Philippe Van Parijs presents Basic Income

Philippe Van Parijs presents his work on Basic Income and his new book, co-written with Yannick Vanderborght, in which the authors offer the most comprehensive defense of basic income, advocating it as our most realistic hope for addressing economic insecurity and social exclusion in the twenty-first century. (Being Belgian, he’s funny too!)

« L’argent que l’on possède est l’instrument de la liberté; celui qu’on pourchasse est celui de la servitude. »
Les Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Mietshäusersyndikat Workshop 17/05/19

Die Fondation pour l’Accès au Logement veranstaltet eine Konferenz “Dezent Wunnen-Zesumme Liewen” am 16. & 17. Mai im European Convention Center in Luxemburg-Stadt. Luxcommons ist am 17. Mai verteten im Workshop Nr 5, der einen Überblick über alternative Wohnformen im Allgemeinen, sowie Genossenschaft und Mietshäusersyndikat im Speziellen gibt. Das Mietshäusersyndikat wird vorgestellt und sein Potenzial in Luxemburg und Grenzregion wird diskutiert. Diskutieren Sie mit!

Das Programm der Veranstaltung und das Anmeldungsformular (gratis).

 

The future of museums, archives & libraries

The UN Live museum “flips the script”. Normally Cultural heritage organisations start with their collections, their treasures and push them out, to the public. Participatory design and immersive exhibitions exist for a long time, but nevertheless, the UN Live Museum’s content strategy radically starts with the stories and experiences of people, including their socio-historic context. This approach ties in with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and in many ways with Bruno Latour’s “Où atterir?”.

Here’s Michael Edson presenting the UN Live Museum (1h), the first 5 minutes is an  introduction in Swedish!

Paper: Urban Commons Shared Spaces

Shared Spaces’ features many concrete policy ideas for municipal leaders and lawmakers, as well as strategies and tips for urban commons pioneers. It was written by Jens Kimmel, Sophie Bloemen and Till Gentsch and designed by raumlaborberlin. The authors state:

We believe we need to actively protect and strengthen commons initiatives in European cities and build and promote a commons sector by transforming cities’ institutional and policy frameworks. Commons in the city involve people managing urban resources – such as space – together through which economic and, more importantly, social value is created. It is crucial to protect that value as it sustains the very social fabric of our cities. Urban commons strengthen existing communities and bring people together into new ones, they herald the era of pro-active citizenship and encourage participatory and democratic governance.

The 50 page report (pdf) is based on a 2 year research project in the cities of Berlin and Amsterdam, by commonsnetwork and raumlaborberlin.

It is meant as an inspiration and tool for those involved or interested in the commons movement, as an urgent reminder for policymakers, as an invitation for politicians to think more concretely about the commons sector in their cities, and as the starting point for a constructive discussion about improving our cities by protecting and strengthening the commons in the urban environment.

(Text copied from http://www.commonsnetwork.org/news/shared-spaces-new-paper-on-urban-commons/)

 

Bruno Latour – Où attérir?

Présentation (vidéo, 1h45m) du dernier livre de Bruno Latour, qui pose la question comment subsister pendant le changement climatique. Il faudrait définir notre “territoire”, nos intérêts, pour pouvoir agir. Comment donc formuler ces nouvelles réalités politiquement ? Le concept des “commons” refait surface.

Häuser als Commons

Häuser als Commons: Weg vom Besitzwert, hin zum Nutzwert. Langfristige Planungssicherheit und niedrige Mieten ohne die Risiken des kooperativen Modells, da die Objekte dem Markt dauerhaft entzogen werden.

Video kucken und download auf Vimeo.

Der Film “Das ist unser Haus!” erläutert das Modell des Mietshäuser Syndikats (syndikat.org), mit dem sich auch finanzschwache Gruppen bezahlbare Räume in Gemeineigentum nachhaltig sichern können. Seit vielen Jahren gibt es eine Netzwerkstruktur von mehr als 130 Hausprojekten in Deutschland.

