government Working Group.

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Proposed and coordinated by - Alejandro Martín and Gabriel Lucas

An open telecommunications network, free and neutral, that is structured through an interconnection agreement in which when connecting, the network expands connecting each participant with the rest. 

This season meetings will take place during Fridays Openlab every 2 weeks twice a month.


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Blog Madrid


Project for the translation of Chris Kelty's “Two Bits” into Spanish

Proposed and coordinated by Florencio Cabello

Open call for the collaborative translation into Spanish of Chris Kelty's book Two Bits, a ethnographic and historical research about the origin and evolution of free software, beyond technical considerations, as an example of a "more general reorientation of power and knowledge". [+info] 


Move Commons

Move Commons (MC) is a simple tool for initiatives, collectives, NGOs, non-profits and social movements to declare the core principles they are committed to. MC follows the same mechanics as Creative Commons tags cultural works, providing a standard, user-friendly, bottom-up, self-labelling system for each initiative, with 4 meaningful icons, and some keywords. This presentation will present the current labelling system, explain how to adopt it and what benefits it could bring. [+info]


Commons Companies

Proposed and coordinated by Yproductions

Collective based research promoted by YProductions aimed at understanding the nature and potential of the “commons based enterprises”. These new business models will be analyzed from a political, cultural, philosophical, economic and practical perspective.  Doing so we hope to provide a better understanding of the economic models that are appearing around and that contribute to generate our commons.

> Work Plan 2011.

> Work Plan 2012 

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