Submitted by David Rozas on Fri, 24/04/2015 - 19:53
The Common House is an experiment in building a commons – by which we mean a resource that is organised and structured by our collective activity as a community and not by money or property rights. We always want new groups and people to get involved in running the space. It is only people, together, that can create commons.
In 2013 we got together and collectively rented The Common House because we had a common problem. Most spaces in London cost too much, were not open the hours we needed and we wanted to have food and kids at our meetings.
Articultores are a group of people we are interested in art, free culture, care of the environment in general and urban gardens in particuar. The Articultores promote the free movement of culture, food and people.
Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "The Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. As stated in Alfassa's first public message about the township, "Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity."
Submitted by pojanguren on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 19:30
IMAGINE A WORLD where everyone has access to healthy, local, organic food. The goal of the Sharing Backyards program is to make that a reality by giving anyone who wants to grow food the yard space to do it.
Sharing Backyards encourages urban gardening by connecting those who have the space to garden with those who would like to garden but don’t have the yard space.
It connects neighbours of all kinds in an atmosphere of trust – doing something the beautifies the homewoner’s yard and provides fresh food. Garden partners share the cost of gardening supplies and the abundance of the crops.
Radio ELA is a community radio from Madrid. ELA stands for "Emisora Libre y Autogestionada" which can be translated as "Free and Self-managed Radio Station". Its community consists of different kinds of programs (musical, political, humor, etc.). New programs are encouraged to join the project.
Radio ELA ony uses free software.
The Bajo el Asfalto está la Huerta (BAH) is an ecological farming initiative focused on sustainable agriculture outside of market dynamics, implementing an alternative model of agricultural production, distribution and consumption. This model is based on self-organisation, assembly-based decision-making and horizontal non-hierarchical relationships.
CSA Tabacalera is a self-managed social center in the Lavapiés neighbourhood in Madrid (Spain) with 9,200 square metres. The building is an old factory of tobacco owned by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and considered public cultural heritage.