Im 65 minütigen Film „Das ist unser Haus!“ erläutern Akteure des Mietshäuser Syndikats das Modell der kollektiven Raumaneignung und präsentieren vielseitige Projekte in unterschiedlichen räumlichen Kontexten.

Autoren und Produzenten Burkhard Grießenauer, Daniel Kunle und Holger Lauinger. Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/de/

Continue reading “Häuser als Commons”

Licences 4.0 disponibles en langue française

Après un effort de plus de deux années, les pays francophones members du réseau Creative Commons viennent de lancer la traduction officielle des licences publiques Creative Commons version 4.0.

Contrairement aux licences version 3.0, qui nécessitaient une transposition vers les différents cadres légaux nationaux, les licences version 4.0 sont toutes identiques du point de vue contractuel, leur seule différence est linguistique.

Plus d’infos sur le blog Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/2017/06/28/cc-accueille-les-francophones-welcome-cc-4-0-french-license-translations/

Dozens of organizations call on European Parliament to redouble efforts for progressive copyright changes

But one European political party wants to weaponize the worst parts of the copyright plan.

This week, right before crucial decisions in the European Parliament, Creative Commons and over 60 organisations sent an open letter urging European lawmakers to “put the copyright reform back on the right track”. (continue at creativecommons.org)

Creative Commons 4.0 Lizenzen jetzt in deutscher Übersetzung

Ab jetzt sind die sechs Creative Commons Lizenzen in offizieller deutscher Übersetzung verfügbar.

Mehr auf creativecommons.de.

PS: Les traductions officelles en langue française sont toujours en phase d’élaboration. Comme une dizaine de partenaires francophones participent à ce processus cela risque de durer un peu plus longtemps que la version allemande.

Pour compliquer les choses… l’outil de renonciation de droits “Creative Commons Zero” (préconisé par opendata.lu) est disponible en français, mais pas encore en allemand.

Creative Commons 2016-2020 Organisational Strategy

We are proud to share with you Creative Commons 2016-2020 Organisational Strategy, reflecting over a year of intensive collaboration by CC’s global community. The insights and approaches contained within it have been influenced by hundreds of valuable discussions with our stakeholders, ranging from creators and open community leaders, to foundations and government officials.

Watch this film on Vimeo. All films by Creative Commons on Vimeo. Credits

This will be a transformative shift for Creative Commons — a new direction that is more focused and will have even greater impact. For more, we hope you’ll check out our series of blog posts: “We need to talk about sharing, “Towards a vibrant, usable commons, and “Let’s light up our global commons.

Source: creativecommons.org/remix

2016, a new start

Welcome to the Creative Commons Luxembourg new website!
As you can see there’s nothing much at all on it for last few years. This is a call for help to relaunch Creative Commons Luxembourg.

There are three things that Creative Commons cclogo smallLuxembourg does: answering terribly boring legal questions for which there is usually a person on the team called a “legal lead”. Then there’s the creative use of the sharing framework that CC offers. Creative Commons Luxembourg could engage in facilitating and inspiring creation, creativity, making and learning. Finally, Creative Commons Luxembourg is unthinkable without the international partner network and creative commons central. This a network of genuinely great people who can guide with setting up projects and share know-how. It would be fantastic if Creative Commons Luxembourg could become a group of people who give back more to this network (for example translations, discussions, whatever needs doing!).

If you can contribute to any of these three facets of a new Creative Commons Luxembourg, I’d be very happy to hear from you.

I would like it to be a “slow food” project, “slow food” as in “a culture of long-term, transparent and meaningful contributions”. I’d rather not participate in a hyped, startup-type thing (although such things might spin-off eventually).

So why did this all happen now? Because ‘forum’ magazine compiled a “Commons in Luxembourg” Dossier for their first 2016 issue. Thank you FORUM!