Currencies and Financing of Commons

 

This workshop introduced currency and finance as fundamental to the commons and solidarity economy. How do alternative currencies and digital tools and platforms work? What are the infrastructures and material environments that support commoning and collective responsibility in this sphere?

We examined how we can multiply or upscale some of the initiatives, methods, frameworks, and formats that have already been explored locally. Participants shared an interest in the commons-based economy. Most of them were actively searching for P2P mechanisms of value exchange.

The group discussed time-banking, cooperatives, alternative currencies and platforms to disseminate this knowledge.

 Contemplating the next ECA